Did You Know: “Billie Jean” By Michael Jackson

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Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Today on ‘Tickets @ 2′ it’s a [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] song from Thriller, “Billie Jean.”

It’s about a girl who claimed that Jackson was the father of her child. She was a stalker writing him letters about a son she thought was his, as a result Michael became more reclusive.

This won the 1983 Grammy Award for Bets Rhythm & Blues Vocal performance, and best for the writer Michael Jackson.

The #1 hit broke the color barrier on MTV. It was the first video by a black artist to get regular play on the channel.

Producer Quincy Jones wanted to change the title to “Not My Lover” because he thought it would be confused with tennis star Billie Jean King.

We’ll look for caller # 15 when it plays between two and three for a pair of tickets to the 31st annual Sunset Junction Music Festival & Street Fair, where Santa Monica meets Sunset in Silverlake by calling 1-800-232-KRTH (5784).

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