Jackson on a winner

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 January, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 January, 1993, 12:00am

THE plot thickens . . .

An unusual thing has happened at the Hongkong Coliseum - at the time of going to press, the stadium has a week completely free of any bookings between March 8 and 15.

Why? Because the Michael Jackson reservation for that particular time was cancelled last week.

Our spies at the Urban Council say there are now no bookings for Michael Jackson at any of its venues for the rest of the year.

They believe this is because a mysterious promoter has secured permission from the Hongkong Jockey Club to stage his shows at either Sha Tin or Happy Valley in June.

Keeping Posted could find no confirmation of this, but we were further intrigued by the appearance an advert which was inserted for two days on Page 3 of the South China Morning Post last week.

''After the tremendous success of Michael Jackson in Europe,'' (where Jackson has performed) it says, ''the Nelson Group, exclusive owner of the world licence for 'Michael Jackson', is looking for licensees in Asian countries.'' These include clothing, shoes, watches, stationery, luggage, cosmetics and sun glasses.

A bit of a coincidence, wouldn't you say? And what good are Michael Jackson products if he's not here to sell them by appearing in his show? We will keep you posted, of course.