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BOOK : pre-order “Forever Michael”

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Thank you for your kind messages and huge interest in Forever Michael, our first collector’s book dedicated to Michael Jackson’s young days !

Pre-orders for both Deluxe and Regular versions are now available. Books will be shipped next june !

FOREVER MICHAEL – DELUXE EDITION
Limited to 50 copies – 50€

The 52-pages collector’s book (21×21 cm – 8,26 x 8, 26 inches) contains 48 rare and never-seen-before full spread black and white pictures in a white heavy cardboard case. Each boxset (Size : 27×27 cm – 10,6 x 10,6 inches ) contains a vintage photo print in A5 format. Each boxest is hand-numbered from 1 to 50.

Every buyer can chose his own vintage print from our 70 pictures personnal collection. The first buyer will have access to the whole collection, the second to 69 pictures and so on. Each picture is a vintage original print from the 1970′s. Some of them might show slight alterations and marks, but they are all in great condition and the majority of them are available in our book selection !

Copies will be shipped in June in a safe cardboard package sent by registered mail. We can also meet Parisians buyers to give them the book from hand to hand.

EUROPE
1 copy  : 65 € including registered mail shipping
2 copies : 120 € including registered mail shipping
3 copies : 173 € including registered mail shipping
4 copies : 226 € including registered mail shipping
5 copies or more : contact us @ forevermichael@funku.fr

USA – ASIA – OCEANIA – AFRICA
1 copy   : 69 € including registered mail shipping
2 copies : 125 € including registered mail shipping
3 copies or more : contact us @ forevermichael@funku.fr

FOREVER MICHAEL
Limited edition to 450 copies – 25€

The 52-pages collector’s book (21×21 cm – 8,26 x 8, 26 inches) contains 48 rare and never-seen-before full spread black and white pictures. We can also meet Parisians buyers to give them the book from hand to hand.

EUROPE
1 copy   : 37 € including registered mail shipping
2 copies : 65 € including registered mail shipping (32,50€ by copy)
3 copies : 94 € including registered mail shipping (31€ by copy)
4 copies : 120 € including registered mail shipping (30€ by copy)
5 copies or more : contact us @ forevermichael@funku.fr

USA – ASIA – OCEANIA – AFRICA
1 copy   : 39 € including registered mail shipping
2 copies : 67 € including registered mail shipping (33,50€ by copy)
3 copies : 98 € including registered mail shipping (32,66€ by copy)
4 copies or more : contact us @ forevermichael@funku.fr

PAYMENT

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Send your payment @ funkumagazine@yahoo.fr

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Forever Michael NEW PHOTO BOOK - June 2014

Jackson 5 cartoon : Possible DVD release in 2012?

In 1971, animation producers Rankin/Bass put together the cartoon personifications of Michael, Marlon, Jermaine, Jackie and Tito with the ABC-aired Saturday morning show the Jackson 5ive. The half-hour program ran for 23 episodes, including a kick-off episode with Motown legend Diana Ross voicing herself. The actual Jacksons weren’t part of the regular voice cast, though, as their busy musical schedules prevented it. 

However, it’s interesting to note that the voice actor who played Michael Jackson in this show, Donald Fullilove, is still active today (unlike most of his “brothers” in this show), and has been heard recently in American Dad!, Wall-E and Up. The group’s musical producer in the show’s adventures (a personification of Motown founder Berry Gordy), was played by Paul Frees…a voice well known in film and TV (including the original War of the Worlds, Steve Canyon, Mister Magoo, “Boris Badenov” in Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends, “Ignatz Mouse” in Krazy Kat, “Colossus” in Colossus: The Forbin Project , “narrator” of Hardware Wars, various characters in the animated productions The Hobbit, The Return of the King, and “K.A.R.R.” in Knight Rider…he had also been the original Pillsbury Doughboy!). Other on-screen characters in the cartoon included Michael’s pet mice, “Ray” and “Charles”, and pet snake “Rosie”.

Why the trip down memory lane? Well, nothing is official, and we’re not even certain how accurate this is. NOT to cast doubts on the website who gets the credit for this info, or anything like that. It’s just that during the past couple of years, especially as many of this sort of show come to DVD via manufacture on demand programs, and those programs often make plans to release an old show like this one, but then some sort of obstacle comes up and the title doesn’t see the light of day. However, while we should take it with a grain of salt until the official studio announcement comes through (whenever that may be), we’re pleased to pass along word from historian Rick Goldschmidt’s “Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass” blog, posted there yesterday, that “RANKIN/BASS’ THE JACKSON FIVE SHOW coming to DVD in 2012! ” Our thanks to reader Phil Satterley for the heads-up! Stay tuned, of course, and we’ll fill you in as further information becomes available to us.

cbright (forum.jackson5abc.com)

40 years ago… “Never Can Say Goodbye” #jackson5

On March 16th, 1971,  ”Never Can Say Goodbye/She’s Good” (Motown 1179) was released.

First single from the “Maybe Tomorrow" album in March 1971, "Never Can Say Goodbye" is an original version by the Jackson 5. A few month later, the song was covered by Isaac Hayes, and by Gloria Gaynor in 1974. 

Clifton Davis wrote this song especially for Michael Jackson.

never can say goodbye
no, no, no, no, i never can say goodbye

even though the pain and heartache
seem to follow me wherever i go
though i tried, tried to hide my feelings
they always seem to show
then you try to say you’re leaving me
and i always have to say no
tell me why is it so
that i never can say goodbye
no, no, no, no, no, i never can say goodbye

every time i think i’ve had enough
and start heading for the door
there’s a very strange vibration
that piercing me right to the core
it says turn around you fool
you know you love her more and more
tell me why is it so
don’t wanna let you go

i never can say you goodbye, girl
(never can say goodbye, girl)
ooh ooh baby
(don’t wanna let you go, girl)
i never can say goodbye
no, no, no, no, no, no
i never can say you goodbye, girl
(never can say goodbye, girl)
ooh ooh
(don’t wanna let you go, girl)
i never can say goodbye
no, no, no, no, no, no

never can say goodbye
no, no, no, no, i never can say goodbye

i keep thinking that our problems
soon are all gonna work out 
but there’s that same unhappy feeling
and there’s that anguish, there’s that doubt
it’s the same old dizzy hang up
can’t do with you or without
tell me why is it so
don’t wanna let you go

i never can say you goodbye, girl
(hey babe)
ooh ooh baby
(don’t wanna let you go, girl)
i never can say goodbye
no, no, no, no, no, no
i never can say you goodbye, girl
(never can say goodbye, girl)
ooh
(hey babe)
i never can say goodbye
no, no, no, no, no, no



© 1971 Jobete Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP) / Portable Music (BMI)
All rights reserved.

36 years ago… “The Cher Show”

On March 16th, 1975, the Jackson 5 were guests on The Cher Show.


“Mama’s Pearl” was the fifth single released by the Jackson 5 and the first release by the boys for 1971. 1970 proved to be the year of success for the Jackson 5. With four back-to-back number one hits, three top pop albums, numerous TV appearances, and a successful tour, what more could the boys ask for? 1971 would bring a lot of change for the group and this record was the start of that.

41 years ago…

On December 14th, 1969, the Jackson 5 appeared for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show.

"I’ll Be There", inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame

"I’ll Be There" is one of the the 30 songs that will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011. It joins "I Want You Back," which was inducted back in 1999, making it the second J5 song to make it into the Hall of Fame.
Full press release here.

For the record, “I’ll Be There” has been in my own personal Hall of Fame since September 1, 1970.

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(Source: J5Collector.blogspot.com)