LOL, where does the Michael Jackson reference come up??
The Beatles are mentioned more than any other band (save U4ME), but Mary Anne's mom attended a Rolling Stones concert (she has a left-over ticket stub in Mary Anne's Portrait Collection). Alan calls Kristy Darth Maul in Stacey's Movie. And, um, I believe Phil Collins is mentioned somewhere..
I remember reading Stacey and the Missing Ring and feeling really weird when Stacey's mum was saying how sexy Cary Grant was and Stacey was like "Err no, he's not" and wouldn't watch the movie 'Holiday' because it was in black and white... I felt weird because I like Cary Grant and love black and white movies ;D Eventually they rented out 'Gone With The Wind' (another popular Ann referance) and Stacey was like "Yay it's in colour!" Meh, then again my friends tease me for my love of black and white films!
I thought Cam Geary was a real movie star. I think I even told my friends I really liked him. The reason why I was confused about this was because "The Ghost at Dawn's House" mentioned Sixteen Candles and Cam Geary as two of Mary Anne's favorite things. So I thought he was in that movie.
^ Speaking of that book, I liked how they were singing Henry the Eighth. I had to laugh because my mom was a Herman's Hermits fan when she was younger and starts singing that song every time someone mentions the name Henry VIII.