Today 28 years ago.. My very first public performance! #archive #tb https://doubajenrecords.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/slimkcelebrates25years/ via @wordpressdotcom
".. From 1983, until 1989, I’ve always tried to figure out how to start, how to get into show business, a band? (although I was in about 3 of them) seemed complicated to me, to deal with the “others”, I guess I’ve been always a solo type of guy. And then by late 1987, Michael Jackson releases “Bad”, some of my friends, and family, especially my mother, told me you have a Michael Jackson look, you move like him… you sound like him. At first I thought they must be joking, but then I started really thinking about it… can it be? So I started practicing “secretly” for hours, days, months… First time I’ve noticed myself: “Holy Crap, I sound like Michael Jackson!”, was with the song “Say Say Say”.
It was until 1989, where I finally transitioned from a fan, to a “performer”. I was ready, ready to do that big step, stepping into the stage that is!
Encouraged by one of my high school-mates, a fellow musician and Turkish saz player (who at the time already was performing in shows & events, invited me to do a 20 minute set). So I made my stage debut TODAY (on October 14, 1989) at a Turkish Event, in front of an audience of 580 in Lübeck Hansestadt, Germany. I remember my parents were out of town that night, they didn’t know, and I didn’t tell them, afraid they wouldn’t approve. 580 people in the audience, and my two little sisters in the front row. I performed for the very first time, my heart was pounding, my emotions ran high, I was a nervous wreck, scared, yet electrified… But I was ready for this. I performed as Michael Jackson:..."
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