Jackson hair-on-fire footage finally unveiled


Video footage of one of advertising's seminal moments has finally been leaked 25 years later—that of Michael Jackson's hair catching on fire, due to mistimed pyrotechnics, at a 1984 shoot for a Pepsi ad by BBDO. See the video here, which Us Weekly released exclusively this week. The accident at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Jan. 27, 1984, left the pop star with serious burns and allegedly kick-started his addiction to prescription drugs.

—Posted by Tim Nudd