Thursday, November 20, 2014

30 year anniversary of Michael's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

To so many of us, Michael's star, at 6927 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, California, means so much.  It is quite possibly the only "memorial" we have here in California.  It has his name on it, which is HUGE, we can leave flowers, candles, gifts and letters, and we can get as close as humanly possible to it.  Michael was at this exact spot and he felt the love of his fans all those years ago when this star was dedicated to him. 

For me, it is one of the places I feel closest to Michael.  I personally, go to the star quite often and many times after I touch the star, I will stand back and just watch the people come and go.  Fans wait patiently to have their picture taken with it. Depending on the time of year, some fans hold a vigil at the star and stay for awhile.  Still 5 years after he left us, the pull is still there.  The love and respect in people's voices when they see it and say "Oh, Michael Jackson!" never ceases to bring a smile to my face and warm my heart.  To see all the different ages, both male and female,  who crouch down to get as close as possible in their picture with the star is wonderful. 

30 years ago today, November 20, 1984, Michael Jackson received his 2nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, becoming the 1st celebrity to have 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The first to have more than one in the same category. The first star,  with the Jacksons was dedicated September 3, 1980.  The Jacksons star is located at 1500 Vine St.

Michael was presented with star #1793 by mayor, Johnny Grant and Bill Welsh, president of the local chamber of commerce in Hollywood. 6,000 fans came out to see Michael receive his star.  The largest crowd in the history of the event. 

People as far as you can see, cramming in to every inch of available space

Jermaine, Tito and his boys, Mrs. Jackson join Michael at the podium.

Joseph looks like a proud father as he should be. 

 To this day, Michael's star is one of the most frequently visited on the walk of fame.

Another day, another milestone in the life of Michael Jackson.  As I sit here and write about this date in HIStory, I am in awe, once again, of who Michael was and is. 

Michael was so ahead of his time in everything he did.  A natural leader. Leading with love, an amazing heart and a generous spirit. Proud to be a soldier in his Army of LOVE





  1. You have a lovely blog Jody. So many were so lucky to get so close to Michael on this special day in his life. I know he felt all the LOVE that day. Loved the photos and video!

  2. Great article and photos and the video Jody <3

  3. Lovely article. I, too, am in awe of him and the more I learn about him the more I love him. His beautiful heart, his humility, his quiet spirit continue to draw me into him. I will never stop missing him....


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