- Clips (5)Latest ClipThe Funk & Soul Years - 1979
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- The Funk & Soul Years - 1979http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02r0m5h.jpg2015-05-09T18:50:00ZCraig takes you back to 1979 in the Funk & Soul Years, with tracks from Instant Funk, Michael Jackson, and Chuck Brown And The Soul Searchers.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/f27ec8db-af05-4f36-916e-3d57f91ecf5e?clipfocus=p02r0m6lSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 20 mins
The Funk & Soul Years - 1979
- Michael Jackson - Minimixhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g2dtw.jpg2013-09-03T11:02:00ZCJ pays tribute to Michael Jackson's 55th Birthday with an MJ tribute mix.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/f27ec8db-af05-4f36-916e-3d57f91ecf5e?clipfocus=p01g2dv9Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Michael Jackson - Minimix
- Wales Today reports on 1988 Michael Jackson concerthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9vbd.jpg2011-07-25T23:00:15ZClip of audience members in Cardiff city centre before Michael Jackson's 1988 gig at the Arms Park.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/f27ec8db-af05-4f36-916e-3d57f91ecf5e?clipfocus=p00jdyc6Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Wales Today reports on 1988 Michael Jackson concert
- Michael Jackson goes solohttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c0zqx.jpg2010-11-22T00:00:00ZAn appreciation of The King of Pop, broadcast after his death in 2009.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/f27ec8db-af05-4f36-916e-3d57f91ecf5e?clipfocus=p00c9xhdSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Michael Jackson goes solo
- An Appreciation of Michael Jackson's childhoodhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c0z50.jpg2010-11-22T00:00:00ZA special programme paying tribute to the man described by many as the 'King of Pop'http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/f27ec8db-af05-4f36-916e-3d57f91ecf5e?clipfocus=p00c9sl6Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
An Appreciation of Michael Jackson's childhood
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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers and with transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then-relatively-new television channel MTV to fame. With videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream", he continued to innovate the medium throughout the 1990s, as well as forging a reputation as a touring solo artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous artists of various music genres.