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Commemorative Michael Jackson Program

7/7/2009 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here is the memorial service program for Michael Jackson being sold outside the Staples Center.

The Official Michael Jackson Program

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46.

JANE DOE    


RIP MJ!!!!!!!!!

#10 "Randy P Latimer
Executive Vice President", OF WHAT??????



1936 days ago
47.

Onepreciousgrl    



This breaks my heart to know what kind of people actually attended
MJ's memorial. Nothing but the visions of a dollar sign. People were
taking programs by the dozens.. I am a BIG fan who was not chosen to
attend & would love to have a program.. I was curious and looked on
ebay to find nothing but disgust. One guy was actually asking
10,000... If there is a kind soul out there that happens to have an
extra one willing to share I would be so very thankful .. Rest in
peace Michael. Long live the KING OF POP!!

1936 days ago
48.

Lesley    

R.I.P. Michael Jackson. I wish that people would show more respect to him on the day of his burial. Some of the comments made are utterly inappropriate; if you don't like Michael Jackson, his legacy or the media coverage, then blog, watch, or read something else. The man is dead; despite his issues that are constantly being brought up, respect the deceased and his family and kids during this time. Let him have the peace he deserves and if he was wrong in life, LET GOD JUDGE HIM...The courts acquitted him, let it GO! If he were a child molester, he wouldn't have kept his own kids--social services would have seen to that.
My prayers are with the family of Michael Jackson..

1936 days ago
49.

Mark S. Allen    

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I hope you guys can intergrate this into your analysis, as I have heard many media reports refer to Motown, not knowing about the significance of Gary's Steeltown records who gave The Jackson their first contract after originally being denied twice by Motown. I think Don Lemon did a piece on this and may still have the audio of "Big Boy" and this actual beginning of Michael's legacy

reply to marksallen2800@yahoo.com

WILL MICHAEL JACKSON AND THE JACKSONS FIRST MANAGER AND RECORD LABEL IN GARY, INDIANA PROFIT FROM THE HISTORIC INTERNATIONAL DEMANDS FOR MICHAEL AND THE JACKSON'S MUSIC?

Since the death of Michael Jackson, mainstream media from across the world has reported the historic number of record sales from fans across the world seeking Michael Jackson and The Jacksons music, but what about Gary, Indiana's Gordon Keith, the groups first manager and owner of the record label that produced "Big Boy," Michael and The Jackson Five's very first hit recording before they signed with Motown.? Who will profit from the commercial sale of the song "Big Boy" as more and more of the world become familiar with the song that put Michael Jackson on the market before MOTOWN?

For many years, moat people chronicled Michael Jackson and The Jackson family career with MOTOWN, but in recent years and now, more and more media are reporting and airing the song "Big Boy," but bootleggers are selling the song on the inner city streets, but no one has yet surfaced from any major commercial entity that can legally reproduce the song for commercial sale. Is this an opportunity for Keith to finally be able to cash in on the success of the group that he managed and produced before the world even knew Michael and The Jacksons names? Can the marketing and sale of "Big Boy" be done through the new record label and distribution company being started by Joe Jackson and Marshall Thompson of The Chi-Lites?

Can Gordon Keith receive the financing necessary to properly market the sales of Michael Jackson's first hit recording? Is it fair to watch so many others making millions of dollars on the sale of Michael and The Jacksons music and it does not provide a vehicle for Keith to profit as well. !! As we approach the memorial of Michael Jackson on Tuesday, there is much discussion about properly preserving the legacy of Michael Jackson and his music, so the marketing and sales of "Big Boy" should not be left in the current hands of bootleggers, BUT a legal entity that should not exclude Gary, Indiana's Gordon Keith, the first manager of Michael and The Jacksons, and owner of the now defunct Steeltown Record label that put Michael and The Jacksons on the map with their very first releases "Big Boy" and "You've Changed."




Reuters Pictures 1 week ago
Gordon Keith, founder of Steeltown Records, pauses outside the childhood home of pop star Michael Jackson in Gary, Indiana June 26, 2009. Steeltown Records, under Keith, is known as the label that first signed the Jackson 5 in 1967 to record several songs, including "Big Boy".

Today, the song "Big Boy" is one of the most popular songs of oldies and steppers parties. But it has become popular on underground CD's and not marketed nationally as a legitimate CD to be bought in record stores or other venues that market recording artists. With this historic rise in Michael Jackson and Jackson Five music, it seems appropriate that people like Keith should be able to profit from the millions of dollars being made as the one who put The Jackson's on the map with the help of Chicago's historic radio station WVON and local DJ's, long before MOTOWN and the rest of the world knew Michael and The Jacksons even existed.

Maybe this is an effort that can be marketed and distributed through Joe Jackson's new record label.

1936 days ago
50.

andre marion    

I AM A BIG FAN OF MICHAEL JACKSON AND ITS SO HARD TO BELIEVE HE GONE BUT IN MY HEART I NO HES IN GODS HANDS NOW. AND IN MY HEART I KNOW HES THE BEST THERE WAS AND THE BEST THERE WILL EVER BE .

1936 days ago
51.

Steph    

I was incredibly moved by the service. I have a digital copy of the program from the service available for free download. Its on the main page of my web store
about half way down the page. Its also quite moving. RIP

http://www.littlegirlmart.com

1936 days ago
52.

Jimmy    

well this one surely looks different from the one shown on CNN...

1936 days ago
53.

Ada    

If someone asks you what is music, give him to listen Michael Jackson.
If someone asks you what is dance, show him Michael Jackson.
If you want to explain to someone what is love, tell him about Michael Jackson.

1936 days ago
54.

Fablícia Paiva, Brasil    

Michael um ser sereno, aquele que trousse em si a leveza e a grandeza de seu próprio ser. Aquele que lutou para que em nosso mundo fluísse apenas o amor e a compreensão.” Nós tivemos a grandeza e beleza de uma Astro onde todo o resto parecerá pequeno.

1936 days ago
55.

tina    

I thought that his memorial was very touching, what a great job they did in such a short time. It was so touching when his daughter spoke about her father, and thats why i hope the media quit slashing him. I wish they would sell the memorial programs cause i would buy several of them rest in peace and now you are not being tormented like you were here you now are an angel in heaven my deepest sympathy to his children and family tina

1935 days ago
56.

MJmisunderstoodangel    

All of you who want the programme...it has been placed on Scribd and can be downloaded free of charge.

This was made possible by Michael's beloved mother, Mrs Katherine Jackson. I thank the family and especially Michael's mother for this very thoughtful, sweet gesture. This has given us something to hold onto and to keep forever.

The world has lost a very special, unique, wonderful person...I am devastated with the rest of his loving fans.
We could all learn something from Michael...

1931 days ago
57.

ANNA    

einai theosssssssss

1627 days ago
58.

COOL    

FOOLISH

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