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“King” Michael Jackson accepted to auction a special relic associated with his name when he was alive

It is known that the special relic mentioned in the above event is expected to have an auction price of 64 to 107 thousand USD. This is an item that is associated with Michael Jackson and his trademark moonwalk dance.

The hat “King of Pop” Michael Jackson once wore and threw to the audience will be auctioned, expected to fetch from 64 to 107 thousand USD.

According to Yahoo News, the fedora will be auctioned at the Drouot Hotel, Paris on September 26. In 1983, Michael Jackson wore a hat when he first performed the moonwalk and the song Billie Jean at a Motown concert.

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Auction organizer Arthur Perault said audience member Adam Kelly picked up the hat when Jackson threw it down, thinking the singer’s staff would pick it up, but they didn’t. Kelly kept it for several years before passing it on to collectors.


According to the auction house, the value of 200 of Jackson’s memorabilia has recently decreased due to the sale of counterfeit items and allegations against him such as child abuse. At the event, other artists’ items also appeared such as T-Bone Walker’s guitar (estimated at 160 thousand USD), Martin Gore’s suit, Madonna’s gold record…

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The image of the hat is associated with Jackson’s Billie Jean performance 40 years ago. He also made his mark with the moonwalk – a street dance, characterized by a forward movement but the performer actually walks backwards. Immediately after the Motown Records show aired on NBC, children across America sought to imitate Jackson’s dance. Today, some famous singers learn Jackson’s moonwalk choreography to perform on stage, such as Justin Bieber, Chris Brown or Rihanna.

Referring to Michael Jackson’s own “brand” dance. It is known that he once went against the producer’s regulations to debut the moonwalk choreography on the show Motown 25, broadcast 40 years ago.

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In an interview with Yahoo Entertaniment, Don Mischer – producer of the program celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of Motown Records, said: “Initially, I and executive producer Suzanne de Passe banned artists including Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Diano Ross and Michael Jackson performed a new song because the show wanted to honor the immortal songs of Motown Records. Jackson then refused and told me that he wanted to perform a solo song called Billie Jean”.

The “King of Pop”‘s proposal made Mischer awkward. The American producer is afraid of opposition from artists if he favors Jackson. However, after watching the Billie Jean rehearsal, he and the singers participating in the show were convinced.

“I remember Linda Tonstadt, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross were there. We saw Jackson perform the song for the first time. Everything, from the hat to the socks to the moonwalk, everything was perfect.” , Mischer said.

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Eventually, Jackson was allowed to perform Billie Jean. Although his moonwalk lasted less than three seconds, its influence lasts to this day. A few days after Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, when he went to the White House to film an interview with US First Lady Nancy Reagan and journalist Barbara Walters, Mischer said everyone was talking about the show and the moonwalk dance. . “When I was in the taxi, the elevator or walking through the East Wing of the White House, everyone talked about Jackson,” he said.

A few weeks after the concert, Mischer and Jackson sat side by side to edit details for the show’s broadcast edit. The 83-year-old producer said: “He has very creative ideas and clearly understands what image he wants to bring to the audience. Normally he speaks very little, but when he goes on stage, Jackson takes control. the whole auditorium”.

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The Moonwalk is a street dance that became widely known after Jackson’s performance of Billie Jean 40 years ago at the Pasadena Civic Theater. The characteristic of this choreography is that the performer moves forward but actually moves backwards. Immediately after the Motown Records show aired on NBC, children across America sought to imitate Jackson’s dance.


Michael Jackson was born into a family of ten siblings. He began his music career at the age of 11 when he joined the band The Jackson 5 and began working independently in 1987. In November 1982, Jackson released Thriller – an album recognized by Guinness World Records for sales. best runner of all time. Throughout her career, the Heal The World singer won 13 Grammy awards and six Billboard awards. On June 25, 2009, Jackson died at Neverland Ranch in California (USA) due to acute propofol poisoning leading to respiratory failure.



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