June 25, 1999 : Michael performs the first charity concert “Michael Jackson & Friends” in Seoul which airs live on Korean TV.
June 27, 1999 : Michael performs his second “Michael Jackson & Friends” concert in Munich which airs live on German TV . During Earth Song, a technical problem occurs and the central section of The Bridge Of No Return collapses which hurts Michael’s feet and back (he’s taken to the hospital after the show).
September 7, 2001 : It’s Michael’s day in New York City ! All the biggest stars of music, films & sport gather to attend his concert at the Madison Square Garden . Michael arrives one hour late with Elizabeth Taylor and during the first part of the show he watches tributes perfomances of his songs by today’s biggest artist in a VIP section with all his family & friends (Joe, Katherine, Rebbie, Macauley Culkin, the Cascios, Gregory Peck, Mark Lester & many more) while other friends such as Liza Minelli or Marlon Brando pay him respect on stage. During the second part of the show, Michael performs a live medley with the Jacksons (joined by N’Sync on Dancing Machine), + The Way You Make Me Feel in duet with Britney Spears, Billie Jean, Black Or White with Slash, You Rock My World & We Are The World with Quincy Jones, Yoko Ono and many stars.
September 10, 2001 : Michael performs a second concert at the Madison Square Garden . At the end of You Rock My World, Usher & Chris Tucker gets on the stage to dance with him!
October 21, 2001 : Michael is in Washington DC where he participates at a TV concert for the victims of September 11. He performs “Man In The Mirror” and at the end, he sings “What More Can I Give” with all the artists of the night (including Usher & Mariah Carey).
April 24, 2002 : Michael performs “Dangerous”, “Black Or White” & “Heal The World” (joined by Diana Ross!) during a fund-raiser for the Democratic National Committee’s Every Vote Counts ‘campaign held at the mythic Apollo Theatre in Harlem. It is Michael’s last live performance in front of an an audience.
TV PERFORMANCES AND AWARD SHOWS
September 4, 1999 : In Sun City, Michael accepts an award and presents a cheque to Nelson Mandela during the Kora All African Awards.
May 10, 2000 : Prince Albert of presents Michael with the Artist Of The Millenium Award at the very end of the World Music Awards ceremony.
November 30, 2000 : Michael attends the Angel Ball Fundraiser with Schmuley Boteach and Denise Rich in NYC. N’Sync present him an award and Michael gets to see President Clinton, Elie Wiesel and Professor Stanley Greenspan.
March 19, 2001 : N’Sync induct Michael in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist during a special presentation at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York . Michael invites Frank “Tyson” Cascio and Shmuley Boteach as his guests.
September 6, 2001 : Michael makes a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center in NYC to dance with N’Sync at the end of their performance.
November 13, 2001 : CBS broadcasts an edited version of Michael’s concerts at the Madison Square Garden and gets great ratings.
January 9, 2002 : Chris Tucker presents the Artist of The Century Award to Michael at the American Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
April 20, 2002 : At the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Michael tapes a performance of “Dangerous” for Dick Clark’s 50th Anniversary of American Bandstand.
August 29, 2002 : Michael goes to New York City to appear at the MTV Video Awards Ceremony, held at Radio City Music Hall, where Britney Spears presents him a birthday cake for his 44th birthday but Michael misundetstands and gives a thanking speech for the Artist of the Millenium award.
November 21, 2002 : Michael attends the Bambi Awards with Wiesner & Bashir where Boris Becker presents him the Pop Artist Of The Millenium award. During the ceremony, the video for “What More Can I Give” is premiered.
December 9, 2002 : Live from Neverland, Chris Tucker presents Michael a special award to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Thriller during the Billboard Awards.
June 24, 2003 : Michael makes a surprise appearance at the BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood to present James Brown with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
October 27, 2003 : “What More Can I Give” is made available as a download on the Internet. In the evening, Michael premieres the video of the song during the Radio Music Awards where Beyonce also presents him with the Humanitarian Award.
April 1, 2004 : In Washington DC, Michael is presented with a special award from the African Ambassadors’ wives at the Ethiopian Embassy (Grace attends the presentation).