1986 - Michael Jackson adds another entry into The Guinness Book Of World Records!
He is acknowledged by them as having the largest endorsement agreement in history between an individual and a major corporation [Pepsi-Cola].
At a press conference Pepsi-Cola announced the new contract with Michael Jackson - 2 year endorsement deal worth a staggering $50 million; included two Pepsi commercials and the sponsorship of Michael's first solo tour.
MJ also claims the second biggest commercial sponsorship deal in history for Pepsi's underwriting of his 1984 Victory Tour for $6 million.
1988 - U.S. cable network Showtime airs Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues. Michael is one of the executive producers of the special and it is nominated for two Cable Ace Awards. It wins for Outstanding Editing but loses for Outstanding Musical Special.
Full of special guests, including Katherine Hepburn, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr, Gene Kelly, and many more.
Running time: 53 mins
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues, a 1988 Showtime on Motown cable special is one of the few documentaries on the subject of Michael Jackson that is totally focused on his extraordinary music career. James Earl Jones provides the narration, that is used to great effect, especially to make points on his career milestones.
The viewer will see a montage of footage of Michael performing as a member of the Jackson 5ive, performing their hit songs of the day, when he went solo with the Off The Wall album, and the monster that his album Thriller became around the world. The documentaries also shows how success put Michael Jackson in the company of some of Hollywood's most celebrated movie stars of the 30's, 40's, and 50's.
Michael perform a BAD tour concert at the Arena, St. Louis in Missouri.
1993 - Michael is on the cover of the Mikro-Gids magazine[Netherlands].