Michael Jacksons American Music Award & Victory Tour Glove Up for Auction
In 1986 as a special award of appreciation for "We Are The World" was presented to Michael Jackson for his role as one of the key composers and singers of the song which he sang along with a superstar cast of celebrities, public personalities and other music artists. Along with Michael Jackson the all star cast of celebrities that participated on the song included, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner,Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen,Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes,Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham, Mario Cipollina, Johnny Colla, Sheila E., Bob Geldof, Bill Gibson, Chris Hayes,Sean Hopper, Jackie Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson,Tito Jackson, Waylon Jennings, Bette Midler, John Oates, Jeffrey Osborne,Anita Pointer, June Pointer, Ruth Pointer and Smokey Robinson.
In 1995 a child sick with Leukemia by the name of Jonathan Lambert was granted his long time wish thru the Make A Wish Foundation to visit the Neverland Valley Ranchand meet his idol Michael Jackson. Jonathan received a tour of the amusement park and Michael Jacksons home. According to a letter from Jonathan's mother "We Are The World" was Jonathan's favorite song. He would play the song often hoping to help others who were less fortunate. While visiting with Michael Jackson in Neverland Jonathan saw the American Music Award for "We Are The World" and was in awe as it represented so much meaning to him. Jonathan expressed his feelings about the award to Michael Jackson at which time Michael turned to Jonathan and said "This Award Belongs To You Now". Michael Jackson also wrote Jonathan a note on Neverland Valley Ranch stationary that reads "My Music Award" signed "Love Michael Jackson". The Award is accompanied by the note from Michael Jackson and a letter from Jonathan Lambert's mother.