Michael Bearden is an amazingly talented music director who has worked with over 400 artists. He was the music director for Michael Jackson’s final tour, This Is It.
Bearden “can’t believe it’s been 10 years,” and remembers exactly where he was when he got the news. He was at the Staples Center preparing for rehearsal and getting ready to go to London to start rehearsals there too.
He says he didn’t see any signs that something might be wrong in the weeks before his death. “Some days he wouldn’t show up, some days he wouldn’t want to do things,” he explained but he just chocked that up to him being a celebrity. The last rehearsal he was “really great” and he looked back at him from the stage as if to say, “yea I’m Michael Jackson I got this.”
Bearden recalls his last memory of the King of Pop. MJ went to rehearsal with three cars and were blocking Bearden’s car in. It was late and Bearden remembers being tired but, before they left that night they discussed the schedule for the next days rehearsal. As they left, MJ said, “god bless you I love you and I’ll see you tomorrow,” and that’s the last thing Michael said to him.
Remembering MJ: 10 Facts About The King Of Pop [August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009]
1. The "Billie Jean" music video was one of the first songs by a Black artist to be regularly featured on MTV.1 of 10
2. Michael Jackson is the most awarded artist of all time with 40 Billboard awards, 13 Grammys, 26 AMAs and numerous other awards.Source:Solarpix / PR Photos 2 of 10
3. Michael loved "The Three Stooges"!Source:Wild1 / Photorazzi via PR Photos 3 of 10
4. Michael was a HUGE Marvel fan! He even had dreams to portray Spiderman according to various reports.Source:Photorazzi via PR Photos 4 of 10
5. Forbes named MJ as one of the highest earned dead celebrities.Source:Wild1 / Photorazzi via Pr Photos 5 of 10
6. It is rumored that the costumes from "Thriller" came from the Salvation Army.6 of 10
7. Just like us: MJ loved Mexican food!Source:Arlene Richie / Photorazzi via PR Photos 7 of 10
8. Legendary director Martin Scorsese directed the "Bad" video.8 of 10
9. Princess Diana and Michael Jackson met on July 16, 1988.Source:Landmark / PR Photos 9 of 10
10. Michael and Janet Jackson's scream video cost over $7 million to make!10 of 10
Michael Bearden Recalls His Last Conversation With Michael Jackson was originally published on blackamericaweb.com