Michael Bearden, Musical Director of This Is It, Will Perform His New Song “One Last Goodbye” and be Filmed by The Way He Makes Them Feel Filmmaker, Todd Lampe

Los Angeles, CA – Michael Bearden, the Music Director and close friend of the late King of Pop Michael Jacksonscored the movie “This Is It” has composed and produced a new profound song titled “One Last Goodbye,” a musical tribute in honor of Michael Jackson’s birthday on August 29th, which will be available on iTunes. In mirroring the philanthropy efforts of his late friend Michael Jackson, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the MuisCares Foundation®, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by The Recording Academy® that provides emergency health and human services to music people in need.

“One Last Goodbye” will be unveiled to the ‘King of Pop” fans through Michael Bearden’s facebook fan page. In addition, Michael Bearden will perform a live version of the song on UStream and engage fans by answering questions about his work with the late pop icon.

“After Michael passed, I started receiving countless emails on my personal facebook page from Michael Jackson fans who wanted to learn about my untold experiences working so closely with the “King of Pop.” Ultimately I think fans really just wanted to connect with anyone who was directly linked to Michael Jackson. From this, I was inspired to launch and design my fan page as a place or refuge for fans to continue to talk and fellowship with each other keeping the spirit of Michael Jackson alive” said Michael Bearden.

In regards to composing a tribute song honoring the birthday of Michael Jackson “I wanted to write something special to commemorate Michael’s memory since his passing and recently created the most perfect song titled “One Last Goodbye.” It is a genuine expression that best represents how I feel about my friend and colleague. The song pulls at your heart strings and immediately makes you feel loss and love at the same time. I believe it upholds the strong characteristics of MJ but also has elements that represent some of the daunting times he had to experience. Those particular times are a reminder of how we need to treat and embrace one another now and in the future and I believe that was one of Michael’s greatest missions” said Bearden.


To sign up and receive updates and notices about the Michael Jackson Birthday Tribute song “One Last Goodbye” Produced/Composed by Michael Bearden, please go to Michael Bearden facebook fan page and become a fan at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Beardens-Fan-Page/297342698866

Michael Jackson fans interested in viewing the live performance are encouraged to pre-register athttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/michael-tribute  The live performance will be filmed by Todd Lampe (co-director and co-producer of The Way He Makes Them Feel, a Michael Jackson fan documentary).

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