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What Happened Today In Music History- Nov 21- Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson‘s 14-minute video for Thriller was premiered in Los Angeles. Directed by John Landis and co-starring former Playboy centerfold Ola Ray. The video (like the song) contains a spoken word performance by horror film veteran Vincent Price.

The video was filmed at the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, the zombie dance sequence at the junction of Union Pacific Avenue and South Calzona Street in East Los Angeles and the final house scene in the Angeleno Heights neighborhood at 1345 Carroll Avenue.

It premiered on MTV on Dec. 2.

The video cost half-a-million dollars; at the time, it was the most expensive video ever made.

Did you know Vincent Price had a section of his rap taken out?

Hear all of it here…