So So Def’s Jermaine Dupri talks about buying out a record store and working with everyone from Usher to Michael Jackson.
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John Wright is a superb and talented photographer who’s shot modern-day rock and roll royalty like U2, Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. At 42 years old, he hails from Glasgow but works and lives in Los Angeles. Coming from a working class background and, despite the fact he’s now working in the field of celebrity photography he still stays true to his roots saying, “What I do now doesn’t define me, in the same way as where I grew up didn’t define me either.”
Not just once, but for the second year in a row, Michael Jackson has topped Forbes magazine‘s list of top-earning dead celebrities. The King of Pop, who died two years ago at the age of 50, brought in $170 million for his estate over the past 12 months, enough to place him ahead of every other pop music act of the past year — both living and dead — except for Irish rock band U2. Elvis came in second place, earning $55 million, thanks to his songbook and a hit Las Vegas stage production featuring his tunes mounted by Cirque de Soleil. In third place was movie siren Marilyn Monroe, who had $27 million in earnings over the past year.
Forbes, which compiled its list by consulting agents, lawyers and other experts, said the year’s 15 deceased top earners were:
1. Michael Jackson
2. Elvis Presley
3. Marilyn Monroe
4. “Peanuts” cartoon creator Charles Schulz
5. John Lennon, tied with Elizabeth Taylor
7. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein
8. Children’s author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel
9. Jimi Hendrix; Stieg Larsson; Steve McQueen; Richard Rodgers
It seems like ever since I put up the post about odd photos from the past (Parts 1 and 2), I’ve been getting recommendations about places to procure vintage photos of all different types. I’m NOT trying to say that any suggestions from the fans were disregarded. But one collection in particular, consisting of 16 retro photos caught my eye in a unique way. Each of them has such an individual and intriguing element about them that I just can’t put my finger on. Check the method.
I was thinking recently about my future, and later on in life how I would describe world changing events of my past to my children as I experienced them. We’ve all heard that a picture says 1,000 words, which in most cases is 100% true, so I dug up some collections of pictures and was able to comprise a set of 30 photos that exemplify some of the most important memories spanning the last decade or so. The photos aren’t in chronological order (they’re a bit boring when arranged that way), and this isn’t every major event that’s happened since 2000, just the ones that I remember the most. Check the method below, and if you remember any of these events, let me know what you think, and your opinion of the pictures that represent them. I’m extremely curious to hear what people have to say.
Its not necessarily a NEW mix of any sort, but I’ve gotten a few requests to put my Michael Jackson/Ratatat remix of “Do You Remember The Time” up on the blog. This is actually the first mix I ever thought up (long before the demise of the King Of Pop) that has been floating around the web for some time. But I’m hoping that having it up here will help spread it to a few more people.