Skip to main content

Michael Jackson's Pepsi Commercials-Thriller Era

In 1984, Michael got it together with his brothers to do a Pepsi shoot. As was typical for a man of his repertoire, there was no consensus concerning what Thriller Outtake to premier. Until it dawned upon the dream team to give "Billie Jean" a whole new makeover.

Mini Jackson Pepsi Shot


Starring a kid named Alfonso. Gulping down a Pepsi. Supposedly arousing the mood to street dance. Like most boys attempted to do in the 80's, he does the Michael Jackson Moonwalk-Gliding smoothly across the pavement. Until he bumps into the real thing!

Michael smiles. Inviting him and the rest of the gang to dance the dance of a lifetime. Moving inline with The Gloved One and his brothers. Together they become one with the dance as Michael sings..."Your a whole new generation cause you feel the Pepsi way. Gotta grab a little magic while your on the run". and "Pepsi: the choice of a new generation".

To conclude the moment, Mr.Jackson waves good-bye to his new-found friends while sporting his signature Billie Jean jacket.

That same kid later joined the cast of the "Fresh Prince Of Bel Air"(coincidentally by Legendary Producer Quincy Jones)!



Live Pepsi Commercial


Pepsi commercial take 2-This time live! Now everybody's drinking Pepsicola. At least from the masses.

In the dressing room. Moving to the groove, gracing each step down the hall. Michael is ready to thrill millions while keeping instep with the Pepsi groove!



Michael Jackson's Accident


But the second shot almost cost him his life. If you remember, he suffered second degree burns on his head. Barbecuing most of Michael's hair off. As a result, he wore wig extensions until a new set grew in full bloom.

All because of a malfunction on stage. The sparks apparently found a nest within the pop stars head. Everyone swore it was part of the act. When he spun a double tornado. Screeching his signature high-pitched aww!!! But in reality, Mr. Jackson was in excruciating pain! Watch the documentary Here.

MTV kindly offered an hour long of airtime with his commercials. Right before the now famous 8 Grammy's In One Night stunt. What can this teach you? Failure has a way of deceiving you. Never give up on your dreams.

Popular posts from this blog

Little Susie

Some believe this to be based on a true story. However, it's been more or less confirmed as a fictional tale. Partly Inspired by Gottfried Helnwein's artwork. Who is famous for his emotional imagery-Especially of children(in fact, Michael used his Lichtkind(Child of Light) painting to depict this song on The History Vol. 1 Booklet).

 In this tragic tale, Little Susie took her own life because of gross indifference to her well-being. One by one, her folks passed away. Father abandoned them, leaving mother and gram-father to wither in the grave.

 Years later, she was grafted into an unloving family. Though she was adopted, they did not take her in. Loneliness seeped it's cold dead fingers upon her tender heart. Until she couldn't bear it much longer. Although it was technically an accident. She subconsciously threw herself down the stairs to escape the pain.

 Although the story is clearly fictitious, Michael was proving a point. "Neglect can kill. Like a knife …

Jackson Family Tree

Let's get a closer glimpse on the roots of Michael Jackson. Who's family tree has come along way from the cotton fields of the south(never mind 2300 Jackson Street).

First GenerationMothers SideGrandfather1. Prince Albert Screws was Kathrine's father(sir-named after his old-man and Grandpa). Prince(a.k.a Blanket) was named after him.

2. His mothers name was Julia and his grandmothers name was Mary(Michael's Great-Great-Grandmother).

3. The families last name was changed to Scruse(previous name unknown) after leaving Alabama.

4. Prince Elbert was a World War 1 Veteran.

Grandmother1. Martha(a.k.a. Matti) Upshaw(later changed to Martha Bridgett

2. Bore Michael's mother Katherine. On May 4th, 1930.

3. Matti's mom is believed to be Josephine. In which Emjay received his middle name Joseph.

Fathers SideGrandfather1. Samuel Jackson(not the famous actor).

2. Born and reared as a farmer. Among an old sleepy town of Fountain Hill, Arkansas. In Ashley …

Invincible Session Outtakes

Here is an exhaustive list of all Invincible tracks that Either was sent to production hell or never quite made the list. According to Rodney Jerkins, there are a heck of a lot of finished outtakes from this session. Enough to fill multiple albums! So I lied. This is by no means an exhaustive list.:)

Fall Again Demo-I knew something spectacular was missing from his latest album! I Just couldn't quite lay my finger on it. I'm glad Michael took time away to be with his sick son. But this track fits in this session like a jigsaw piece. This beautiful Romantic Ballad was co-produced by Walter Afanasieff and Michael Jackson.

Beautiful Girl Demo-I can just see this on a soundtrack for a Romantic movie. Claiming top chart positions worldwide. But for unknown reasons, it was cut at the last moment.

 Michael Jackson and Tito both collaborated on an instrumental take which was also shelved.

The Way You Love Me-Sounds very much like something McCartney would do. With the elegant piano a…