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Me backstage with MJ at the Guthrie June 22, 1975
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mjblue.com history & donations




This website began as http://members.aol.com/mjbluer in June 1997 with Michael's blessing and switched to mjblue.com in 1999. I suppose it became the "official site" when Michael put the URL on his Then & Now CD in October '97. It's been a labor of love in every sense and has gone through many designs, always with Michael's creative input. After his death, I redesigned it to be responsive across all platforms in addition to adding more pages and photos. Though it has a more simple design now, I hope Michael would be happy with it and I always keep in mind: what would he want.

Shortly before his passing, it was a huge honor when Michael asked me to be his archivist and gave me all his media - cassettes, reel to reel tapes and DATs. Though he made his wishes known to the family, they decided not to follow them. So this site, as of 3/2/2019, is now the unofficial fan site. I continue to improve and add to the site. Michael also gave me many newspaper articles and photos years ago and I'll be adding many of those soon, in addition to items contributed by you. If there's anything you'd like to see or hear, please contact me. This is all for you, because as we all know, Michael had the best fans in the world.

As for me, I have loved MJ's music since 1972 and became a friend in 1974. (Brief mention of me at the beginning of this newspaper interview.) He's been my favorite performer all my life. Maybe that's why he appointed me his archivist over his family and musician friends - I never thought to ask him why when I had the chance.

Mention of me on one of his work tapes. Exact date unknown but 80's or early 90's:


I hope you take the time to experience his immense talent from the 60's and through the next six decades with his demos and videos.



Thank you to everyone who's donated or bought a CD to keep this website funded. Thank you to all the fans who have become lifelong friends. Thank you to Les Irvin, webmaster of jonimitchell.com, for the inspiration, advice and friendship.



Michael's son prohibited the sale of CDs in February 2019 and wanted this site and MJ's Facebook fan page taken down. That's why mjblue.com is now a "fan site" and the Facebook fan page remains up (I created it in 2009 and Michael took over its admin duties). I am not selling the CDs Michael gave to me but it's totally legal to sell CDs I bought from other sources - directly from the record companies or used copies on eBay.

If you are looking for the following CDs: The Early Albums, Then & Now, Moonlit Déjà Vu (sealed with slip case), Departure, I would be happy to send you one (please, no bulk requests). Donations would be appreciated for the cost of shipping and mailing materials. Thank you!



Please consider a donation.

Besides the occasional CD purchase, mjblue.com, was funded by me ever since MJ had to stop touring. Now with your contributions, this site will continue to thrive. Donate through:

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or send directly with PayPal to mjmusic11@mjblue.com

If you don't have a PayPal account, you can use the donation option below which uses the mjblue shopping cart - still PayPal but you'll have an option of just entering your credit card info:

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Prefer to send a check? Make it payable to "Cindy McArthur" and mail it to:
Cindy McArthur
327 Shawnee Trl
Shakopee MN 55379

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