Anka Honours Jackson With This Is It

PAUL ANKA paid tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON at a concert in Chile on Monday (22Feb10) - by performing their song THIS IS IT.
The Lonely Boy hitmaker contacted his lawyers last year (09) after learning the track was to be marketed as the King of Pop's first posthumous release - because it was actually a song he and Jackson wrote in 1983, called I Never Heard.
The matter was resolved after Anka struck a deal to receive 50 per cent of the profits - and he proved there is no ill will by singing This Is It live at a gig in Vina del Mar and dedicating it to Jackson.
Sitting at his piano, an emotional Anka told the crowd, "Many years ago a young man came to my home. He was 21 years old and he said he wanted to write songs with me. We spent many weeks together in my studio writing, preparing for the album, but unfortunately we never got to do the project.
"Recently this man died very tragically. They went to his home and they found this song in his drawer and they thought it was a new song and they got very excited and released it as part of a film.
"But they found out very quickly it was not a new song but one that I wrote with him many years ago. We didn't have any legal problems because in respect of him, I wanted things to be smooth, so I gave them permission to go ahead with the song that we wrote together. His name was Michael Jackson and this is it."
Anka then began the ballad for the audience, who cheered as images of Jackson flashed on a video screen and his vocals were played aloud.


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This is one classy man. :)
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All i can hear and feel is MICHAEL'S name and the thought that he is gone, hits me each day.I don't know,but i miss him sooooooooooooo much.I love you MICHAEL AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.
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Sigh....Michael truly touched people with L.O.V.E...It is really amazing. Being an individual...being yourself...being strong despite adversity... These are qualities that mark noteworthy individuals... add them up and they equal humanity... Love you MJ soooo much 4 ever & ever....
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I think every one can learn something from Michael Jackson's life...for me it is to LOVE. You have to love people regardless as Michael did. In the midst of all he went through...he never lost love... and that you can make it through any situation when you look to God. This was what Michael did, and every day I look at my life and question myself did I show LOVE today?...and yes I may be going through a hard time now but tomorrow will be a brighter day. People like Michael, comes through once in a life time. Thank you Michael. God Bless.
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wow anka co-wrote the song this is it.
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WOW!!! MY RESPECTS TO YOU MR. ANKA-THAT WAS VERY NICE OF YOU... THANK YOU! FOR HONORING THIS MAN THAT WE LOVE SO MUCH. EVERYDAY I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND I ASK MY SELF WHY??? WHY IS HE GONE?I LOVE YOU MICHAEL, UNTIL THE DAY I DIE...
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You also have my respects Mr. Paul Anka for honoring MICHAEL JACKSON'S MUSIC♪♪ I miss him very very much...he is on my mind day and night........I pray for his 3 children that they will have peace,,,,,,, onlike their father who was treated badly by some mean people......in his own country !!!!but not in the rest of the world.........I love you MICHAEL JACKSON.
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The Lord knew that Michael was going to be special the day he put breath in his tiny little baby lungs. He had great things planned for Michael. It is just tragic that he was taken from us way too soon. He had so much more to do, he had so many plans yet to be accomplished. So Sad,,,,,,Come back to us Michael, we truly do need you back. Please save us!
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