Daily Archives: November 7, 2014

As a teenager growing up in Toronto, I went to at least one concert a week. You name it, I saw it. Performers like The Rolling Stones, Rush, James Taylor, AC/DC, Hall & Oates, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Carole King, and Bob Dylan passed through Toronto and put on incredible shows.

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson

But nothing, absolutely nothing, compared to Michael Jackson in concert.

I was not only fortunate enough to see him in concert, I also covered the show for the newspaper I was working for at the time. My first reporting job was in Thunder Bay, Ontario and I was sent to Minneapolis, Minnesota to review and photograph the Michael Jackson Bad Tour.

I was the small town reporter working in Northern Ontario shooting photos with the big guys – Associated Press, Reuters, Canadian Press, all the dailies, all professional photographers from around the world. Was I feeling a little (more…)