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The public downfall of mega star Michael Jackson can be traced back to one night in Bangkok, in 1993. Soon after he arrived in the Thai capital to begin the final phase of his Dangerous World Tour, shocking allegations were revealed involving a teenage boy in California. Two news reporters, one Thai and one American, were squeezed together with a mass of 40,000 Jackson acolytes during the premier performance. They were fans too, but ended up covering the fast breaking events that would stalk the band on a hapless circuit through Asia. Bangkok-based CBS News reporter Rick Fredericksen and Thai newspaper reporter Wanna Chukul recount those harrowing days in Thailand in their exposé commemorating the ill-fated tour, 20 years ago. As the Jackson organization struggled to keep the show on schedule, there were rumors and doubts among the fans, but also loyal support for the King of Pop. The Jackson family, and trusted friend Elizabeth Taylor, rode to the rescue just in time for Michael’s stunning 35th birthday celebration. Fredericksen would go on to follow the tour to Singapore and Taipei. Now, two decades later, the authors remain among Michael Jackson’s legion of fans. As the fifth anniversary of the pop star’s death approaches, they are sharing a vivid account of how the turning point was covered from exotic stops in Asia, on the front line of the Dangerous World Tour.

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ISBN: 9781301002870
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