Michael Joseph Jackson was brought into the world on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, became the seventh of nine children of a steelworker, yet he entertained the audience for most of his life. His father, Joe Jackson (no association with Joe Jackson, also a performer), was also a guitarist, but needed to give up his melodic goals resulting to wedding Michael’s mother Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse). Together, they goaded the melodic interests of their growing family at home. By the mid-1960s, more prepared elder boys Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine began performing around the city; by 1964 Michael and Marlon had also gotten in this band.
A melodic miracle, Michael’s singing and moving endowments were incredibly evolved, and he, after a short time, transformed into the common voice and fundamental concentration for the Jackson 5. Opening for soul bunches like the O-Jays and James Brown, it was Gladys Knight (not Diana Ross ), which legitimately conveyed the social affair to the thought of Berry Gordy, and by 1969 the youngsters were conveying successive hits that detonated the charts as Motown experts (“I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “Never Can Say Goodbye”, “Got to be there”,etc.). Because of the 1970s, the young fellows became one of the most accomplished dim pop/soul bunches in music history, actually progressing from a band like The Temptations to a disco band eccentricity. They rose to the national level, and soon their first four singles were at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 1982, Michael released an album called “Thriller”, which sold worldwide with a record circulation and became the best-selling in the history of pop music. The album hit the top of the charts and topped the top ten for 37 consecutive weeks. In the same year, Michael received an unprecedented eight Grammy awards and was hailed as the King of Pop.
In parallel with his work in a group with his brothers, Michael Jackson began to record quite successful solo projects. His accomplishments as a solo artist became apparent, and by the 1980s he had become monstrously more popular than his kin band. Record bargains reliably extended. In 1978, Michael starred with Diana Ross in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. On the set, he met music director Quincy Jones, who went on to produce his most famous albums. The first – “Off the Wall” (1979) – turned Jackson into a world superstar. Thanks to the hits “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “Rock With You”, 10 million copies were sold and the album went multi-platinum.
During the 1990s, the contrary side of the 1980s pop idiosyncrasy began to emerge. Michael grew up outrageously capricious and taken out on account of his novel reputation. In any case, he was a genuinely bashful and androgynous individual; his appearance began to change conclusively. Every step of modern pop music began to be covered and analyzed by the media, and the reasons were widely discussed in the press for years. Most of the time, Michael was forced to spend in seclusion in his strictly protected area from the outer ranch “Neverland”, where the children also lived, the singer was always partial to the home. In 1993, he was charged with corrupting a young boy, but the case was hushed up. Ten years later, history repeated itself. The trial of the singer lasted from February to May 2005 and ended with a verdict of not guilty.
In April 2009, the tabloids reported that during the examination, doctors discovered that Michael had skin cancer. Information about the serious state of health of the pop star has appeared before. In particular, Jackson biographer Ian Halperin stated that the singer needed a lung transplant, and he also suffers from emphysema and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding. However, the official representative of the singer Dr. Tomy denied this information. However, for a long time, Jackson rarely appeared in public and at the same time often hid his face behind a mask due to problems that arose after numerous plastic surgeries and skin whitening.
On the morning of June 25, 2009, Michael fell at home in Los Angeles. Doctors who arrived on call checked cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but Jackson fell into a coma, and suddenly passed away some time later.
The news of the death of the king of pop shocked everyone because Michael was not just a singer; he was a wonderful person with a big heart. He influenced the lives of many people through his songs, which continue to do so to this day.