All the world is in great sorrow on the death of this great personality. Here is my another post on Life History Of Michael Jackson to keep him alive in all of us minds. He will always be alive in all minds whether they know the a,b,c of Pop music or not. Really he was a great personality. My last post on him was Michael Jackson’s Unexpected Death Stuns World.
Early life from 1958 to 1975
The famous Pop Singer Michael Joseph Jackson birth happened on 29 August 1958 in Gary of Indiana. His parents had 9 children in total and he was seventh one. His siblings included Tito, Rebbie, La Toya, Jackie, Randy, Jermaine, Janet and Marlon. Initially Joseph Jackson worked in a steel-mill and used to perform in a band called as ‘The Falcons’. Along with him, his brother Luther also used to accompany him. His religious mother raised him as a Jehovah witness.
Formation of Group – The Jacksons – 1976 to 1984
In month June of year 1975, Jackson agreed to sign a contract with CBS Records and then joined the Epic Records. Later the group’s name was changed to ‘The Jacksons’. After the name changed, this group became international and started traveling and covering whole globe. Mr. Michael Jackson was the main pop-singer of this Epic Group and he released his 6 albums with this group.
In 1978, Michael acted in movie musical The Wiz. Quincy Jones did complete arrangements for the musical scores and then both agreed that Michael’s next album ‘Off The Wall’ will be produced by Quincy. The bad happened in 1979 when Jackson’s nose bled while performing. After that, he complained many times of experiencing difficulties in breathing.
Slowing down Aging and Movies – 1986 to 1990
The Tabloid Press published a false article in 1986 stating that the singer has slept in oxygen-chamber so that he may not look aged. But the article proved good as he gained more popularity with this. This also helped him to promote his new film ‘Captain EO’. This movie was considered as the most expensive one during that time and was hosted in Disney Theme Parks later on. Further to this, this film was shown by the Disney-Land for more than a decade. It was also shown by Walt Disney World in Epcot Themes Park from 1986-1994.
Contract with Sony and releasing Dangerous – From 1991 to 1993
Michael already had an agreement with Sony and then renewed it with them in 1991. It was signed for 65 million dollars. This agreement broke all records at that time. In the same year, he released his album ‘Dangerous’. This pop-album became so popular that upto the year 2008, almost 7 million copies of Dangerous were already distributed in United States alone and the world-wide count rose to 32 millions. ‘Black Or White’ was the biggest hit and it made its position on BillBoard Hot 100 and stood there for almost 7 weeks. ‘Remember The Time’ spent 8 weeks in the top-5 in the United States of America. In 1993, he suffered an injury but then also performed at Soul Train Awards. In Europe and United Kingdom, ‘Heal The World’ was one of the hits and its 450k copies were distributed.
Sexual Abuse – 1993 to 1994
In Feb 1993, Jackson was interviewed for 90 minutes with Oprah Winfrey. He spoke of his childhood-abuse. And said that he has missed his childhood years and suffered many-a-times from loneliness. He said that he has never slept in oxygenated chamber and has never bought Elephant Man bones. Around 90 million American population watched MJ’s interview and in American history, the interview became the 4th most viewed program. This interview also started a public debate on Vitiligo topic.
Second Marriage, Father from 1995 to 1999
Michael Jackson merged his northern songs catalog in the year 1995 with publishing section of Sony. He retained 50% partnership of the company and earned more than 95 million dollars. Further to this, he even kept the rights for more songs. Then his double album History was released. The album made a place on the charts and ranked as number one. Around 7 million copies of this album was distributed in America alone at that time and more than 20 million copies, meaning 40 million units, were sold worldwide.
Listed in Guinness Book of World Records – 2000 to 2002
In 2000, Guinness Book of World Records listed Michael Jackson as the celebrity supporting maximum number of charities. MJ was supporting 39 charities at that time. During that time, the pop-singer need license to master of his albums. This was good for him as he was able to promote his old stuff as he wanted but Sony was prevented from gaining MJ’s profit. Further MJ investigated a matter and it was exposed that the attorney who was singer in deal was Sony guy. This created clashes between the two. Sony also wanted to buy MJ’s all shares that were in the company’s music catalog. If Jackson career would have fallen then Sony had something to profit from. And the pop-singer informed the company’s head just before Invincible release.
Documentary and Business Deals – 2003 to 2007
Sony Music Entertainment compiled the pop singer’s all hits on CDs and DVDs. These Cds and Dvds were purchased by many people. In United Kingdom, it crossed 1.2 millions units. The Granada Television Documentary showed the biggest pop singer as hands-in-hands with boy Gavin Arvizo. And it was also seen that he was gossiping about sleeping with the child. It was also shown that Jackson spent around $6 million in just one store. Just after documentary, Michael was charged with many child sexual abuses and all the charges of abuse were regarding Gavin Arvizo. The boy Gavin Arvizo was not even of 14 years of age at that time.
Death – 2009
June 25, 2009 and morning times, this pop musician collapsed in Los Angeles in Holmby Hills. Jackson’s physician tried to bring him to consciousness but he failed to do so. At 12:21 pm, Los Angeles Fire Deptt responded and arrived at 12:30 pm. Jackson already failed breathing at that time. The doctors came but they were not able to save him entering into comma. At 2:26 pm afternoon, he was declared dead. The cause of death is still unknown.
We all will miss the Music Legend. May GOD always bless him