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Michael Jackson, Prince and James Brown on one stage together in 1983

Iconic is an understatement. The stars were aligned that night.

by Anonymousreply 1805/17/2013

Funny that Prince went straight to the guitar, aka showing Jackson is just a karaoke singer.

by Anonymousreply 105/16/2013

Wow, royalty! The King, the Prince and someone who has spent a lot time in the Court.

by Anonymousreply 205/16/2013

Micheal has always been so boring to me. Compare him to that wonderful little freak Prince. No comparison.

by Anonymousreply 305/16/2013

[quote]I always thought Prince's music was better too. MJ's music was plain and sappy.

by Anonymousreply 405/16/2013

Prince was drunk or high as fuck. He played a few chords, stripped and strutted around stage and tipped over a huge lamp prop.

Still an iconic moment in musical history though.

Was that at the Apollo?

by Anonymousreply 505/16/2013

James Brown's made cross dressing cool. A lot of gay men in the 80s copied.

by Anonymousreply 605/16/2013

I thought JB was a woman at first - that hair and the 80s outfit! Michael had so much talent and you can see here how much both he and Prince copped from JB.

by Anonymousreply 705/16/2013

If Hendrix was alive and on stage with them I think it would have combusted from the legend-ness.

[quote]Was that at the Apollo?

They were at some place called the Beverly Theater. It was late August, 1983--a couple of months before the "Thriller" video was shot, and I believe just after "Purple Rain" had been filmed. Yes, Prince was high as fuck. Supposedly, he'd been doing blow backstage with JB's musicians just before. I love how he came down to the stage on the back of his burly bodyguard Big Chick Huntsberry.

by Anonymousreply 805/16/2013

[quote]Supposedly, he'd been doing blow backstage with JB's musicians just before

That would explain why he couldn't leave his nose alone.

by Anonymousreply 905/16/2013

The King, the Artist and the Godfather.

by Anonymousreply 1005/16/2013

Michael was on the verge of becoming the biggest star the world has ever seen. None of the weirdness and being afraid of people yet.

by Anonymousreply 1105/16/2013

Prince is the only one who has been relatively unblemished by arrest or pedophilia.

by Anonymousreply 1205/16/2013

[quote]None of the weirdness and being afraid of people yet.

I thought that too. He hugged people like a real person would. Tragic.

by Anonymousreply 1305/16/2013

Prince is not unblemished by scary cults.

Prince is now an outspoken member of the violently anti-gay J/W cult.

by Anonymousreply 1405/17/2013

I love Prince and James Brown. To me, Jackson was always a minor talent. Great dancer and performer, but his voice sucked. Brown & Prince waxed the floor with M.J.

by Anonymousreply 1505/17/2013

Well, I haven't seen that much dysfunction on a stage since The Sound of Music...

by Anonymousreply 1605/17/2013

Michael voice sucked, R15? Not hardly. The man could sing. He had such a pure falsetto, and his vocals permeated with charisma.

by Anonymousreply 1705/17/2013

[quote]Prince is the only one who has been relatively unblemished by arrest

In 1980, the Great Purple One was arrested in Mississippi for "pulling a prank" on an airplane.

by Anonymousreply 1805/17/2013
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