Dec 17 2009

“Michael Jackson was the most astonishing person I’ve ever met on the face of this planet”

Category: Friends,Photos,Quotes About MJSeven @ 1:50 am

Astonishing

“Michael Jackson was the most astonishing person I’ve ever met on the face of this planet” – Howard Bloom

The quote in the subject of this post and those below are from an interview with the fascinating Howard Bloom on the Expert Witness Radio Show on December 14th, 2009. If you’re not particularly interested in hearing about Howard’s new book, then simply go to about 49:34 in the audio to hear what Howard says about Michael.

In an earlier interview Bloom did talking with Dr. Wayne Dyer (apparently on Coast to Coast AM radio on June 27, 2009 just after Michael’s death), he also calls Michael “astonishing” and makes similar comments about the superstar:

Who the heck is Howard Bloom? Well, his resume is far too extensive to post here and it would be far off-topic for this site but briefly, and as concerns this post he was Michael’s publicist in the late 70s to early 80s or so:

Bloom worked with Michael Jackson, Prince, John Cougar Mellencamp, Kiss, Queen, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Diana Ross, Simon & Garfunkel, The Talking Heads, AC/DC, Billy Idol, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run D.M.C., Simply Red, and the heads of many a media conglomerate. He was adept at spotting new subcultures, entering them, and helping their members achieve their goals…a skill which gave him an inside role in the rise of rap, disco, and punk rock.

A more complete rundown (though nowhere NEAR complete) of Bloom’s incredible background can be found here.

Below are are Bloom’s comments about Michael Jackson, who Bloom worked with on the Victory tour and whom he has since staunchly defended – both in Michael’s life, and after his death:

He lived to give. He loved his audience. I felt as if his chest/ribs had opened like gates and I could see 10,000 kids in there and Michael would not let anybody screw around with those kids. His tour already had been savaged by the press. Michael was capable of seeing infinity in the tiniest of things. When he couldn’t live for other people he died a little. If there was ever a saint on this planet, Michael was it. Michael instantiated the quality of Wonder like nobody else I’ve ever seen in my life.

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{ NOTE from Seven: The press has always savaged anything Michael Jackson from the moment he achieved success and probably before that. More on that later. ALSO,  MANY THANKS to by dear friend Mark Marshall and to my friend Kim for the heads-up on these interviews with Howard Bloom. Couldn’t have done this without YOU!  }

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10 Responses to ““Michael Jackson was the most astonishing person I’ve ever met on the face of this planet””

  1. Dianne Chilgren says:

    Am glad some of this is finally becoming known. There was so much negative press…and no one ever knows how and where it started. In 1983…just after THRILLER…I watched the press get more and more negative…as Michael became more and more famous. It was so upsetting to me personally, and I felt so helpless. The kind of nastiness was beyond the pale….could not believe. Michael could never understand WHY….all this was being done to him. He was such an innocent in so many ways. The world press had so many axes to grind…even the 1993 allegations did not stop Michael….he was so focused on his music, and his performances.

  2. Karina Cillo says:

    Thank you for showing the world the best about Michael. He deserves it, he suffered so much scrutinity in life……I luv that man!

  3. CARMEN says:

    thank you Seven..the soul of Michael is not hidden from the eyes of the righteous

  4. Leanne says:

    I go with all the above comments……made me tear up reading what Mr Bloom had to say.

  5. Lisa MJJ1111 says:

    I ditto Maria4MJ..God Bless you SEVEN!

  6. Dana says:

    Absolutely great quote and interview! I loved it!

  7. Maria4MJ says:

    Bless you Seven for reminding us that every great spirit recognizes another and is inevitably caught by its traction beam.
    Divinity in its purest incarnation attracts its reflection on another human being.
    Εnlightened spirits saw Michael for what he was. Those who can’t see beyond their personal darkness still have a long way to go.

  8. sue says:

    Brilliant. Thank you Seven. x

  9. sevenblue says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I LOVE to hear about someone seeing the beauty of Michael (that we, the fans, have always seen). It really makes me happy. Thank you for posting.

  10. Deborah Ffrench says:

    Blood on their hand indeed.

    Thank you Seven for this interview. It’s fascinating.

  11. Anna @ D16 says:

    What an amazing quote!!

    Like BG says, Bloom knows exactly who was behind the negative publicity. So glad to see people speaking up now, even if it’s years after the fact.

  12. Christina says:

    Yes there is definitely a Murdock connection responsible for the cruicifixion of Michael Jackson. A well know London talk radio journalist/broadcaster who has won many awards and used to work for the Murdock papers admitted the day Michael died that it used to be his job to make up stories about Michael Jackson. What was so vulgar about his admission was that he had no idea how he and his cronies all have blood on their hands.

  13. BG says:

    I just came across the Howard Bloom interview on Coast 2 Coast from 27 June 2009. Every MJ fan should listen to this.

    He mentions where and when the negative press really got rolling (Boston Herald American owned by Rupert Murdoch, October 1983) and says there were people behind it, one in particular, but he was cut off before saying more about who this person was. Howard Bloom knows who it was who started the negativity publicity. He knows the sharks who were around Michael at that time – just after Thriller. We are getting closer to the truth.