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Michael Jackson

Singer Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer-songwriter, entertainer, dancer, arranger, music producer, choreographer, actor, businessman, musician, and philanthropist. Often referred to as the "King of Pop", or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records.
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Deceased
25 June 2009
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Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Developing a Broadway-Bound Bio-Musical
NYTimes - 1 day
The book is to be written by Lynn Nottage, a playwright who has won two Pulitzers, and the show is to be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.
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Michael Jackson's estate sues Disney and ABC over TV special
LATimes - 21 days
The estate of Michael Jackson is suing ABC and parent company Walt Disney Co., saying a two-hour documentary about the King of Pop’s last days improperly used his songs, music videos and movies. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles alleges that the television special — “The...
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'My God, Michael Jackson is dead': The final hours leading up to the pop star's death
ABC News - 26 days
A tour bus driver, paramedic and the photographer who took the picture of Michael Jackson in the ambulance share what they remember from the day the pop icon died.
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Michael Jackson estate slams 'crass' new ABC TV special on singer's life
Fox News - 27 days
The estate of Michael Jackson is objecting to an ABC TV special on the end of the King of Pop's life, calling it a crass attempt to exploit Jackson without respect for his legacy or children.
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How Michael Jackson learned to 'moonwalk'
ABC News - 28 days
Pro-dancer Cooley Jaxson says he was one of the people to show him the move.
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Michael Jackson's moonwalk shoes for sale
CNN - about 2 months
The black loafers that Michael Jackson used to perform his signature moonwalk for the first time on stage are going up for auction.
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Beware the Executioner at Harlem’s Apollo Theater
CNN - 2 months
Before “American Idol,” “The Voice” or “The X Factor,” there was Amateur Night at the Apollo. Based in Harlem’s Apollo Theater, Amateur Night is a talent competition recognized for launching the careers of icons like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Billie Holiday. But, before any of them became the music legends they are today, they had to face the wrath of one especially hard-to-please audience. Enter C.P. Lacey. For the past 30 years, he’s reigned as the Apollo’s resident “executioner,” kicking contestants offstage when the “booing” gets too loud.
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Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and the Other Cultural Allusions in the Creepiest ‘Atlanta’ Episode Yet
NYTimes - 2 months
“Teddy Perkins,” the sixth episode of the show’s second season, plays out like a horror movie scattered with pop-culture Easter eggs.
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Duarte man pleads no contest in illegal deer hunting case
LATimes - 3 months
A hunter who sparked outrage last year after he shot and killed a deer with a bow and arrow has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge. Michael Jackson Rodriguez entered his plea Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of possessing fish or wildlife taken unlawfully, according to the Los Angeles County...
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Bill Cosby goes to court to stop accusers from testifying - Chicago Tribune
Google News - 4 months
Chicago Tribune Bill Cosby goes to court to stop accusers from testifying Chicago Tribune A day after Hollywood's first Oscars of the #MeToo era, Bill Cosby is going to court on Monday to stop some of his dozens of accusers from testifying at his April 2 sexual assault retrial. Cosby's retooled defense team, led by former Michael Jackson ... Bill Cosby back in court before retrial, loses bid to dismiss sexual assault caseUSA TODAY Bill Cosby Prosecutors Work To Link Plaintiff With Other Accusers In Pretrial HearingDeadline Prosecutors seek to admit the testimony of 19 women in Bill Cosby's retrialWashington Post ABC News -Vulture -SFGate -Daily Beast all 125 news articles »
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Street closures for the 90th Oscars celebration start Sunday and will intensify during the week
LATimes - 4 months
If you were planning to cruise Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday night, go early. At 10 p.m., the block west of Highland Avenue — where the TCL Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, Madame Tussauds Hollywood and Michael Jackson’s star are found — will be closed to vehicles. The closure, to clear the...
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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Portlandia’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
NYTimes - 5 months
“Portlandia” returns for its eighth and final season. And the new Paramount Network offers a lip-sync tribute to Michael Jackson.
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The Greatest Figure Skater Ever Is Michael Jackson on Ice, Surrounded by Winnie the Poohs
NYTimes - 6 months
“People see Hanyu for the first time and they become hysterical or they’re moved to tears. It’s like their lives are complete.”
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Egyptian drama 'Sheikh Jackson' effectively channels King of Pop
LATimes - 6 months
“Sheikh Jackson,” Egypt’s official Oscar entry for 2018, is an offbeat, often affecting and thoughtful drama about conservative imam Sheikh Khaled Hani (Ahmad Elfishawy), whose strict, devout life turns upside down upon the death of his onetime idol, Michael Jackson. The well-textured script by...
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Covering Blanket Jackson: Everything We Know About Michael Jackson's Youngest Child, Prince Michael II - E! Online
Google News - 6 months
E! Online Covering Blanket Jackson: Everything We Know About Michael Jackson's Youngest Child, Prince Michael II E! Online The world's most memorable glimpse at Blanket Jackson was bizarre by any standards, his father's storied quirks aside. On Nov. 19, 2002, Michael Jackson carried his then-9-month-old son to the balcony of their suite at the Adlon Hotel in Berlin and ... Blanket Jackson Makes Rare Appearance in Family Christmas PhotoPEOPLE.com Blanket Jackson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to KnowHeavy.com Michael Jackson's Youngest Son Blanket Makes Rare Appearance in Christmas Pic With Paris and PrinceUs Weekly USA TODAY -PerezHilton.com -Just Jared -Today.com all 31 news articles »
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New Michael Jackson album to release this fall
CNN - 10 months
A new 13-track album of some of Michael Jackson's songs will be released on September 29.
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In the 12 months after his death, Jackson sold more than 8.2 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide, making him the best-selling albums artist of 2009.
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    Jackson's body was entombed on September 3, 2009, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
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    Jackson's memorial was held on July 7, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, preceded by a private family service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Hall of Liberty.
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    At the 2009 American Music Awards, Jackson won four posthumous awards, two for him and two for his album Number Ones, bringing his total American Music Awards to 26.
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    On October 28, 2009, a documentary film about the rehearsals, Michael Jackson's This Is It, was released.
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    On December 29, 2009, the American Film Institute recognized Jackson's death as a "moment of significance" saying, "Michael Jackson's sudden death in June at age 50 was notable for the worldwide outpouring of grief and the unprecedented global eulogy of his posthumous concert rehearsal movie This Is It."
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    In July 2009, the Lunar Republic Society, which promotes the exploration, settlement and development of the Moon, named a Moon crater after Jackson.
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    In a June 28, 2009 Baltimore Sun article titled "7 Ways Michael Jackson Changed The World", Jill Rosen wrote that Jackson's legacy was "as enduring as it is multi-faceted", influencing fields including sound, dance, fashion, music videos and celebrity.
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    At Jackson's memorial service on July 7, 2009, Motown founder Berry Gordy proclaimed Jackson "the greatest entertainer that ever lived".
    While preparing for his comeback concert series, This Is It, Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication on June 25, 2009, after suffering from cardiac arrest.
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    In March 2009, Jackson held a press conference at London's O2 Arena to announce a series of comeback concerts titled This Is It.
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  • 2008
    In September 2008, Jackson entered negotiations with Julien's Auction House to display and auction a large collection of memorabilia amounting to approximately 1,390 lots.
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    In late 2008, Fortress Investments threatened to foreclose on Neverland Ranch, which Jackson used as collateral for loans running into many tens of millions of dollars.
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    In 2008, Jackson and Sony released Thriller 25 to mark the 25th anniversary of the original Thriller.
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  • 2007
    In September 2007, Jackson was reportedly still working on his next album, but the work was never completed.
    In March 2007, Jackson visited a U.S. Army post in Japan, Camp Zama, to greet over 3,000 U.S. troops and their families.
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    In March 2007, Jackson gave a brief interview to the Associated Press in Tokyo, where he said: "I've been in the entertainment industry since I was 6 years old, and as Charles Dickens would say, 'It's been the best of times, the worst of times.'
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    In the spring of 2007, Jackson and Sony teamed up to buy another music publishing company, Famous Music LLC, formerly owned by Viacom.
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  • 2006
    He returned to the United States after Christmas 2006 to attend James Brown's funeral in Augusta, Georgia, where he gave one of the eulogies, saying that "James Brown is my greatest inspiration."
    Jackson performed at the World Music Awards in London on November 15, 2006, and accepted a Diamond Award for selling over records.
    In November 2006, Jackson invited an Access Hollywood camera crew into the studio in Westmeath, and MSNBC reported that he was working on a new album, produced by will.i.am.
    In October 2006, Fox News entertainment reporter Roger Friedman said that Jackson had been recording at a studio in rural Westmeath, Ireland.
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    In September 2006, Jackson and his ex-wife Debbie Rowe confirmed reports that they had settled their long-running child custody suit.
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    Throughout 2006, Sony repackaged 20 singles from the 1980s and 1990s as the Michael Jackson: Visionary series, which subsequently became a box set.
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    In early 2006, it was announced that Jackson had signed a contract with a Bahrain-based startup called Two Seas Records.
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    Jackson agreed to a Sony-backed refinancing deal in April 2006, although the details were not made public.
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  • 2005
    On June 13, 2005, Jackson was acquitted on all counts.
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    The People v. Jackson trial began on January 31, 2005, in Santa Maria, California, and lasted five months, until the end of May.
    In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges after the jury found him not guilty on all counts.
  • 2003
    After the young boy involved in the documentary and his mother had told investigators that Jackson had behaved improperly with the boy, Jackson was arrested in November 2003, and was charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent in relation to the 13-year-old boy shown in the film.
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    The program was broadcast in March 2003 as Living with Michael Jackson. In a particularly controversial scene, Jackson was seen holding hands and discussing sleeping arrangements with a young boy. As soon as the documentary aired, the Santa Barbara county attorney's office began a criminal investigation. After an initial probe from the LAPD and DCFS was conducted in February 2003, they had initially concluded that molestation allegations were "unfounded" at the time.
  • 2002
    The video won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Music Video at the award shows 2002 ceremony.
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    Jackson alleged in July 2002 that the-then Sony Music chairman Tommy Mottola was a "devil" and a "racist" who did not support his African-American artists, using them merely for his own personal gain.
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    Beginning in May 2002, Jackson allowed a documentary film crew, led by British TV personality Martin Bashir, to follow him around nearly everywhere he went.
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    In 2002, Michael Jackson won his 22nd American Music Award for Artist of the Century.
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  • 2001
    Due to contractual issues related to the earlier 30th Anniversary concerts, later edited into a two-hour TV special titled Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration broadcast in November 2001, Jackson's solo performances were omitted from the televised benefit concert, although he could still be seen singing background vocals.
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    After 9/11, Jackson helped organize the United We Stand: What More Can I Give benefit concert at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The concert took place on October 21, 2001, and included performances from dozens of major artists, including Jackson, who performed his song "What More Can I Give" as the finale.
    In September 2001, two 30th Anniversary concerts were held at Madison Square Garden to mark Jackson's 30th year as a solo artist. Jackson appeared onstage alongside his brothers for the first time since 1984. The show also featured performances by Mýa, Usher, Whitney Houston, NSYNC, Destiny's Child, Monica, Luther Vandross, and Slash, among other artists. The second of the two shows took place the night before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
  • 2000
    Throughout 2000 and 2001, he worked with collaborators including Teddy Riley and Rodney Jerkins to produce his tenth solo album, Invincible, released in October 2001.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    From August 1999 through 2000, he lived in New York City at 4 East 74th Street.
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    Throughout June 1999, Jackson was involved in a number of charitable events.
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    The couple divorced in 1999, and Jackson received full custody of the children. The divorce was relatively amicable, but a subsequent custody suit was not settled until 2006.
  • 1997
    "Earth Song" was accompanied by an expensive and well-received music video, which gained a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video, Short Form in 1997.
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    In 1997, Jackson released Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, which contained remixes of hit singles from HIStory and five new songs.
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    Michael Joseph Jackson Jr (commonly known as Prince) was born on February 13, 1997; his sister Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born a year later on April 3, 1998.
  • 1996
    In 1996, Jackson won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form for "Scream" and an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.
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  • 1995
    In late 1995, Jackson was rushed to a hospital after collapsing during rehearsals for a televised performance, caused by a stress-related panic attack. "Earth Song" was the third single released from HIStory, and topped the UK Singles Chart for six weeks over Christmas 1995; it sold a million copies, making it Jackson's most successful single in the UK.
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    In 1995, Jackson merged his ATV Music catalog with Sony's music publishing division, creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
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  • 1994
    In May 1994, Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
    Feldman also stated "nobody bought anybody's silence". A decade after the fact, during the second round of child abuse allegations, Jackson's lawyers would file a memo stating that the 1994 settlement was done without his consent.
    A Santa Barbara County grand jury and a Los Angeles County grand jury disbanded on May 2, 1994, without indicting Jackson, and the Chandlers stopped co-operating with the criminal investigation around July 6, 1994.
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    The investigation was inconclusive and no charges were filed. Jackson described the search in an emotional public statement, and proclaimed his innocence. On January 1, 1994, Jackson settled with the Chandlers out of court for $22 million.
    In January 1994, after investigation on allegations of extortion against the singer by Chandler, deputy Los Angeles County district attorney Michael J. Montagna stated that Chandler would not be charged, due to lack of cooperation from Jackson's party and its willingness to negotiate with Chandler for several weeks, among other reasons.
  • 1993
    Jackson proposed to Presley over the telephone towards the fall of 1993, saying, "If I asked you to marry me, would you do it?" They married in the Dominican Republic in secrecy, denying it for nearly two months afterwards.
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    According to reports the Department of Children and Family Services (Los Angeles County) had investigated Jackson beginning in 1993 with the Chandler allegation and again in 2003.
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    In December 1993, Jackson was strip-searched.
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    In August 1993, Jackson's home was raided by the police who, according to court documents, found books and photographs in his bedroom featuring young boys with little or no clothing.
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    In the summer of 1993, Jackson was accused of child sexual abuse by a 13-year-old boy named Jordan Chandler and his father, Evan Chandler, a dentist.
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    In February 1993, Jackson was given the "Living Legend Award" at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. "Black or White" was Grammy-nominated for best vocal performance. "Jam" gained two nominations: Best R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.
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    Jackson gave a 90-minute interview to Oprah Winfrey on February 10, 1993, his second television interview since 1979.
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    In January 1993, Jackson performed at the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show in Pasadena, California.
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  • 1992
    Jackson founded the Heal the World Foundation in 1992.
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  • 1991
    In 1991, he released his eighth album, Dangerous, co-produced with Teddy Riley.
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    In March 1991, Jackson renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million, a record-breaking deal at the time, displacing Neil Diamond's renewal contract with Columbia Records.
  • 1990
    In 1990, "Leave Me Alone" won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    In 1989, Jackson's annual earnings from album sales, endorsements, and concerts were estimated at $125 million for that year alone.
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  • 1988
    In March 1988, Jackson purchased land near Santa Ynez, California, to build Neverland Ranch at a cost of $17 million.
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    In 1988, Jackson released his only autobiography, Moonwalk, which took four years to complete and sold 200,000 copies.
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    Bruce Swedien and Humberto Gatica won one Grammy in 1988 for Best Engineered Recording – Non Classical and Michael Jackson won one Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form for "Leave Me Alone" in 1989.
  • 1987
    In the same year, Jackson won an Award of Achievement at the American Music Awards because Bad is the first album ever to generate five number one singles in the U.S., the first album to top in 25 countries, and the best-selling album worldwide in 1987 and 1988.
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    In 1987, Jackson disassociated himself from the Jehovah's Witnesses, in response to their disapproval of the Thriller video.
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  • 1986
    Jackson collaborated with filmmakers George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola on the 17-minute 3D film Captain EO, which debuted in September 1986 at both the original Disneyland and at Epcot in Florida, and in March 1987 at Tokyo Disneyland.
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    Jackson became the subject of increasingly sensational reports. In 1986, the tabloids ran a story claiming that Jackson slept in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to slow the aging process; he was pictured lying in a glass box.
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  • 1985
    Jackson's purchase of ATV Music was finalized on August 10, 1985.
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    In June 1985, Jackson and Branca learned that Charles Koppelman's and Marty Bandier's The Entertainment Company had made a tentative agreement with Holmes à Court to buy ATV Music for $50 million; however, in early August, Holmes à Court's team contacted Jackson and talks resumed.
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    In May 1985, Jackson's team left talks after having spent more than $1 million and four months of due diligence work on the negotiations.
    The song earned $63 million for famine relief, and became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with 20 million copies sold. "We Are the World" won four Grammys for 1985, including Song of the Year going to Jackson and Richie as its co-songwriters.
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    In 1985, The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Longform.
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  • 1984
    Jackson submitted a bid of $46 million on November 20, 1984.
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    Jackson was informed of the sale by his attorney, John Branca, in September 1984.
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    In 1984 Robert Holmes à Court, the wealthy Australian investor who owned ATV Music Publishing, announced he was putting the ATV catalog up for sale.
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    Unlike later albums, Thriller did not have an official tour, but the Victory Tour of 1984 headlined the Jacksons and showcased much of Jackson's new solo material to more than two million Americans.
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    Jackson's humanitarian work was recognized on May 14, 1984, when he was invited to the White House to receive an award from President Ronald Reagan for his support of charities that helped people overcome alcohol and drug abuse, and in recognition of his support for the Ad Council's and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Drunk Driving Prevention campaign.
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    On January 27, 1984, Michael and other members of the Jacksons filmed a Pepsi commercial overseen by executive Phil Dusenberry, a BBDO ad agency executive, and Alan Pottasch, Pepsi's Worldwide Creative Director, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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    Thriller also won another Grammy for Best Engineered Recording – Non Classical in 1984, awarding Bruce Swedien for his work on the album.
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  • 1983
    In addition to the album, Jackson released "Thriller", a 14-minute music video directed by John Landis, in 1983. It "defined music videos and broke racial barriers" on the Music Television Channel (MTV), a fledgling entertainment television channel at the time. In December 2009, the Library of Congress selected the "Thriller" music video for inclusion in the National Film Registry.
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    In November 1983 Jackson and his brothers partnered with PepsiCo in a $5 million promotional deal that broke advertising industry records for a celebrity endorsement.
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    The show aired on May 16, 1983, to an estimated audience of viewers, and featured the Jacksons and other Motown stars.
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    On March 25, 1983, Jackson reunited with his brothers for a live performance taped at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, an NBC television special.
    Thriller won Jackson and Quincy Jones the Grammy award for Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) for 1983.
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  • 1982
    More success came with the release of his sixth album, Thriller, in late 1982.
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    In 1982, Jackson combined his interests in songwriting and film when he contributed the song "Someone in the Dark" to the storybook for the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The song, with Quincy Jones as its producer, won a Grammy for Best Recording for Children for 1983.
  • 1981
    Jackson recorded with Queen singer Freddie Mercury from 1981 to 1983, including a demo of "State of Shock", "Victory" and "There Must Be More to Life Than This".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    In 1980, he secured the highest royalty rate in the music industry: 37 percent of wholesale album profit.
  • 1979
    He also won Billboard Year-End awards for Top Black Artist and Top Black Album, and a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for 1979 with "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough".
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    In 1979, Jackson broke his nose during a complex dance routine.
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  • 1978
    His work in film began in 1978, when he starred as the Scarecrow in The Wiz, a musical directed by Sidney Lumet that also starred Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell, and Ted Ross.
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  • 1976
    The Jacksons continued to tour internationally, and released six more albums between 1976 and 1984.
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  • 1975
    They had met in 1975, when a seven-year-old Presley attended one of Jackson's family engagements at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, and reconnected through a mutual friend.
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    In June 1975, the Jackson 5 signed with Epic Records, a subsidiary of CBS Records, and renamed themselves the Jacksons.
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  • 1972
    Between 1972, when his solo career began, and 1975, Michael released four solo studio albums with Motown: Got to Be There (1972), Ben (1972), Music & Me (1973), and Forever, Michael (1975). "Got to Be There" and "Ben", the title tracks from his first two solo albums, both became successful singles, as did a cover of Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin".
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  • 1971
    In May 1971, the Jackson family moved into a large home on two-acre estate in Encino, California.
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  • 1969
    The Jackson 5 recorded several songs, including "Big Boy" (1968), their first single, for Steeltown Records, a Gary, Indiana, record label, before signing with Motown in 1969.
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  • OTHER
  • 1965
    The following year, the group won a major local talent show with Jackson performing the dance to Robert Parker's 1965 hit "Barefootin'".
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    In 1965, Jackson began sharing lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine, and the group's name was changed to the Jackson 5.
  • 1964
    In 1964, Michael and Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers—a band formed by their father and which included brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine—as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine.
    The eighth child of the Jackson family (one of whom died in infancy), Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5.
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  • 1958
    Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958.
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