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Michael Jackson Life History

The Bio History of Michael Joseph Jackson began when he was born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the 7th of nine children. (Brothers: Sigmund “Jackie”, Toriano “Tito”, Jermaine, Marlon, Steven “Randy”, and sisters Rebbie, Janet and La-Toya Jackson Michael began his musical career at the age of 5 as the lead singer of the Jackson 5 who formed in 1964. In 1968 the Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers discovered the Jackson five and from there they got an audition for Berry Gordy of Motown Records. The Jackson 5 recorded fourteen albums and Michael recorded four solo albums with Motown. The Jackson 5 stayed with Motown till 1976, desiring more artistic freedom they felt they had to move on and enrolled with Classic. The group name Jackson five needed to be changed as it was owned by Motown, so they reverted to The Jackson’s as they had be known in the early days. Kid brother Randy joined in his place. In 1977 Michael made his first film debut when he starred in the musical ‘The Wiz’ playing Scarecrow with Diana Ross in the lead role of Dorothy. Michael partnered up with Quincy Jones as his producer for his first solo album with Epic Records. The album titled “Off The Wall” was a big success around the world and the first ever album to release a record breaking four No1 singles in the US. In 1982 Michael Jackson released the world’s largest selling album of all time, ‘Thriller’. He worked with the best directors and producers, using the most recent technology and special effects. for the hit song ‘Billie Jean’ The short film ‘Thriller’ used the latest make-up artists technology combined with superb dancing and chorography, to produce a fourteen minute video, with a start, a middle and an ending. So successful was this video that ‘The Making Of Michael Jackson’s Thriller’ became the world’s largest selling home video combined with increasing album sales. In 1984 Michael won a record breaking eight Grammy awards in one night. The awards were for his work on the ‘Thriller’ album and his work on the account for the ‘ET Storybook’. 1988, Michael wrote his first autobiography speaking for the first time on his youth and his career. At the end of the 1980s Michael was named ‘Artist of the Decade’ for his success off of his ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad’ albums. He toured world again in 1992, taking his concerts to countries that had never before been visited by a pop/rock artist. In 1994 Michael married Lisa Marie Presley, child of rock legend Elvis Presley. 1995 saw Michael release a 5th solo album, ‘History’, which was a double album, first half new material and 2nd half greatest hits. Michael toured again over a legs covering a 2 year period. Together they had their first kid Prince Michael Joseph Jackson jr born on Feb thirteen 1997 and a child Paris Michael Katherine Jackson born on April 3rd 1998. In 1997 Michael released the remix album ‘Blood on the Dance Floor’ which also contained 5 new song linked with a 38min film “Ghosts”. This film Michael played 5 roles using the latest special effects and make-up creativity, mixed with his dance and music. Many artists such as Whitney Houston, Usher, Destiny’s Child, Shaggy and plenty more performed there own and Michael Jackson’s past songs. In October 2001 Michael released the album ‘Invincible’ so far releasing only 2 singles including the big hit “You Rock My World”. Since the release of this first single the album has been trapped by rumors of a rift with Sony Music and a clear lack of promotion of the album.


August 8, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment