Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Prince All Rockin’! Circa 1983: Some of the Greatest Vintage Footage Ever!!!

- By Bossip Staff

When James Brown called Michael Jackson on stage in 1983 it was a legendary moment in black entertainment history…but when they called Prince down, it turned iconic and historic.

Peep Michael’s sick drop, but make sure you watch Prince leave the stage chest naked and take the stage prop with him after all he did on the mic was “squawk.”

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  • Hannibal

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  • mz.cee ♥

    WOW Permed up Al is that you?!? LOL – nice vintage footage though! Those where the days….

  • angelic1302

    it is always was one of my favorites…it’s on my myspace under heros

  • Ft Grizeen

    AMAZING

  • Moreaces

    I hate it when I have to wait to get home to see a vid, or a pic..

  • chey

    RIP Michael Jackson KING OF POP and James Brown GODFATHER OF SOUL!! We will miss you!!

  • K.C.

    Black music will NEVER be the same!

  • Nettiepoo

    This is amazing. Big ups to whoever provided this footage…

  • DDub (Right? Right.)

    Prince is a fool. You could tell he was trying to prove something. Michael was just happy to be with his idol.

  • P.Diddy

    All Legends!

  • prettybrowneyes

    LMAO!!! I was wondering what was meant about Prince taking the stage prop with him….LOL!!!
    That was funny as hell and I love Prince.
    Great footage!!! I wish there were more performers and singers like them around today!

  • Somer

    OMG……….I HAVE NEVER SEEN MJ & PRINCE ON THE SAME STAGE. PRINCE HAVE YET TO SPEAK ON MJ’S DEATH.

  • atlcpa

    I dunno, it might just be me but Prince seems super gay. I could never get into his music…..

  • TheNextBigThing

    GREATNESS. TRULY.

    Michael was SOOO cool. The epitome of fly in those days, walked to the stage extra calm and then busted something real quick and exciting. Prince is a legend too. Even I feel like he probably wanted to outshine Mike a bit. Still, all of them Iconic. Long live Black Music

  • NONYA B.I.

    PRINCE DOESN’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING, HE OOOOZES SEXUALITY IN ANYTHING HE DOES, THAT’S HIS THING. HE WASN’T DOIN’ TOO MUCH HE WAS PERFORMING THE WAY HE REGULARLY DOES, DON’T HATE ON PRINCE JUST BECAUSE MJ IS GONE, U KNOW IF PRINCE WAS GONE TOO YOU’D BE ON HIS JOINTS JUST AS HARD, QUIT!

  • Jay

    PRINCE, MJ AND JAMES BROWN! DAMN!
    THAT STAGE WAS ON FIRE THAT NIGHT!
    LOL @ PRINCE TAKIN DOWN THE STAGE PROP WIT HIM.
    @ Somer – LOTS OF CELEBRITIES HAVEN’T SPOKEN OUT YET…PRINCE PROLLY SPOKE PRIVATELY TO THE FAMILY…U KNO THAT MAN DON’T SPEAK OUT MUCH AT ALL lol…’SPECIALLY ON DEATH.
    @ atlcpa – ARE U SAYIN U CAN’T GET INTO PRINCE’S MUSIC CAUSE HE SEEMS GAY?
    MJ was the shyt! James Brown was the shyt! Prince is the shyt!

  • Bringtghanoize

    That was a classical moment- JB, Prince & MJ on stage- dope! Only Prince is still alive and kickin’ it out of the 3. rip JB & MJ

    Btw- Prince almost fell off the stage at the end when the prop street light he tried to swing off stage on fell over.lol

  • ???

    Dude Al Sharpton? LOL…low key if Rev. Run had a roller set he’d look the same way! LOL..kidding.

    This is a great pic! i really didn’t know Sharpton was in the mix like that. He should’ve been an entertainment lawyer.

  • Mock Rock Star

    I don’t think Prince wanted to be called out to perform that night. He seemed as if he just wanted to be entertained, but was forced to go on stage. I always said that he held a grudge against them after that 🙂

  • http://bossip.com too cute

    love it I miss MJ so much,we will never have an artist like him in this generation,just dont see it,not feeling any of this new music today,no live instruments or creative writters,none

  • http://www.myspace.com/deveartmanagement Dorothy Wargo

    Michael Jackson took the band members (Guitar Jack) and their families to see James Brown in 1983. Never forget that night!

    As Michael is going on stage, I’m the woman to the left.

    MJ–thanks for all the memories.

  • JB (VICK IS FREE!!!!!)

    Did anyone notice when Prince threw his glove in the crowd the first time, someone threw it back? LMAO!!

  • Shane

    Listen Carefully at 5:09 and you can hear James Brown ask ‘what the hell?’

  • sushine20745

    Prince was high or something…yeah i agree..he didn’t want to be called out like that..

  • pat

    priceless footage

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