Michael Jackson and Diana Ross

Diana Ross and Michael Jackson
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 07, 2009

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Michael Jackson and Diana Ross’s bond is one of the most storied friendships of all time. See the most memorable moments of the King and the Boss.

Here they are with Michael’s brothers during the early days.

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Diana and Michael have a little fun with MJ’s brothers in a classic convertible in 1970.

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Michael cozies up to Diana as the two hang backstage with his siblings in Chicago in 1979.

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In 1978, Michael and Diana starred together in “The Wiz” as Scarecrow and Dorothy. Joining them in the cast were (Nipsey Russell (Tin Man) and Ted Ross (Cowardly Lion).

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The ever-stylish pair worked numerous red carpets together, including the 1981 Academy Awards.

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Diana and Michael give the cameras their best shot at the American Music Awards on November 22, 1990. Both have several AMAs under their belts.

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The legendary performers joined music’s finest to sing “We Are The World,” a song co-written by Jackson to benefit famine victims in Ethiopia, at the World Music Awards.

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Michael and Diana took this beautiful shot in January 1980. Pure perfection!

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Ms. Ross was on hand to see the King of Pop walk away with several awards for his work on the “Thriller” album at the 1984 American Music Awards.

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The room wasn’t big enough for this star power. The two best friends join Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin at the Lincoln Memorial on January 17, 1993, in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the inauguration of President Bill Clinton.

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Michael and Diana found great comfort in their friendship. The two presented at the 1996 World Music Awards in Monaco.

“Michael was a personal love of mine, a treasured part of my world, part of the fabric of my life in a way that I can’t seem to find words to express,” Diana wrote in a letter read at Michael’s memorial.

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Michael and Diana stole the spotlight during a performance at the Democratic National Committee’s “A Night At The Apollo” in 1992.

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Michael and Diana attend Liza Minnelli’s wedding to producer David Gest with Jackson’s longtime friend Elizabeth Taylor at Marble Collegiate Church in NYC on March 16, 2002.

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