Michael Jackson at the 8th Annual American Music Awards on January 30, 1981.
Michael Jackson accepting the award for Favorite Soul R&B album for Off The Wall presented by Peaches & Herb and Larry Graham. He also won Favorite Soul/R&B Male artist presented by LaToya Jackson and Bonnie Pointer.
To me, there is no bigger insult that can be delivered to the work that somebody does than to answer criticism of it by saying, ‘Lighten up.’ Because what that means is, you’re right about it but it doesn’t matter.
On this day in music history: March 12, 1969 - Beatle Paul McCartney marries American photographer Linda Eastman at the Marylebone Register Office in Westminster, London. The ceremony is attended by Linda’s daughter Heather (from her first marriage), Paul’s brother Michael and Beatles roadie Mal Evans who also act as the bridesmaid, best man, and witness respectfully. What was to be a quiet civil ceremony ends up being leaked to the press, and the couple are greeted by cameras and huge crowds of weeping girls when they emerge from the office. The McCartneys have three children (Mary Anna (born August 28, 1969), Stella Nina (born September 13, 1971), and James Louis (born September 12, 1977). Paul and Linda remain happily married for twenty nine years until her death from breast cancer on April 17, 1998.