May 04 2012

Sheryl Crow: “I could always hear him giggling through the wall”

Category: Photos,Quotes About MJSeven @ 2:35 am

Michael on stage with Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow was a backup singer for Michael during his first solo tour, Bad, in 1987. After Michael’s death, Sheryl shared her memories of working with him:

Our quick-change tents shared a side, and as we were rushing to change our wardrobe in between songs, invariably, a grape or a carrot would come rocketing over the top at me. I could always hear him giggling through the wall. He rented out amusement parks a lot. I remember riding a swinging-pirate-ship ride with him somewhere in Germany, and because we were the only ones on the ride, he wouldn’t let the operator stop the ride, as I got sicker and sicker. He thought it was hilarious! When we were in Tokyo, I got a call from him at night inviting me to come to his hotel, where we watched Amos ‘n’ Andy shows. He laughed and threw popcorn the whole time. My most beloved memory, however, was watching him perform “Human Nature” every night from the side of the stage. There was something so genuinely vulnerable in his voice on that song, and watching the freedom with which he danced, doing the moves he invented only made me more keenly aware of the greatness I was blessed to be witnessing.


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{ Thanks to my friends at UK Loves MJ for finding this sweet memory from Sheryl.  -Seven }

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8 Responses to “Sheryl Crow: “I could always hear him giggling through the wall””

  1. luvuangel says:

    This wonderful anecdote just shows how adorable and childlike Michael was. He was just so pure and natural… anyone who knew him or came in contact with him was touched by his innocence. I am so happy for Sheryl Crow that she had such a unique opportunity to share some time and space with him and I am so grateful for her good-heartedness to share that with us and to send out an honest picture of who Michael was, so refreshing to see these words shine among all the lies and slander being slung around out there. Thank you Sheryl and Seven and god bless you.

  2. cjg says:

    These shared experiences are the true testaments to who Michael really was. How interesting that no matter how many of these stories are shared by how many different individuals serving in different capacities in his life NONE of them have a negative thing to say about this incredible man. I can only imagine what it would be like to hear that mischievious laugh/giggle in the midst of all the chaos and be the recipient of one of his food missiles. I think it would somehow be reassuring and comforting. How blessed Sheryl has been.

  3. Nino says:


  4. Paula says:

    Thank you Seven! I do so enjoy reading your blog and about these little anecdotes that are being told. I am forever grateful to you! it is all for L.O.V.E. Paula

  5. Alicia says:

    So Angelic,so precious,so loving.Will 4ever love Michael,i still cry at night-i miss him so much

  6. Nino says:

    It should not have taken me this long to share this.
    He was so loved EVERYWHERE!
    Below is a Dubai dedication to The Great Artist. Hope you post this, Seven.

  7. Seven says:

    Hey Nino! I’ve added that video more appropriately to the post about Michael’s visit to India, here: (see bottom of post)


  8. SandyK says:

    Thanks for sharing that video, Nino! That was brilliant!!

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