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Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop

Aug 29, 2012 13:57pm
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Known as the most successful entertainer across the world, Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson had six brothers and three sisters. His father was a steel mill worker who performed with a R&B band named The Falcons.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Though MJ always said that his father's strict discipline played an important role in his career, but he didn't share a cordial relationship with him.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • In 1993, on Oprah Winfrey's show, for the first time Michael Jackson spoke about how his father used to verbally abuse him when he was a child.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • He admitted often crying because of loneliness and was extremely dissatisfied with his looks.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • In 1964, MJ joined a music band called Jackson Brothers, formed by his brothers as a backup musician.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • When he was eight, he started sharing the lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine. Name of the band was also changed to The Jackson 5.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael began his solo career in 1971. MJ's music videos like - 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean' and 'Thriller' changed the way music industry looked at music videos.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Controversial or otherwise - his videos were a regular on the MTV play lists. As a brilliant dancer, MJ has made the moonwalk and the signature pelvic thrusts eternal.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Jackson's 1982 album 'Thriller' is the best-selling album of his entire career and of that era. His other records - 'Off the Wall', 'Bad', 'Dangerous' and 'HIStory' also rank among the world's best-selling.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • MJ is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' twice.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • He was also inducted into the 'Dance Hall of Fame' as the first and till now - the only dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • MJ also has multiple Guinness records to his name. He has won 13 Grammy Awards, as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
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  • MJ also won 26 American Music Awards, which is more than any other artist, including the 'Artist of the Century' award.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • He also has 13 number one singles to his name in his solo career. His music recorded an estimated sale of 750 million records worldwide.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • MJ's personal life was full of speculations about the number of surgeries he might have had for his looks, his changing appearance, the child sexual abuse case and his relationship stories.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • In May 1994, MJ married the daughter of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley. The couple parted ways amicably after their divorce two years later.
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  • In 1996, he married his longtime friend Deborah Jeanne Rowe. Rowe was six months pregnant with the couple's first child at the time. Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, commonly known as Prince, was born on February 13, 1997.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Prince's sister Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born a year later on April 3, 1998. In 2002 MJ had his third child through artificial insemination.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • On June 25, 2009, Jackson died while in his bed at his rented mansion in Los Angeles. It is believed that he died of acute propofol intoxication after suffering from cardiac arrest.
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  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop
  • Michael Jackson's birthday: Rare pics of King of Pop