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Michael Jackson’s Biography

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Michael Jackson’s Biography

Michael Jackson was born 29 August 1958 in Gary, Indiana. Michael Jackson was born in 1958, the seventh of nine children, to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. He was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and only officially left the organization in 1987. Still a vegetarian, Jackson is a professional entertainer, singer and songwriter whose reputation and cultural impact belie a small body of solo work.

In the mid 1960s, their father formed Michael Jackson, along with his brothers Jackie, Tito, Germaine and Marlon, into ‘The Jackson 5 ‘. The group began singing in local clubs and bars and was signed to Motown Records in 1969. The family moved to California and the first four singles released by the group “ABC’, ‘I want you Back’, ‘The Love You Save’ and ‘I’ll Be There’ all reached number 1 in the charts. Jackson and some of his siblings would later claim that their father was a strict disciplinarian in this period, and have alleged varying degrees of physical and mental abuse.

Michael Jackson Albums

Albums of Jackson
In 1976, the group left Motown and renamed themselves ‘The Jackson’s’. Despite a flexible line-up, including brother Randy and younger sister Janet, and the growing solo career of Michael, the Jackson released another six albums and toured all over the world until 1984.

Jones produced the first three solo albums for Michael. The first, ‘Off the Wall’ was a departure from the more traditional Motown sound of the Jackson and, whilst it was a hit, both critically and commercially, It was not enough to separate the young singer from the family group entirely. The next album, ‘Thriller’, would change all that and more.

The ‘Thriller’ video was ambitious from the start. Hiring an established cinema director and using state-of-the-art make-up and special effects, the homage to horror films is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential of all time. The album went on the win Jackson seven Grammy in 1984, with the artist winning another for narrating ‘The E.T. storybook’. The eight awards was a record only later matched by Carlos Santana.

Family life of Michael Jackson

5 members of Jacksons family
Michael Jackson has been married twice. In 1994, he married Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie, but they were divorced within two years. In 1996, he married Debbie Rowe. Despite two children, Prince Michael and Paris Katherine, the couple also divorced, In 1999. Early in 2002, Jackson had another son, Prince Michael II (Sometime known as ‘Blanket’) via a surrogate mother, whose identity has not been released. For security reasons, the children are masked whenever they appear in public. Ms. Rowe has claimed that this is at her request, to prevent kidnapping.

Finally, in November 2003, Jackson was booked and released on bail to face charges of ‘lewd or lascivious acts’ with a child under 14. He now faces nine counts on various charges and pre-trail procedures have commenced. His trial is expected to begin in January 2005. Michael Jackson has countered with allegations of mistreatment and police brutality. Little can be made of the truth in the case until after the trial, with heavy media restrictions limiting access to the facts.

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