Highs and lows in the life of Michael Jackson who died yesterday aged 50
This is a timeline of Michael Jackson's life and career:
1958: Jackson is born on August 26 in Gary, Indiana.
1963: He gave his first public performance aged five singing Climb Every Mountain.
1964: He joined his brothers in The Jackson Five who sign to Motown Records in 1968.
1979: He released the solo album Off The Wall.
1982: He released Thriller which went on to become the world's best-selling album of all-time.
1985: Jackson paid 47 million US dollars for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985.
1987: He released Bad and buys the Neverland ranch in California.
1993: A 13-year-old boy named Jordan Chandler claimed Jackson sexually abused him during a visit to the ranch.
1994: He married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of rock legend Elvis Presley, but the marriage only lasted 19 months and the pair divorced.
1996: He married for the second time to nurse Debbie Rowe in 1996. The couple divorced three years later.
2003: The singer told interviewer Martin Bashir sharing a bed with a young boy is "a beautiful thing."
2005: He is acquitted of sexually molesting 12-year-old Gavin Arvizo.
2009: He died in Los Angeles.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:18 am
Thursday, 25 June 2009
The King of Pop dies in LA
The LA Times says that singer Michael Jackson has died. He was 50 years old.
He was taken to UCLA hospital in Los Angeles earlier suffering a heart attack.
It's understood paramedics had to administer CPR in the ambulance but it's thought he was already dead when they arrived at his house.
He was due to embark on a World comeback tour next month and has been busy rehearsing at a soundstage in Burbank in California for the past four weeks.
Michael began his musical career at the age of 5 as the lead singer of the Jackson 5 who formed in 1964. In these early years the Jackson 5, Jackie, Jermaine,Tito,Marlon and lead singer Michael played local clubs and bars in Gary Indiana and moving further afield as there talents grew and they could compete in bigger competitions.
From these early days Michael would be at the same clubs as big talented stars of there days, such as Jackie Wilson and would be learning from them even back then. In 1968 the Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers discovered the Jackson five and from there they got an audition for Berry Gordy of Motown Records.
The Jackson 5 signed for Motown and moved to California. Their first 4 singles, "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There" all made US No1 hits.
The Jackson 5 recorded 14 albums and Michael recorded 4 solo albums with Motown
In 1982 Michael Jackson released the world's largest selling album of all time, 'Thriller'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 pm
Petition to try and save river cop
The River Thames looks set to lose a valued member of the community, thanks to some drastic budget cuts by Surrey Police.
PC Jim Halstead has been patrolling the Thames between Runnymede and Kingston by boat for the last five years, but his post has now been axed.
But many local residents and businesses are not letting their man go without a fight organising a petition to try and save the post.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:28 pm
Girl nearly "knocked out" at Wimbledon
A schoolgirl from Tooting was nearly “knocked out” at Wimbledon yesterday.
But the girl wasn't actually playing.
Ball-girl Erin Lorencin was left shaken after French tennis player Michael Llodra collided with her during a game.
The 6ft 3 star fell head-first on top of the 15-year-old.
Before medical staff rushed to attend the pair, the girl cracked a smile, as Llordra hugged her and apologised.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:27 pm
Jury retires to consider verdict
A jury in the case of six teenagers accused of a murder in Thornton Heath has retired to consider its verdict.
16 year old Shakilus Townsend was beaten and stabbed in a cul- de - sac last July.
The youths all deny murder.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm
Machinery stolen in Surrey
Thieves have stolen thousands of pounds worth of machinery from a garden equipment supplier in Surrey.
They took equipment including 100 chainsaws, 60 leaf blowers, 70 garden strimmers from Honey Brothers in Guildford on Tuesday night.
Police are investigating.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:22 pm
A church in Wimbledon angers some
A church in Wimbledon has angered local residents for allowing tennis fans to park their cars on top of graves.
St Mary's Church in Wimbledon Village charges drivers £20 to park amongst the headstones for the day.
It's through the remains buried directly beneath the makeshift parking bays are 2-to-3-hundred-years-old.
The church reverence has defended the idea, pointing out that the cash generated goes straight to charity.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:21 pm
Rogue market trader caught out
A market trader who profited from the sale of fake designer clothing has been ordered to hand over 20 thousand pounds or face a year in jail.
Gardeep Singh Hopal was ordered to hand over the profits he made from the illegal sale of counterfeit goods by a judge at Kingston Crown Court.
Hopal, from Romford has six months to pay the money or he will be sentenced to a 12 month jail term.
The case began when trading standards officers from Wandsworth raided his market stall in Nine Elms and discovered more than 2 thousand items of fake designer clothing.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:20 pm
Police investigate Kingston river death
Police are trying to work out how a man plunged from a houseboat to his death in the River Thames.
Tests showed 21 year old James Spencer from Surbiton, drowned after falling from the boat near Kingston Bridge last Friday.
Scotland Yard say there was a bit of an argument near the location - but they're appealing for more information.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:19 pm
Website attacks Kingston MP's expenses
A website has been launched attacking MP for Kingston & Surbiton Ed Davey for buying an £8,000 machine to stuff envelopes.
It's thought the industrial equipment is capable of mailshoting all 50-thousand of the Lib Dem's constituents every other day.
Green campaigner Bridgette Poulton has started a blog, calling on him to hand back the cash claimed, on the grounds it breaches expenses rules.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:34 am
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Man jailed for murder in Staines
A man from Hounslow who doused his former partner in petrol before setting him alight has been jailed for life.
25 year old Nadim Kurrimbukus acted in a fit of rage after finding out his 23 year old boyfriend of two years Charlie Davies had ended their relationship.
He suffered burns to 75 percent of his body in the attack in Staines in June last year.
Kurrimbukus will serve a minimum term of 23 years.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:02 pm
A triumph for Wimbledon's squash players
Whilst tennis takes the limelight in Wimbledon, Merton's squash players have scooped a gold medal in a youth tournament.
The team was made up of 16-year-olds Blaine Herrington and Daniel Aldham, as well as 14-year-old Seigo Masuda.
The boys, who train at Wimbledon Racquets Club battled it out against teams from all over London and triumphed in the final against Kingston.
It's the second gold team Merton have won.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:36 am
Raucous youths wreak havoc in West Molesey
An investigation's been launched after 30 raucous youths wreaked havoc in West Molesey.
It happened just before midnight last Friday in the Beauchamp Road area.
Some of the suspects used planks of wood as weapons.
Police are urging parents to keep a more watchful eye on their kids.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:15 am
Molesey cop sacked for cowardice sues Surrey Police
A police officer from Molesey who was sacked for cowardice has told a tribunal she was bullied for being "too posh".
39-year-old Alison Wheeler said her dismissal from Surrey Police was "sexist and ageist".
Officers allege the former opera singer failed to use her CS spray or support her colleague during a struggle outside Walton police station.
Ms Wheeler says she did help – and is seeking £350,000 in compensation.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:14 am
Top stories at 8am
President Obama has condemned the violence used against protesters in Iran, over the country's disputed election.
A diplomatic row has erupted after Britain and Iran each expelled embassy staff over claims of spying.
Woking driver's fears after announcement by team
Woking based driver Lewis Hamilton says he is praying the war between the FIA and the Formula One Teams' Association does not leave him without a job next year.
McLaren is one of eight teams who announced its interest to form a breakaway series. However this would mean a drawn out court battle with the FIA - which could put its drivers' careers in jeopardy. After today's racing he commented 'I have not really had much time to think about the other things due to the amount of work I have had going on,'
But he added: 'I am no engineer or aerodynamicist, and am always asking questions, as much as they all do the same of me.'posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:29 pm
Elderly man missing from Epsom
Surrey Police are concerned for the safety of an 81 year old man who hasn’t been seen since yesterday morning.
Dennis Brewer was last seen leaving the Assembly Room pub in Epsom High Street on foot at 11am on Saturday.
He is described as of short build with longish grey hair, and was wearing jeans, a trilby hat and black Velcro strap shoes.
They are especially concerned as he suffers from Alzheimer’s.
Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 pm
Thousands ride through SW London
Thousands of cyclists aged 14 to 80 rode through South West London today as part of Europe's largest charity cycling event.
Around 27-thousand people took part in the annual London to Brighton Bike Ride - in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
They enjoyed sunn weather and most participants took around six hours to reach Brighton seafront.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:17 pm
Tooting fire leaves four in critical condition
A fire in Tooting has left four people in a critical condition.
Police were called in the early hours of this morning to a blaze at a house on Lessingham Avenue.
Five people were rescued from the building and have been taken to hospital for treatment for burns and smoke inhalation.
At this early stage the fire is believed to be suspicious.
Anyone who was in the Lessingham Road area at around 4am, and may have information, is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4805 or Crimestoppers anonymously.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:09 pm
Sebastien Vettel's won the British Grand Prix.
The German led from start to finish at Silverstone, beating his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber into second.
Rubens Barrichello was third.
Jenson Button finished sixth, so his lead at the top of the championship's cut to 23 points.
World champion Lewis Hamilton was 16th.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:51 pm
A man’s been killed in Fulham. Police were called to a fight on the North End Road early this morning.
They found a man in his 30’s with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital but died about an hour later.
No one has been arrested.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:19 pm
Cyclist Injured in Ewell
A 15 year old has been taken to hospital with a head injury after two cyclists hit each other on the A240 Reigate Road in Ewell.
The accident happened just before eight o’clock last night.If you were driving past and saw the accident Surrey Police would like to hear from you.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:35 am
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