In 1987, Michael Jackson released a song called “Liberian Girl” on his album Bad. But how many people outside of Africa who heard the song knew about the country Jackson depicted as a lush, fantasy landscape? The history of the real Liberia was then one of years of civil unrest, a far cry from the paradise Jackson evoked with his song. In this month’s MJ Studies Today, columnist Kerry Hennigan looks at the history of the country, and the song that remains much beloved in Liberia – and by Jackson fans everywhere.
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MJ Studies Today for March 2023 looks at Michael Jackson’s relationship with the Grammy Awards and examines the relevance of the Grammys today.
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Abstract: In this column Kerry examines and questions the amount of songs actually written by Michael Jackson for the release of his 1987 album