I watched Dreamgirls last night and it reminded me of the Diana Ross/Michael Jackson connection. When I was a kid, I had this graphic novel about Michael Jackson’s life, and there was this one image that stuck in my mind, of young MJ, hair on fire and destroyed by Diana Ross.
Unfortunately, I can’t remember the title and author of this graphic novel, but here’s a music video reconstruction of what may have happened.
MJ in 1971 for a special Diana
Upside Down Live with guest appearance by MJ
MJ and Diana Ross interview (1981)
1987 Dirty Diana
1996 (apparently they made peace)
I have to say, watching all those MJ videos rekindled my love for him. His strangeness that borderlines on creepiness now makes him somewhat more endearing.