Since we don’t have Michael, his jacket is the next best thing:
The King of Pop wore the famous red & black calfskin jacket in the most famous video of all time, “Thriller”, and now owner Milton Verret is taking it on a charity fundraising tour.
Milton purchased it last month at auction for 1.8 million. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] wore two jackets in “Thriller”…this is the one you see in the scene with zombies rising from the dead and dancing in the street.
The jacket made its tour debut Tuesday (7/19/11) at Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, raising money for children’s health and directing proceeds to the charity Superhero Kids, a donor-designated fund at the Children’s Medical Center Foundation.
If/when it comes here to North Texas, we’ll let you know.
Here’s the original THRILLER video on YouTube…at the time of this post, it had been viewed by over 91 million people! ~JZ.