Seven years ago today on June 25th, 2009 the King of Pop, Michael Jackson tragically and unexpectedly passed away amidst preparations and rehearsals for his final live concert tour, This Is It. For fans around the world, the pain still lingers on… It’s times like today the fan community comes together to remember, honour and reflect on the magical life that was Michael Jackson’s and the love and timeless art he gave to the world.
World renowned dancer, singer, actor, model, director and choreographer Kevin Stea joins us on this special episode to celebrate Michael’s life and to reflect on his time working with the King of Pop. Kevin collaborated with Michael on the Black or White and Blood on the Dance Floor short films and also the MTV 10th Anniversary Special. Not only has Kevin worked with Michael Jackson but he’s also worked extensively with other industry luminaries such as Prince, Madonna, Rihanna, George Michael, David Bowie, Lady Gaga and many, many more.
Following a conversation with Kevin, Q, Jamon and guest host Paul Black explore Paul’s experiences in Los Angeles prior to Michael’s death in 2009 and during the week leading up his Memorial before handing over to some of our listeners to discuss how Michael should be remembered. Thank-you to all contributors who submitted audio. We are also honoured to have been able to use this episode as a way to debut a beautiful spoken word poem by Angela Kande Forever and the brand new Remixed by Nick* Michael Jackson track Jam (Nick* Redux).
For fans who are struggling during this time of year, we hope this episode acts as a way for you to connect with other MJ fans around the world. In this episode there are moments of joy and moments of sadness, but through it all, remember that we are all fans of Michael. We will carry on his message of love and positivity as a way of honouring his memory and everything that he gave to the world. Together we will Michael on.
- Kevin Stea‘s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and IMdB pages
- The Stoke a Pose documentary film
- That Rogue Romeo‘s website and iTunes page
- Michael Jackson’s Black or White short film
- Black or White outtakes
- Michael Jackson’s Blood on the Dance Floor short film
- Michael Jackson’s MTV 10th Anniversary performance
- The official website for Michael Jackson’s This Is It film
- The MJCast – Episode 011: June 25th Special with Darren Hayes
- Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service from 2009, at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles
- Angela Kande‘s Twitter and YouTube pages and Legacy poem.
- Remixed By Nick*‘s website and Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & tumblr. pages
Music Breaks & Ads
- Africa Tribute to King of Pop Michael Jackson (Original African Ugandan Version)
- Jackson Source
- Remixed By Nick* – Jam (Nick* Redux)
- Paulina Citzman – Still
- Jermaine Jackson’s Smile (Live From Michael Jackson’s Memorial) single on iTunes
- Sway – The King Full Stop
- Smooed – He Did It
If you have any thoughts, opinions, or feedback on the show, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find the links to our many social networks on www.themjcast.com. Keep Michaeling!