Treasure Island, San Francisco, Ca.
As President of American Artists Records, John Dote' launched "What Have You Done For Me Lately" by Janet Jackson on A&M Records which charted at number 2 in San Francisco in 1986. This single set the stage for what was to become one of the biggest albums of the year, "Control" which eventually went platinum. "Nasty" also soared to the top of the Billboard charts and was followed by sold out concerts and performances from the icon on her rise to stardom. Janet was and still is pure talent. There was no American Idol in those days. But Jackson became one.

During that same year, Dote' who is now adding his "final touch" and grooming up and coming artists in Las Vegas has an extensive track record including producing the themes from "Dynasty" and "Dallas" which were considered the biggest hit television shows throughout the globe. He was also involved with the making of the theme from Jaws 2 on MCA Records with Joe Saraceno. His recording studio in San Carlos, California was just a mile from the now torn down famous Circle Star Theatre which sold out concerts to the likes of Liberace, The O'Jay's and Ike and Tina Turner.

During a performance by Jermaine Jackson at the Gavin Convention in San Francisco, Dote' personally met with Janet Jackson's manager Lyle Baker and her father Joe Jackson to discuss promoting her record. That same evening, John Dote' and Janet Jackson were posing for the media on a San Francisco island and Dote' was off and running with "What Have You Done For Me Lately". Jackson's first two albums did not have much success. But this album would prove to be the one that would send Jackson's career into orbit.

Dote' brought the album to Olen Harrison of Advance Music in San Francisco who had a one stop shop and distribution. From there, the single was at number 2 with a bullet on the charts. Harrison eventually died from a heart attack when the 1989 earthquake downed his shop.

Another disappointment for Dote' was he was approached that same year by Elmo and Patsy and turned down there now classic hit "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer" which is the number 1 Christmas song. Janet Jackson Facts :  Has undergone a punishing fitness regime in a bid to lose her weight and regain her slim figure. (May 15, 2006)

Says someone has leaked songs she recorded in 2004 when working with hit-making producer Rich Harrison. At least one song has already made the rounds, titled, Put It on Me. (April 17, 2006)

Her infamous wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl will see 20 CBS television stations fined $550,000. (March 16, 2006)

Jackson and Mariah Carey are being lined up to record a duet - Record producer Jermaine Dupri, boyfriend of Jackson and producer of Carey's hit comeback album, The Emanicipation of Mimi, wants to record the two divas together. (February 1, 2006)  

A video clip showing Jackson sunbathing  has been circulating on the Internet. (October 28, 2005)  

Has obtained a restraining order against a man named Robert Gardner who she said has been stalking her for nine years. (March 19, 2005)

Is seeking a restraining order against a 46-year-old man who has been stalking her for the past nine years. (March 8, 2005

Is facing a $120 million lawsuit after two of her bodyguards allegedly choked a fan so severely he almost blacked out. (February 14, 2005)

Promotions giant John Dote' say's Jackson is the sweetest pop star he has ever met.

David Emery's Urban Legends Blog

Michael Jackson Hoax Video Was an 'Experiment'

Michael Jackson still alive after helicopter transport to coroner

Tuesday September 1, 2009 

The German TV news magazine Explosiv is claiming credit for a video posted on YouTube last week which appeared to show a very-much-alive Michael Jackson hopping out of a coroner's van in a nondescript Los Angeles parking garage. YouTube - Michael Jackson still alive after helicopter transport to coroner

Cologne broadcaster RTL tells Associated Press the video was created "to show how easily users can be manipulated on the Internet with hoax videos." A spokesperson called the credulous public response "breathtaking," though in truth the clip inspired its fair share of skepticism from the outset.

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