1994

1994

Janet World Tour : US leg

January 1 : Michael attends a Barbara Streisand’s concert at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas with friend Mike Milken.

January 5 : Michael gives a moving speech to claim his innocence at the NAACP Image Awards Ceremony at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. He also presents the award for Best Choreographer to Debbie Allen.

January 12 : Michael wins the trial for “The Girl Is Mine”, “Thriller” & “We Are The World”.

January 17 : Michael invites a group of disadvantaged children to spend the day at Neverland on Martin Luther King’s birthday.

Recording sessions for Michael’s new album is scheduled to begin at Record One studio in Sherman Oaks but are canceled after the Northridge earthquake strikes that morning at 4:30 am causing devastation to the downtown Los Angeles area.

The Hayvenhurst estate is damaged by the earthquake. The Jackson family moves to a rented house during renovations.

January 18 : “Because Of Love” is released as the 4th single from “Janet” along with a live video! It peaks at #10 on Hot 100 Billboard.

January 22 : Janet & Rene attend the 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills where “Again” is nominated for Best Song For A film.

January 24 : Los Angeles prosecutors announce that they do not have enough evidence to charge Evan Chandler with extorsion.

January 25 : Michael & Jordy’s lawyers reach an agreement to settle the civil case. The Chandlers agree to withdraw their complaint against a confidential financial compensation and the trial is cancelled.

February 2 : Michael attends a concert of The Temptations at the Sheraton Desert Inn of Las Vegas with his date Lisa Marie Presley…

February 9 : Santa Barbara ‘s District Attorney, Thomas Sneddon Jr & Los Angeles ‘ District Attorney Gill Garcetty both set up a Grand Jury to determine if there is enough evidence to indict Michael and put him through a criminal trial. Miko Brando is among the first to testify.

February 12 : Jermaine, Katherine and Joe Jackson give a press conference in Las Vegas, NV. In a special tribute show, ‘Jackson Family Honors’ the Jackson family will reunite for the first time in twenty years.

February 14 : Michael goes to a Denver courtroom to testify that he did not steal the song “Dangerous” from Crystal Cartier as she proclaims.

February 15 : Michael wins this new trial!

February 19 : The whole Jackson family (except LaToya) is reunited at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas to rehearse & tape The Jackson Family Honors TV Special which is broadcasted a few days later around the world.

Janet performs “Alright”.

Michael does not perform but he presents two lifetime achievement awards to Berry Gordy & Elizabeth Taylor . His date for the night is Lisa Marie Presley.

The Jacksons performs “2300 Jackson Street” with Rebbie & the grandchildren including 3T.

Late February : Michael starts recording a new album at the Hit Factory Studio in New York City. He takes residence in Trump Tower in Midtown

Brad Buxer, Bill Bottrell, Matt Forger, Brad Sunberg, Rene Moore and Bruce Swedien join him to work on new songs.

Frank & Eddie visit him often as well as the 3T, Austin Brown (Rebbie’s son) & Deepack Choprah.

March : LaToya films an erotic video for Playboy.

March 8 : Janet & Rene attend the 66th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

March 21 : Janet & Rene attend the 66th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, where  “Again” is nominated for Best Song For A Film. Janet performs the song live but she does not win.

April 6 : LaToya is one of the very first celebrities to have a Celebrity Centerfold video for Playboy.  She also releases a step aerobics exercise video, Step-Up Workout and a country album titled “From Nashville To You“.

April 7 : Janet attends the Party for Janet Jackson’s Sold-Out Concert Tour and Plaque Presentation for 10 Million Copies of “Janet” Album at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

April 12 : Michael goes to Planet Hollywood in NYC

April 14 : Michael goes to see the movie “Stomp” at the Orpheum in NYC

April 18/19 : Michael is spotted in Orlando, close to Disneyworld.

April 24 : Michael makes a photoshoot with photographer Timothy White on the 10th floor of Big Sky Productions in NYC for the cover of History album.

April 28 : Michael accepts a Caring For Kids award during the Children Choice Awards at the City Center in New York CIty (where he rents a three bedroom suit at the Trump Tower).

May : Michael starts working on a remake of a musical named “The Seven Faces Of Doctor Lao” with special effect specialist Stan Winston.

May 14 :  Janet performs “Throb” & “Anytime Anyplace” during the season finale of Saturday Night Live.

May 23 : “Anytime Anyplace” is released as the 5th single from “Janet” along with a video. It peaks at #2 on Hot 100 Billboard.

May 25 : Michael & LIsa Marie Presley arrive at Casa de Campo de Campo in Domenican Republic .

May 26 : Michael & Lisa Marie secretly get married in a 12 minutes ceremony only attended by Eva Darling & Thomas Keough!

June 4 : Janet accepts two MTV Movie Awards for her part in “Poetic Justice” live from the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

June 5 : Michael takes Lisa Marie & her children Benjamin & Dannielle to Disneyworld in Florida

Michael also pays a visit to Shaquille O’Neal to talk about a musical collaboration.

Janet World Tour : North American Summer Leg

June 18 : “Throb” is released as the 6th single from “Janet” without a video.

Janet shoots the video for “You Want This” with The Kids.

June 20 : Big Boy, the first ever Jackson 5 single is re-released by Ben Brown, the owner of Steeltown Records along with previously unreleased material from the 1968 recording sessions at his studio.

June 23 : Michael visits Cab Calloway in a New York Hospital .

July 11 : Medias learn about Michael & LIsa Marie ‘s secret wedding.

July 25 : LaToya visits the Video Software Dealers Association Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

July 26/27 : Disguised in Cheik Arab, Michael attends Janet’ concerts at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

August 1 : Lisa Marie confirms that she is indeed married to Michael.

Janet is on the cover of Jet magazine

August 5 : Michael & Lisa Marie arrive in Budapest (Hongria) and make their first public appearance together as a married couple causing a media frenzy.

August 6 : Michael & Lisa Marie visit sick children at an hospital and meet Bela Farkas, a little boy in need of a transplant. Moved by his story they decide to fiance his operation that will save his life.

August 7 : Michael shoots a teaser for his forthcoming album with a whole army of russian soldiers! Jimmy Safechuck is an assistant on the set.

August 9 : Michael & Lisa Marie fly back to New York where Michael resumes the recording of his new album.

Michael introduces Lisa Marie to the Cascios.

August 10 : LaToya is a guest on Howard Stern in NYC.

August 11 : LaToya does an In Store Signing of her First Ever Erotic Video at RKO in New York City.

August 12 : LaToya is a guest on Late Night With Conan O’Brien in NYC.

August 20 : Michael & Lisa Marie are on the cover of many magazine around the world (Jet, Hello, Paris Match ect…) with the exclusive pictures taken by photograph Dick Zimmerman in NYC.

August 27 : Michael hosts the wedding of Miko Brando & Karen Hamilton which takes place at Neverland (he is Miko’s best man). But he has to leave when he learns the tragic death of Dee Dee Jackson ( Tito’s ex wife and mother of the 3T) who was found dead in her swimming pool by her boyfriend Donald Bohana.

The Jackson family gathers at Hayvenhurst to support Tito and his kids the 3T after hearing the tragic death of Dee Dee who was found dead in her boyfriend’s swimming pool.

September : The whole family (except LaToya) attends Dee Dee’s funerals. Michael pays for the funerals and later he invites 3T to New York and produces their first album “Brotherhood”.

Katherine, Joe, Randy, Alejandra, Jermaine, Lea Bongo, Genevieve & Randy Jr move  from Hayvenhurst to Beverly Park while the house is undergoing renovations due to extensive damage cause by the Northridge earthquake.

September 2-6 : Michael & Lisa Marie visit France (Nice, Cannes , Paris & Disneyland) and spend time with Prince Al Waleed who wants to launch a production company with Michael.

September 8 : Michael & Lisa Marie open the MTV Video Music Awards Ceremony with a big kiss live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City,

Janet attends the ceremony where she accepts an award for “If”.

September 24 : Tom Sneddon & Gill Garcetti announce that there is not enough evidence to charge Michael with child molestation…

October : Michael & Lisa Marie are on the cover of Ebony with an exclusive interview of Michael by Robert Johnson.

Janet is on the cover of VIBE Magazine

October 8 : Michael & Lisa attend an Elvis Presley tribute gala in Memphis with Janet & Rene and Lisa’s mother Priscillia Presley

Michael starts recording a duet with Janet.

October 11 : “You Want This” is released as the 7th single from “Janet” along with a video in black & white. It peaks at #8 on Hot 100 Billboard.

November 1 : Janet attends her makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin’s benefit toasting his new book “THE ART OF MAKEUP”.

November 5 : Laurent Hopman visits Michael at the Hit Factory Studio in New York and gets to listen to 3 songs from the new album (“Earth Song”, “Stranger In Moscow” and “Smile”)

December 10 : Adrian Grant visits Michael in Chicago where he is recording songs with producer R Kelly.

Michael makes a photoshoot for the album’s booklet with his nephews Jeremy & Jourdynn & his cousins Elijah & Levon

December 24/25 : Michael makes a break in the recording sessions to celebrate Christmas at Neverland with Lisa Marie, her children and the Cascio family.

Previous year : 1993

Following year : 1995

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