|Fred Astaire [To Michael after Motown 25]:
"You're a hell of a mover! Man, you really put
them on their asses last night. You're an angry
dancer. I'm the same way. I used to do the same
thing with my cane. I watched the special last
night; I taped it and I watched it again this
morning. You're a hell of a mover."
|The Godfather of Soul James Brown defended
Michael Jackson while he was on trial.
Michael mentor defended him during an interview
with the Associated Press in which he said
"Recognize that people do this ... They've been
trying to do that to me all my life, trying to get
something for nothing ... I think he's been set up
like most entertainers. People think you have a lot
of money." "Last Quote by James B. "Michael, We
need to bring real music back".
|Concerning Marlon Brando: Brando's son
MIKO, who began working for Jackson almost
two decades ago as a security guard, tells the LOS
ANGELES TIMES, "The last time my father left
his house to go anywhere, to spend any kind of
time, it was with Michael Jackson.
"He loved it... My father had a 24-hour chef,
24-hour security, 24-hour help, 24-hour kitchen,
24-hour maid service. Just carte blanche.
|"most people know Michael for his type of
dancing, but a lot of people don't know that he's
great in other styles of dance as well.
he's an excellent tap dancer"
"When I met him, it was really love at first site. I
think when you get to know Michael, you
understand the nature of his charisma... He looks
at the world with the innocent eyes of a child."
|Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
"He is one of the world's most acclaimed
entertainers, an innovative and exciting songwriter
whose dancing seems to defy gravity and has
been heralded by the likes of
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly."
|curiosity for everything.
It was unbelievable in someone so young.
I appreciated watching it work."
-- Quincy Jones
"Michael Jackson is the most
I've ever met."
|Sir Bob Geldof
"He is probably the most famous person on the
planet, God help him.
When Michael Jackson sings,
it is with the voice of angels,
and when his feet move,
you can see God dancing."
"He's a milestone.
A sign of distinction is the most important thing an
entertainer, can obtain.
It's a person that when he sings, the minute you
hear his voice, you know it's him.
Michael has that gift."
|"He's not afraid to look into the worst suffering
the smallest part that's
positive and beautiful."
-- Frank Dileo
|"What is a genius? What is a living legend? What
is a megastar? Michael Jackson -- that's all. And
when you think you know him, he gives you
more...I think he is one of the finest people to hit
this planet, and, in my estimation, he is the true
King of Pop, Rock and Soul."
-- Elizabeth Taylor
"Michael's a natural...
he's a very hard worker and a super performer.
But most of all, he's a real human being."
"...A man of many versatile talents,
not the least of which is always
being a gentleman."