‘Michael Joseph Jackson’ was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. In honor of what would have been his 59th birthday we highlight a few of his iconic music videos.
As the lead singer of the Jackson 5, it was evident that Michael Jackson had ‘it’ and stood out as something special. Michael’s singing and dancing talents were amazingly mature, and he soon became the dominant voice and focus of the group.
Solo success for Michael was inevitable, and by the 1980s, he had become infinitely more popular than his brotherly group. His first solo album ‘Got to be There’ was released in 1972, but it was ‘Thriller’ in 1982 that shot the singer out into a world all of his own, in which not many can compete.
Often lyrics of Jackson’s songs reflected his social concerns and hopes for a better world.
Despite it all, Jackson’s passion and artistry as a singer, dancer, writer and businessman are unparalleled, and it is these prodigious talents that will ultimately prevail over negative aspects of his troubled adult life.
The legendary performer tragically passed away in June of 2009 but through his music he lives on. Gone too soon. May you forever Rest In Peace.
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