History Music / MichaelJackson

23rd Jul '17 12:52:53 PM JohnPrestwick
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Jackson was, perhaps, the definitive celebrity of TheEighties. His singing voice and dance moves (especially his SignatureMove, the MoonwalkDance) gained iconic status. His unusually elaborate music videos were something of a KillerApp for the emerging MTV. He had also been one of the first African-American artists to receive heavy rotation on the channel. By the end of the decade, he had another successful album in ''Bad'' (the first album to yield five number one singles on the Billboard charts), a [[Film/{{Moonwalker}} direct-to-video movie]] and even [[VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker video games]].

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Jackson was, perhaps, the definitive celebrity of TheEighties. His singing voice and dance moves (especially his SignatureMove, the MoonwalkDance) gained iconic status. His unusually elaborate music videos were something of a KillerApp for the emerging MTV. In particular, [[MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody the one for "Thriller"]] is probably the most famous music video ever made. He had also been one of the first African-American artists to receive heavy rotation on the channel. By the end of the decade, he had another successful album in ''Bad'' (the first album to yield five number one singles on the Billboard charts), a [[Film/{{Moonwalker}} direct-to-video movie]] and even [[VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker video games]].



It was not to be. He died due to an overdose of propofol (a hospital-grade anaesthetic) a few weeks before the first concert, at the age o 50. The doctor who administered the medication was later found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Jackson's family sued tour organizer AEG for negligence, but lost that case in 2013. Jackson's memorial service that July 7 was broadcast live around the world; he is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Later that year, the first of many posthumous Jackson-related projects, ''[[Film/MichaelJacksonsThisIsIt This Is It]]'', compiled from rehearsal footage of the aborted London shows, was released.

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It was not to be. He died due to an overdose of propofol (a hospital-grade anaesthetic) a few weeks before the first concert, at the age o of 50. The doctor who administered the medication was later found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Jackson's family sued tour organizer AEG for negligence, but lost that case in 2013. Jackson's memorial service that July 7 was broadcast live around the world; he is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Later that year, the first of many posthumous Jackson-related projects, ''[[Film/MichaelJacksonsThisIsIt This Is It]]'', compiled from rehearsal footage of the aborted London shows, was released.
23rd Jul '17 8:35:41 AM JohnPrestwick
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Jackson was, perhaps, the definitive celebrity of TheEighties. His singing voice and dance moves (especially his SignatureMove, the MoonwalkDance) gained iconic status. His unusually elaborate music videos were something of a KillerApp for the emerging MTV. He was also one of the first African-American artists to receive heavy rotation on the channel. By the end of the decade, he had another successful album in ''Bad'' (the first album to yield five number one singles on the Billboard charts), a [[Film/{{Moonwalker}} direct-to-video movie]] and even [[VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker video games]].

As TheNineties rolled around, Jackson had another success with the album ''Dangerous''. However, within a few years media attention had turned on his health and appearance, his increasingly bizarre personal life and some allegations of sexual abuse against children. The RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement should be applied when discussing these topics. Jackson did release two more albums but from then on was OvershadowedByControversy (or perhaps just eccentricity). In 2009, he looked set for a comeback after booking a 50-show farewell concert engagement in London, England.

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Jackson was, perhaps, the definitive celebrity of TheEighties. His singing voice and dance moves (especially his SignatureMove, the MoonwalkDance) gained iconic status. His unusually elaborate music videos were something of a KillerApp for the emerging MTV. He was had also been one of the first African-American artists to receive heavy rotation on the channel. By the end of the decade, he had another successful album in ''Bad'' (the first album to yield five number one singles on the Billboard charts), a [[Film/{{Moonwalker}} direct-to-video movie]] and even [[VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker video games]].

As TheNineties rolled around, Jackson had another success with the album ''Dangerous''. However, within a few years media attention had turned on his health and appearance, his increasingly bizarre personal life and some allegations of sexual abuse against children. The RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement should be applied when discussing these topics. Jackson did release two more albums but from then on for the rest of his life was OvershadowedByControversy (or perhaps just eccentricity). In 2009, he looked set for a comeback after booking a 50-show farewell concert engagement in London, England.
23rd Jul '17 8:26:17 AM JohnPrestwick
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Jackson was, perhaps, the definitive celebrity of TheEighties; his unusually elaborate music videos were something of a KillerApp for the emerging MTV (he was also one of the first African-American artists to receive heavy rotation on the channel). By the end of the decade, he had another successful album in ''Bad'' (the first album to yield five number one singles on the Billboard charts), a [[Film/{{Moonwalker}} direct-to-video movie]] and even [[VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker video games]].

A few weeks before Jackson was to launch a 50-show farewell concert engagement in London, England, he died due to an overdose of propofol (a hospital-grade anaesthetic) on June 25, 2009, at the age of fifty. (Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who administered the medication to Jackson, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in November 2011. Jackson's family sued tour organizer AEG for negligence, but lost that case in 2013.) Jackson's memorial service that July 7 was broadcast live around the world; he is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Later that year, the first of many posthumous Jackson-related projects, ''[[Film/MichaelJacksonsThisIsIt This Is It]]'', compiled from rehearsal footage of the aborted London shows, was released.

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A few weeks before As TheNineties rolled around, Jackson had another success with the album ''Dangerous''. However, within a few years media attention had turned on his health and appearance, his increasingly bizarre personal life and some allegations of sexual abuse against children. The RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement should be applied when discussing these topics. Jackson did release two more albums but from then on was to launch OvershadowedByControversy (or perhaps just eccentricity). In 2009, he looked set for a comeback after booking a 50-show farewell concert engagement in London, England, he England.

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26th Jun '17 8:38:43 PM thecarolinabull01
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* OneOfTheKids: He identified strongly with ''Literature/PeterPan'' and preferred being around children since, as he saw it, they liked having fun, didn't talk to him about adult things that made him feel uncomfortable, and were less likely to judge him for what the media said about him.

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* OneOfTheKids: He identified strongly with ''Literature/PeterPan'' and preferred being around children since, as he saw it, they liked having fun, didn't talk to him about adult things that made him feel uncomfortable, and were less likely to judge him for what the media said about him. Unfortunately, this led to the child molestation accusations that plagued him until his death.
14th Jun '17 6:52:06 PM ectostar
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* DawsonCasting: In his short film "Bad", he played a high school atudent despite being 29 years old at the time. However, he looked rather convincing: [[https://www.google.com.vn/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fs-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com%2F236x%2F2e%2F2f%2Fb6%2F2e2fb60db24f09f85b2b91793359f370.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F393502086164338858%2F&docid=cVTs-otjdo1hQM&tbnid=MA2AFWGsXV6N6M%3A&vet=1&w=236&h=179&safe=off&bih=616&biw=360&q=michael%20in%20bad%20movie&ved=0ahUKEwiBxYng5_LRAhVHgbwKHS5mDkAQMwgYKAAwAA&iact=mrc&uact=8]], [[https://www.google.com.vn/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fimages4.fanpop.com%2Fimage%2Fuser_images%2F2650000%2FIloveMichael28-2650180_650_500.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fanpop.com%2Ffans%2FIloveMichael28%2Fgallery%2Fimage%2F2650180%2Fmichael-jackson-bad-sexy-short-movie&docid=U59EKa05YXTa-M&tbnid=aZXavh21nsIxXM%3A&vet=1&w=650&h=500&safe=off&bih=616&biw=360&q=michael%20in%20bad%20movie&ved=0ahUKEwiBxYng5_LRAhVHgbwKHS5mDkAQMwgZKAEwAQ&iact=mrc&uact=8]]



->''Who's bad???''

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7th Jun '17 11:45:45 AM minikiss
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* NiceGuy: Probably the musician equivalant to [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]].
1st Jun '17 7:46:16 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350:The beautiful smile which you can now only see in pictures.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The beautiful smile which you can now only see in pictures.King of Pop.]]



-->-- ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90C-Wx_uGdM&spfreload=1 Man in the Mirror]]''

Originally a member of the Creator/{{Motown}} act Music/TheJacksonFive, Michael Joseph Jackson (29 August 1958 - 25 June 2009) debuted as a solo artist in 1971 -- the year he turned thirteen. His full-fledged solo career took off in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Though songs from his first serious solo effort, ''Music/OffTheWall'' (1979), were extremely popular, he reached unprecedented superstardom in 1982 with his album ''Music/{{Thriller}}''. ''Thriller'' is still the best-selling album of all time today, and won a total of 8 Grammy Awards.

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-->-- ''[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90C-Wx_uGdM&spfreload=1 Man "Man in the Mirror]]''

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Originally a member of the Creator/{{Motown}} act Music/TheJacksonFive, Michael Joseph Jackson (29 August (August 29, 1958 - 25 June 25, 2009) debuted as a solo artist in 1971 -- the year he turned thirteen. His full-fledged solo career took off in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Though songs from his first serious solo effort, ''Music/OffTheWall'' (1979), were extremely popular, he reached unprecedented superstardom in 1982 with his album ''Music/{{Thriller}}''. ''Thriller'' is still the best-selling album of all time today, and won a total of 8 Grammy Awards.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Not Michael himself, but how the media and antifans treated him after his death. Before his death they gladly spread child molesting rumours about him while gladly called him Wacko Jacko. After his death, they suddenly regarded him a legend who was horribly misunderstood. [[FlatWhat What.]]



* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Jackson’s songs involving women are typically either [[SillyLoveSongs saccharine love songs]]—“Lady in My Life,” "The Girl is Mine," “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “You Are Not Alone”—or portrays them as overly sexualized untrustworthy manipulators—“Billie Jean,” “Dirty Diana,” “Dangerous,” “In the Closet.”

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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Jackson’s Jackson's songs involving women are typically either [[SillyLoveSongs saccharine love songs]]—“Lady songs]]—"Lady in My Life,” Life," "The Girl is Mine," “I "I Just Can’t Can't Stop Loving You,” “You You," "You Are Not Alone”—or Alone"—or portrays them as overly sexualized untrustworthy manipulators—“Billie Jean,” “Dirty Diana,” “Dangerous,” “In manipulators—"Billie Jean," "Dirty Diana," "Dangerous," "In the Closet."
30th May '17 6:21:19 PM nombretomado
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* ParodyAssistance: He was a strong supporter of WeirdAlYankovic, letting him use the “Badder” set from ''{{Moonwalker}}'' to film the “Bad” parody, “Fat.”

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* ParodyAssistance: He was a strong supporter of WeirdAlYankovic, Music/WeirdAlYankovic, letting him use the “Badder” set from ''{{Moonwalker}}'' to film the “Bad” parody, “Fat.”
29th May '17 2:06:41 PM AfroThunder
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** Michael had also used an impersonator for his "Who Is It?" video because he was busy with the ''Dangerous'' tour at the time. That same impersonator (E'Casanova Evans) also stood in for MJ in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''.
13th May '17 3:24:44 PM nombretomado
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* {{MTV}}: Contrary to popular belief, "[[http://www.mtvmusic.com/jackson_michael/videos/26708/billie_jean.jhtml Billie Jean]]" was ''not'' the first video by an African American artist shown on MTV, but its success helped bring down the channel's color barrier, and from there, Jackson became one of the biggest video stars in the early '80s. The "[[http://www.mtvmusic.com/jackson_michael/videos/26726/thriller_long_vers_.jhtml Thriller]]" clip, in particular, was the most elaborate music video made up to that point (1983) and was regarded as a genuine event.
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