Sources: Digital Spy – By Matt Hill | All Things Michael
Very impressive indeed, but there was a time, before Taylor was born – but the same year, no less – when celebrity music-video entourages rolled even deeper.
In fact, the then-King of Pop, Michael Jackson, roped in more than 30 of his most famous friends to loiter on a film lot waiting for him just to turn up for the ‘Liberian Girl’ video in 1989.
Yeah, rocking a gang of butt-kicking BFFs is all well and good nowadays, but the real sign of fame in the Eighties was who would turn up to a party if you weren’t even there.
The full cast list, surely the most OTT in music-video history, reads as a who’s who of Eighties film and TV royalty: Steven Spielberg, John Travolta, Dan Aykroyd, Carl Weathers, Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Wilson, Corey Feldman, Olivia Newton-John, Danny Glover, Steve Guttenberg, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Rosanna Arquette, Billy Dee Williams, Lou ‘Incredible Hulk’ Ferrigno, David Copperfield, Brigitte Nielsen, Jackie Collins, Lou Diamond Phillips, Suzanne Somers, Paul Abdul, a very young Mayim Bialik and even Don King.
How many did you spot? And how many of them are still in regular employment?
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