Michael Jackson: biography
The most successful singer of pop music in the history of the world, dancer, actor, songwriter Michael Joseph Jackson was born August 29 in the family of Joseph and Katherine Jackson, in the American town of Gary (Indiana). The boy was the seventh child of nine children of the couple. The childhood star is not happy – not later Jackson once mentioned that his father was a tyrant, oppressing children mentally and physically. About some of the atrocities the head of the family, the singer told Oprah Winfrey in 1993.
One night a father wearing a scary mask and uttering shrill cries, climbed in the window to the sleeping Michael. So he wanted to teach children to close the Windows before going to sleep. After this incident, the child had nightmares about his being kidnapped from their own bedrooms. In 2003, Sam Joseph Jackson admitted that he indeed rukoprikladstvo in relation to children.
A rough upbringing has played a cruel joke with Michael, on the one hand accustomed to the iron discipline that had a positive impact on its achievements, and on the other – injuring the psyche for life.
However, the father brought Michael on stage: Joseph has combined five of her siblings in the musical group «The Jackson 5». Michael was the youngest member of the group, but this did not stop him even then to draw attention to themselves due to the unique manner of performance and unusual dance moves. From 1966 to 1968 the band also toured in the Midwest and in 1969, they signed a contract with the recording Studio of Motown Records. With this company, the artists released their hits which became popular in subsequent years.
In 1970 a musical family managed to get on the national level, their first few singles were noted at the highest spot of the American Billboard Hot 100. Since 1973, the success of the team began to wane, and they had to sign a contract with another firm as «The Jacksons». Until 1984, the band released 6 albums and toured with them across the country.
While working in the family band «The Jacksons», Michael Jackson had released four albums and several singles solo performance, gained popularity. That and «Got to Be There», «Rockin’ Robin», and the song is called «Ben», topped the charts in 1972.
In 1987, the singer starred with Diana Ross in the film adaptation of the Broadway production «the Wizard of Oz». During the filming he met Quincy Jones. This musical later became the producer of the most famous albums of the stars. The first of these was «Off the Wall» (1979) album introduced the world to Michael Jackson as a bright, original young artist, and dancer. Then on the top of the charts skyrocketed hits «don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough» and «Rock With You». The album has sold 20 million copies.
Then, in November 1982 was released the album «Thriller», which went down in history as the most sold album in the world and gave America and the world such immortal singles like»The Girl Is Mine», «Beat It», «Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'», «Human Nature», «P. Y. T. (Pretty Young Thing)», and «Thriller». This album stayed on the tops of the charts for a record 37 weeks and brought Michael Jackson eight Grammy Awards statuettes. These results to this day no one has been able to repeat.
His famous «moonwalk» idol of millions demonstrated for the first time March 25, 1983 on «Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever» during the song «Billie Jean».
In 1984, pop singer along with Paul McCartney recorded the song immediately became smash hit «Say Say Say».
Until 1992, the artist released two more albums: «Bad» and «Dangerous». So, she released the singles «The Way You Make Me Feel», «Man in the Mirror», «Black or White», «Remember the Time», «Will You Be There». From 1993 to 2003, the world saw three more records is a double album, «HIStory», linking 15 new songs and a disc of popular hits, «Invincible» and «Number Ones».
In 2009, the king of pop was going to release a new disc, but unfortunately did not have time to do it.
During his short life Michael Jackson managed to play in more than 20 films. He first debuted in twenty years in the fantastic film «the wiz» Sidney Lumet. Then starred in the short films, for example, «Captain EO» by Francis Ford Coppola.
Also the king of pop played in the movie «Men in black 2», «moonwalk», «Ghosts». His last work was the role in the film this is it (2009).
With the advent of the popularity of the singer appeared a lot of money, a decent portion of which he immediately has to spend to change their appearance. Since the mid-80 x Michael Jackson began to change dramatically – leather with every year grew brighter, the shape of the nose, lips, chin and cheekbones. Soon, the artist became impossible to learn that a dark-skinned boy with a wide nose and full lips, as he was in childhood.
There were rumors that the king of pop tried to get rid of the appearance typical of African Americans. Jackson himself denied this version, explaining the fact a whitening of the skin the presence of skin pigmentation, and the situation with the plastic face need associated with powerful burns of the head, which were obtained during the filming of advertising «Pepsi».
The quirks of Michael Jackson has caused no less hype than his work. Every step of the flamboyant artist was covered in the media.
Another reason for the scandal became a dance move with the capture of the perineum, which the singer demonstrated within the video clip «Bad». In addition, his choreography has appeared uncharacteristic up to this point dance «PA», covering chest and touching the body. Later these movements became the hallmark of the king of pop, but at the moment has caused ambiguous reaction both among critics and among fans.
In 2002 took place the scandalous situation with the child on the balcony. Michael Jackson brought her newly born son onto the balcony of the hotel room in Berlin and throwing the baby over the railing, started waving it in front of the fans. It all happened at the height of four floors, and the danger was obvious. After photo «caring father» spread all over the world, Jackson made a speech in which he acknowledged his behavior a terrible mistake.
Life of the king of pop has been shrouded in scandals, but the greatest predicament, put eventually an end to his musical career and health status, was associated with charges of depravity of minors. In 1993 he was accused of sexual assault against 13-year-old Jordan Chandler, who was friends with a musician and often spent time at his ranch Neverland. As stated by the boy’s father, Michael Jackson made him touch his genitals. Then the situation was resolved with the payment of the Chandler family $ 22 million.
Ten years later, in 2003 Michael was charged with the same charges. This time prosecutors were made by relatives of 13-year-old lover «Neverland» Gavin, arvizo. The parents claimed that the boy together with other children slept in the same room with Jackson, who hocus alcohol and then fingered children. The singer denied the allegations, claiming that the family arvizo just requires money. In 2005, the jury ruled acquittal.
Despite the victory in court, the lawyers led to the emptying of Bank accounts of the king of pop, namely a consideration greatly undermined the health of the idol of millions, Michael Jackson was forced to take strong anti-depressants. After the death of the singer Jordan Chandler admitted that defame the artist for the money made by his father who then committed suicide.
In 1994, Michael Jackson has again surprised the whole world, has secretly tied the knot with Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley. The event became a sensation, in which one saw the calculation to save the reputation of the singer, the other touching the merger of the two known in the world of music families. Anyway, the marriage lasted only a year and a half.
In November 1996, after the rupture of relations with first wife, Jackson married Debbie Rowe once worked as a nurse. From this woman the singer has two children: son Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. was born in 1997, and a year later the wife gave the king of pop’s daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. The Union of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe lasted until 1999.
In 2002 by a surrogate mother was born the third child of the actor – Prince Michael II.
On the morning of 25 June 2009, the singer was in a rented West Los Angeles home. The personal physician of the actor Conrad Murray gave him a shot of «Propofol» and left. Two hours later, he found Michael Jackson on the bed with wide eyes and mouth and tried to resuscitate him, but attempts were unsuccessful. 12:21 the police called the emergency services 911. The medics arrived in less than 4 minutes and found the lifeless body of the king of pop. Doctors, not losing hope, he continued the CPR for several hours, but the return to life of the idol of millions and failed. Later, doctor Jackson denied a license to practice medicine and was found guilty of manslaughter, for which he went to jail for 4 years.
July 7, 2009 in Los Angeles took place the farewell ceremony started with family services in the Hall of Liberty in the memorial Park forest Lawn, followed by broadcast live farewell to the audience in the «Staples Center».
- «Got to Be There»
- «Music & Me»
- «HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I»
- «Forever, Michael»
- «Off the Wall»
- «Men in black 2»
- «That’s all»
- «Miss Robinson»
- «That’s all»