Tuesday, July 07, 2009

michael jackson's first visit to manila, 1976

UPDATE: we just added some captions to identify the people in the photos...

today the fash pack has its own memorial for michael jackson. these precious photos were passed on to us a few days ago. it documents michael jackson's first visit to manila with the rest of the jacksons, including daddy joe, in 1976. these faded photos were when they guested on "student canteen," the top-rated noontime TV show back then. they had a michael jackson sound-alike contest and he was there to crown the winner. apparently, michael looked very uncomfortable with the idea of having to select one winner and when the time came, he raised BOTH finalists' hands! isn't that a very michael thing to do??

below, left to right: the jacksons tito, jackie, and michael with hosts coney reyes, eddie ilarde, and bobby ledesma (the bow-tied guy on the left with curly hair and moustache is actor/comedian ricky manalo who was a temporary host)
L-R: marlon, michael, and randy
L-R: marlon, tito, jackie, michael, and randy
michael sang a ballad that day: "ben"
as you can see, the studio was jampacked that day. the hosts didn't even have space to step away from the set
meanwhile, it was pandemonium outside as fans waited to get a glimpse of michael and his brothers
as michael sings, daddy joe dances with a member of the audience we are still glued to CNN for updates, read different tributes, watch his videos, listen to his songs, and still can't get over that the king of pop is dead. we'll be watching the memorial by midnight tonight. and we'll be crying with the rest of the world...

5 comments:

wanderlust junkie said...

Thanks for sharing this. I haven't had the opportunity to see them (or him) perform in Manila, but it's wonderful to see the photos and hear about his wonderful personality. :-)

shallow said...

very beautiful! hope you don't mind me linking up this entry...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post, Fash Pack. I remember watching your dad on TV and I must say, he's one of the best.

Rachelle said...

Grabe Fashpack, one degree of separation ka kay MJ!!!

Mercilyn Tabilog Dela Cruz said...

..i was 7 yrs old that time..i remember the song BEN is my favorite.