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Le 16 février 1997, Michael fait sa première apparition publique depuis la naissance de son fils, Prince. Il participe à l'émission de télé en l'honneur du 65ème anniversaire de sa grande  amie Elizabeth Taylor (qui est d'ailleurs la marraine de son fils), "Elizabeth Taylor : 65th Anniversary : a celebration of life". Les bénéfices sont au profit de la lutte contre le SIDA

Michael arrive accompagnée de son amie, au  Pantages Theater de Los Angeles,  auprès de qui il reste toute la soirée. 

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Il interprète une chanson qu'il a composée spécialement pour l'occasion "Elizabeth I Love You" . Michael donne une performance simple, mais magique, clairsemée, sans effet spéciaux  ou pyrotechnie. Seule une jeune actrice apparaît au début du numéro qui  représentante Liz Taylor en petite fille . L'hommage sera diffusé le 27 Février 1997 par ABC - TV

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Il s'agit de la seule performance en live de Michael Jackson de cette chanson dédiée à son amie depuis toujours . Ce titre ne figure sur aucun album. 

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Les paroles:

"Welcome to Hollywood
That's what they told you
A child star in Hollywood
That's what they sold you
Grace with beauty, charm and talent
You would do what you were told
But they robbed you of your childhood
Took your youth and sold it for gold

Elizabeth, I love you
You're every star that shines in the world to me
Elizabeth can't you see that it's true
Elizabeth, I love you
You're more than just a star to me

Lovely Elizabeth
You have surpassed them all
My friend Elizabeth
Learned to outlast them all
Many started back when you did
Lost their way and now they're gone
But look at you, a true survivor
Full of life and carrying on

Elizabeth, I love you
You're every star that shines in the world to me
Elizabeth can't you see that it's true
Elizabeth, I love you
You're more than just a star to me

This is your life
You seem to have it all
You reached your peak
They wanted you to fall
It's very sad, this world can be so bad
But though all the heartaches
When they put you down
You know you were the victor
And you earned the crown
It's like walking through the fire
Determined to win
You were beating life's battles
Again and again

Elizabeth, I love you
You're every star that shines in the world to me
Elizabeth can't you see that it's true

Remember the time I was alone
You stood by my side and said:
"Let's be strong"
You did all these things
That only a true friend can do

Elizabeth, I love you
The world knows your work now
Off all the things on Earth now
I pray one day I'll be just like... you."