Michael Jackson“King of Pop”. Born 29 August 1958. Died 25 June 2009
Michael Jackson Biography (Wikipedia)
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world and one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, 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, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. Their popularity helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Jackson's 1987 album Bad produced the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", and "Dirty Diana", becoming the first album to have five number-one singles in the nation. He continued to innovate with videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" throughout the 1990s, and forged a reputation as a touring 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 genres.
- "Michael Jackson paid attention to details - he didn't miss nothin'!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06djkdv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06djkdv.jpg2018-07-12T07:13:00.000ZQuincy Jones sums up what was so special about working directly with Michael Jacksonhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06djgz9
"Michael Jackson paid attention to details - he didn't miss nothin'!"
- Funk Family Tree: Quincy Joneshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r83s3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r83s3.jpg2016-04-16T18:30:00.000ZThe branch begins with The Brothers Johnson and ends with Quincy Jones... who next?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03r83tq
Funk Family Tree: Quincy Jones
- The King of Pop is inducted into the Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03j7z8s.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03j7z8s.jpg2016-02-14T20:50:00.000ZThe King of Pop, Michael Jackson is inducted into the Singers Hall of Famehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03j810t
The King of Pop is inducted into the Singers Hall of Fame
- The Funk & Soul Years - 1979https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02r0m5h.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02r0m5h.jpg2015-05-09T18:50:00.000ZCraig takes you back to 1979 in the Funk & Soul Years, with tracks from Instant Funk, Michael Jackson, and Chuck Brown And The Soul Searchers.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02r0m6l
The Funk & Soul Years - 1979
- Michael Jackson - Minimixhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g2dtw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g2dtw.jpg2013-09-03T11:02:00.000ZCJ pays tribute to Michael Jackson's 55th Birthday with an MJ tribute mix.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01g2dv9
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