Michael Jackson Bio
Read this quick Michael Jackson bio to find out about the life of "The King of Pop." Michael Jackson celebrated life with music. Whether you saw him as a tragic figure or not, he was definitely talented, and most definitely interesting.
Early Career. Young Michael Jackson started singing onstage at the age of five. He was the seventh child in the Jackson family. He and his older brothers made up the motown group called the Jackson Five. Michael became the lead singer in the group, which earned four number one singles, one right after the next.
Going Solo. In 1979, Michael Jackson went solo. He started doing pop, disco, Motown type music that was all his own. He looked great, and seemed at the top of his career.
Super Stardom. Michael Jackson enjoyed global popularity. His 1983 album, "Thriller", was the top selling record in the world. Millions around fans around the world have tried doing his famous moonwalk dance step, in which you move backwards in slow motion. Millions know all the lyrics to his songs, and love watching his videos that are full of flashy dance moves and costumes. Michael Jackson wore a single glove and beaded, jeweled clothing that fit his fame and fortune. One of his dazzling jackets weighs almost fifteen pounds of encrusted sparkle.
Troubles. Michael Jackson was accused of child molestation, but settled out of court before it went to trial. He had serial elective plastic surgeries that left him, in the opinion of many, disfigured. At the time of his death in June of 2009, he was millions of dollars in debt. He behaved bizarrely, for instance, when he would hang upside down in an attempt to defy the aging process, or when he briefly dangled his infant son over the edge of a high balcony, and made his children wear cloths over their faces in public.
Death. The Michael Jackson bio ends tragically at age 50. Michael died at his home while attended by a physician who may have given him an overdose of very strong prescription drugs. Michael Jackson was preparing for his last tour, ironically titled "This is It" when he died.