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Neverland Reps: Watch Out, Santa Barbara

6/30/2009 5:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The part owners of Neverland Ranch have released a letter to the residents of Santa Barbara, warning of the impending madness that will engulf the county if a public viewing of MJ's body occurs later this week.

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The letter -- sent by a rep for Colony Capital, LLC -- calls Neverland a "temporary sanctuary" for Michael Jackson fans who "will come, with or without permission or an invitation."

The doc also addresses Neverland's dark past by saying, "As we all know, the impressions left by Michael's last interaction with Santa Barbara County were not positive." But it goes on to say, "Michael was accused, tried and acquitted in our county and found innocent on all counts."

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caroline    

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/media/article6607989.ece

Jackson posthumous music sales outstrip Elvis and John Lennon!!!!!!!

HMV today claimed that sales of Michael Jackson's music have outstripped the demand for material by Elvis Presley and John Lennon following their untimely deaths.
Simon Fox, the chief executive of HMV, said that sales of Michael Jackson albums have multiplied by 80 times, totalling 40,000 units, since the singer's death last Thursday. He estimates that across the UK, 125,000 albums by Jackson have been sold since last week.
The music retailer, which had stocked up on albums by the King of Pop in anticipation of his 50 farewell performances at the O2, sold out of CDs on Saturday and is currently re-stocking from Sony.
During his lifetime, Jackson sold over 750 million records and Mr Fox today claimed that the recent surge in demand for CDs surpassed that following Presley's death in 1977 and Lennon's assassination in 1980.

1948 days ago
17.

singermagic1    

I once helped to take some children there from Children's Hospital in Los Angeles and the road to the ranch is small, not made for a lot of traffic. I have the feeling people are going to spend a lot of time on that road waiting to inch forward.

1948 days ago
18.

Maria    

I've always believed in Michael's innocence.I wish i could go to Neverland to say goodbye.I will always miss you Michael

1948 days ago
19.

caroline    

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/media/article6607989.ece

Jackson posthumous music sales outstrip Elvis and John Lennon!!!!!!!

HMV today claimed that sales of Michael Jackson's music have outstripped the demand for material by Elvis Presley and John Lennon following their untimely deaths.
Simon Fox, the chief executive of HMV, said that sales of Michael Jackson albums have multiplied by 80 times, totalling 40,000 units, since the singer's death last Thursday. He estimates that across the UK, 125,000 albums by Jackson have been sold since last week.
The music retailer, which had stocked up on albums by the King of Pop in anticipation of his 50 farewell performances at the O2, sold out of CDs on Saturday and is currently re-stocking from Sony.
During his lifetime, Jackson sold over 750 million records and Mr Fox today claimed that the recent surge in demand for CDs surpassed that following Presley's death in 1977 and Lennon's assassination in 1980.!!

1948 days ago
20.

Pickle    

i hope they sell 12 year old nuts there!

1948 days ago
21.

jenjen    

The traffic is going to be insane....the 4th of July weekend is always a mess here. Now all the people who weren't planning to do anything this weekend will get into their cars and head up to SB. Get out of SB before Friday---you've been warned!

1948 days ago
22.

Sabrina    

His burial is going to be the last concert ever. Complete with crazy, crying fans.

1948 days ago
23.

wow0709    

exactly#9!!!!!
#5 MJ only paid the ppl off because his attorney advised him that the case could possibly be held up in the courts for up to 7 years and Michael didnt want to have to deal with the case possibly dragging on for 7 years. On the advice of his counsel, he settled out of court. The parents wanted money and got what they wanted....thats all they cared about.

1948 days ago
24.

CC    

We love you Michael... you said the truth....
i always belive in you...
Viva el King del Pop...

1948 days ago
25.

Michelle    

Jackson post sales.......
When John Lennon and Elvis Presley died, there were only records or tapes in stores. With todays technology, computer downloads, etc. it is much easier to acquire music. Plus today we have news stories 24/7 over the television and internet. It was a different world then.

1948 days ago
26.

hollywood    

Yowsers... I would love to attend.. but can you say "madhouse"?
Everyone in SoCal.. stay OFF of US 101 later this week.. it'll be worse than usual!!

It would be nice if its broadcast, like many other high profile, public funeral services are.

On another note, if Michael said he never wanted to return, its sad that his wishes aren't being listened to.
I just hope that they're able to return it the way it was.. the way Michael wanted it.
And to those saying admission will be charged, I can't imagine they'd charge admission to attend a funeral.
BUT once they turn this into Graceland, by all means will admission be charged. You pay for Graceland right?

1948 days ago
27.

First whores!    

14. MICHAEL HAD A SPECIAL WAY OF F*CKING KIDS!

Posted at 5:23PM on Jun 30th 2009 by Harvey Lee Roth

thats funny, with a really gay name like 'harvey lee roth' i would think you were the molester.

1948 days ago
28.

justsayin    

Neverland is his graceland he should be laid to rest here. They will turn it into a tourist attraction as it will generate a great deal of money.

1948 days ago
29.

Sim1    

For those who live in the area. is there any point trying to make it? Or will one be stuck on the road miles away with no hope of setting foot on the grounds? thx

1948 days ago
30.

Shar    

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS LETTER SENT TO RESIDENTS?
Other than self promotion, what is the purpose of this letter?
There is nothing in it that Santa Barbara residents don't already
know.

1948 days ago
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