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Michael Jackson Songs Inspired By Robert Burns Donated To Scottish Museum By David Gest

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 18, 2012

An album of unheard Michael Jackson songs inspired by Robert Burns has been donated to a Scottish museum by the late singer’s friend David Gest.

Burns’s work has been influencing poets and writers – not the mention an traditional annual supper in Scottish homes – since the turn of the 19th century, but until recently ‘the Ploughman Poet’ was not thought to hold much sway with the King of Pop.

But according to Gest, who first mentioned the project in 2009, Jackson was a huge Burns fan and together they turned many of his poems into show tunes. The results have been donated to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayrshire.

Speaking to BBC Alba, a Gaelic TV channel, Gest said: “Both being fanatics, I said to Michael, let’s do a play Burns’s life and he said he would help me with the music.

“We went to his recording studio at the family house in Encino, where all the Jacksons grew up and we took about eight or 10 of Burns’s poems and we put them to contemporary music, things like A Red Red Rose and Ae Fond Kiss and the story of Tam O’Shanter.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Toyo Shibata, Japanese Grandma, Is Bestselling Author At 99

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 30, 2011

Congratula­tion and all the best Grand Ma!:)))
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