As AEG Live court case ends, let’s remember Michael Jackson’s music legacy

The family of Michael Jackson has lost their negligence case against concert promoters AEG Live over the death of the 50-year-old pop star.

A jury came to the decision that the doctor looking after Michael Jackson ahead of his concert tour was not unfit for his job and therefore AEG had not been negligent in employing him. Michael Jackson died in 2009 after taking an overdose of a surgical anaesthetic and Dr Conrad Murray was jailed as a result for involuntary manslaughter for administering the drug.

The legal squabbling of Michael Jackson’s family in their litigation against concert promoters AEG Live may have been motivated by grief, guilt or greed. The reality is that we will never know, and it doesn’t really matter. What is for sure is that it is time to let Michael Jackson finally rest in peace and allow his fans to enjoy his music legacy, unencumbered by high profile law suits. Enough is enough!!

Michael Jackson was a deeply sensitive, damaged human being but that was an intrinsic part of his genius, drive and motivation. So let’s celebrate Michael Jackson’s true legacy with this Record Press Top 10 Best Michael Jackson Songs –

Top 10 Best Michael Jackson Songs

 

1) Ain’t No Sunshine ( No8 1972 )

2) Thriller ( No10 1984 )

3) Billie Jean ( No1 1983 )

4) Bad (No3 1987 )

5) Earth Song ( No1 1985 )

6) Beat It ( No3 1983 )

7) Got to Be There ( No5 1971 )

8) Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough ( No3 1979 )

9) Off The Wall ( No7 1979 )

10) Rock With You ( No7 1979 )

 

Which are your favourite Michael Jackson songs?

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Framed vinyl records, framed CDs and framed DVDs with a personalised plaque, make unique presents or original gifts for a special celebration  / special occasion ie a Wedding ( Wedding First Dance Song ), an Engagement Party ( Our Song ), a House Warming Party ( New Home ), a 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th Birthday ( How about the No1 song on the day of birth? ), a Silver, Ruby or Golden Wedding Anniversary, Father’s or Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day!!  THE PERFECT PERSONALISED PRESENT!!

For further information, plus other merchandise or memorabilia, go to the Michael Jackson website……. www.michaeljackson.com/us/home

 

Monopoly fans decide Iron has to “Go to Jail” to serve a life sentence

Following an online poll, the Monopoly board game manufacturers Hasbro have announced that the cat has got the cream in terms of becoming a player token on the board. The cat was voted as the most popular option for a new Monopoly piece ahead of a robot, helicopter, diamond ring and a guitar. The new cat design took 31% of the total vote and will be added to the existing tokens which include a race car, thimble, top hat and battleship.

It is the first time Monopoly fans have been invited to vote on which of the eight tokens to keep and which to lose. The Scottie dog was the clear favourite securing 29% of the vote, with fans from more than 120 countries taking part in the poll to decide which token should be saved. In the best traditions of Monopoly, the race went to the wire, with the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron fighting for survival in the final hours of voting. Ultimately the iron passed “Go” last, finishing with just 8% of the vote and will now “Go to Jail” to serve a life sentence, with no chance of parole!!

The iron was one of the original game tokens when Monopoly was launched by the Parker Brothers in 1935. The Scottie dog and wheelbarrow were added in the early 1950s.This is not the first time Monopoly pieces / tokens have been cast aside and thrown off the Monopoly board – and I am not talking about tipping up the Monopoly board in a pique of anger as a sore loser!! Previous tokens retired in the 1950s included a lantern, a purse and a rocking horse.

If you had an opportunity, would you change player tokens in other board games? For instance, would you change or replace Colonel Mustard or Professor Plum in Cluedo? Let us know in the Reply Box below