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In Michael Jackson's song Thriller, what is the bird cry at 3:11?

It's a Bird called a Common Loon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTH30m87yL4 This was bugging me too!
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Is Billie Jean really not his lover?

The song Billie Jean is linked to Michael’s relationship with Theresa Gonsalves who had been a big fan of him for years. She was such a big fan that she started writing him letters, hundreds of ...
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Did Michael Jackson hate his black roots?

This isn't a question with an easy or unambiguous answer. On the one hand, we have the following: 1) Jackson seemingly wasn't a fan of his own personal appearance. Over the course of his adult life,...
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Lyrics for the rap in "She Drives Me Wild" by Michael Jackson

Partial answer. I assume the rap portion you're referring to is part: Please, no, keep back, I can't take it / You're drivin' me wild / I might not make it / You got me lookin' like buckwheat, oh ...
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Panther sequence in Black or White by Michael Jackson

Jackson attempted to explain the meaning of the sequence in a press release that described the four-minute sequence as an “interpretation of the panther’s wild and animalistic behavior”. From: ...
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Are "We are the World" incomes still sent to Africa?

No, not any more According to this Michael Jackson fan website http://www.mjjcollectors.com, this topic was specified in an agreement dated March 4th 1985. This letter signed by Michael Jackson ...
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Similarities in Beyonce's and Michael Jackson's art

The biggest similarity I note is that Beyoncé, like Michael before her (and James Brown before him) is a consummate professional, who views entertainment as a job, and works at it tirelessly. ...
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What is the wood-like sound prior to Van Halen's solo in Beat It?

It's a drum case! Per the Wikipedia article on the song, specifically in the production and composition section: Right before Van Halen's guitar solo begins, a noise is heard that sounds like ...
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Are "We are the World" incomes still sent to Africa?

Yes, very much so. I don't think that the previous answer is totally correct. The statement posted is valid enough, but it only extends to Jackson's own royalties due to him as a songwriter. It does ...

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