Michael George "Mick" Jackson (born 2 November 1947, Münster, Germany) is an English singer-songwriter and the co-writer of the song, "Blame It on the Boogie". The song was co-authored by Mick's brother David Jackson and Elmar Krohn, and produced by Sylvester Levay. Jackson released three albums - Weekend (1979 - Atlantic Records), Step Inside My Rainbow (1980 - CBS Records) and "Square Deal" (1982). He has worked with many artists such as David Knopfler, Eric Burdon, Lisa Stansfield and Barry Manilow.

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  • Mick Jackson, nascido Michael George Jackson (Münster, 2 de novembro de 1947) é um cantor e compositor inglês e um dos compositores da canção "Blame It on the Boogie". A canção teve a coautoria de um irmão de Mick, David Jackson e de Elmar Krohn, e foi produzida por Sylvester Levay. Jackson gravou sua versão antes que o o grupo de apoio do conjunto The Jacksons encontrasse a canção no Midem, a feira da indústria da música em Cannes. Em função de um atraso na fábrica que produzia o single de Mick, no Reino Unido as duas versões foram lançadas a semanas uma da outra. A imprensa na época notou a semelhança dos nomes e a coincidência nos lançamentos, apelidando a situação de "The Battle of the Boogie" com os dois discos disputando posições nas paradas. As estações de rádio frequentemente dividiam-se nas execuções das versões. Radio One tocou somente a versão de The Jacksons, a Capitol Radio tocou somente a versão de Mick. A imprensa também se dividiu. A "Melody Maker" não resenhou a versão de Mick, mas elogiou a dos Jacksons e incorretamente a ela se referiu como de "autoria própria" (em 16 de setembro de 1978), enquanto NME elogiou Mick como o vencedor da "batalha", dizendo que sua versão era "muito superior" (em 7 de outubro de 1978). Apesar da imensa popularidade da canção, ter duas versões nas paradas ao mesmo tempo dividiu o público e na prática significou que nenhuma das versões chegou ao topo das paradas. A versão de Mick atingiu a 15ª posição e a dos The Jacksons atingiu a 8ª posição na parada de singles do Reino Unido. O lançamento subsequente de Mick Jackson em 1979, "Weekend" também foi lançado na mesma semana que a do segundo single do disco "Destiny" do The Jacksons. As canções entraram nas paradas no mesmo dia, chegando à 38ª e à 39ª posição, respectivamente, nas paradas do Reino Unido e os dois Michael Jackson apareceram na mesma edição do programa Top of The Pops. O single de Mick, "Weekend", durou oito semanas nas paradas, igualando-se ao seu sucesso anterior e evitando o rótulo one-hit wonder (artista de um só sucesso). Jackson lançou três álbuns - Weekend (Atlantic Records, 1979), Step Inside My Rainbow (CBS Records, 1980) e "Square Deal" (1982). Mick Jackson trabalhou com vários artistas, tais como David Knopfler, Eric Burdon, Lisa Stansfield e Barry Manilow. (pt)
  • Michael George "Mick" Jackson (born 2 November 1947, Münster, Germany) is an English singer-songwriter and the co-writer of the song, "Blame It on the Boogie". The song was co-authored by Mick's brother David Jackson and Elmar Krohn, and produced by Sylvester Levay. Jackson recorded his version first and The Jacksons' management team picked up the song at Midem, the music industry trade fair in Cannes, where it was offered to them by Mick Jackson's publisher without Jackson's knowledge. Due to a delay at the pressing plant which was producing Mick Jackson's single, in the UK the two versions were released within weeks of each other. The press at the time enjoyed the similarity in the names and release coincidence, calling the situation 'The Battle of the Boogie' as the two records jockeyed for chart positions. Radio stations got on the battle bandwagon. BBC Radio One only played The Jacksons' version, Capital Radio only played Mick’s single. The music press was equally split. Melody Maker did not review Mick Jackson’s version, but praised the Jacksons and wrongly referred to their single as a "self-penned song" (16 September 1978), whereas NME hailed Mick Jackson as the winner of the battle, calling his version "far superior" (7 October 1978). Mick Jackson's original peaked at #15 and The Jacksons peaked at #8 in the UK Singles Chart. Mick Jackson's subsequent 1979 release, "Weekend" was released in the same week as The Jacksons' second single "Destiny". The songs entered the charts on the same day, peaking at 38 and 39 in the UK Singles Chart respectively, and both 'Michael Jacksons' appearing on the same edition of Top of The Pops. "Weekend" spent eight weeks on the chart; thus equalling his earlier single's tenure, and also avoiding the one-hit wonder tag. Jackson released three albums - Weekend (1979 - Atlantic Records), Step Inside My Rainbow (1980 - CBS Records) and "Square Deal" (1982). He has worked with many artists such as David Knopfler, Eric Burdon, Lisa Stansfield and Barry Manilow. In 2010, filmmaker Patrick Nation made a Channel 4 documentary about Jackson, entitled The Other Michael Jackson: Battle of the Boogie. The documentary was co-written and presented by Mick's son Sam Peter Jackson, and it led to Mick Jackson's 1978 album, Weekend, (which featured the original version of "Blame it on the Boogie") being re-released (for download on iTunes) for the first time in thirty years by Demon Music. To promote the documentary, Jackson gave a rare television interview to BBC Breakfast. (en)
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  • Michael George "Mick" Jackson (born 2 November 1947, Münster, Germany) is an English singer-songwriter and the co-writer of the song, "Blame It on the Boogie". The song was co-authored by Mick's brother David Jackson and Elmar Krohn, and produced by Sylvester Levay. Jackson released three albums - Weekend (1979 - Atlantic Records), Step Inside My Rainbow (1980 - CBS Records) and "Square Deal" (1982). He has worked with many artists such as David Knopfler, Eric Burdon, Lisa Stansfield and Barry Manilow. (en)
  • Mick Jackson, nascido Michael George Jackson (Münster, 2 de novembro de 1947) é um cantor e compositor inglês e um dos compositores da canção "Blame It on the Boogie". A canção teve a coautoria de um irmão de Mick, David Jackson e de Elmar Krohn, e foi produzida por Sylvester Levay. Jackson lançou três álbuns - Weekend (Atlantic Records, 1979), Step Inside My Rainbow (CBS Records, 1980) e "Square Deal" (1982). Mick Jackson trabalhou com vários artistas, tais como David Knopfler, Eric Burdon, Lisa Stansfield e Barry Manilow. (pt)
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