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  3. 3. CONTENTS 6 Fifty years of genius A STAR IS BORN 8 The early years /6 Motown magic :10 Going solo -10 _____ _iS_C O days D � ;:� "::==J __ ____-::: . THE MUSIC -16 Off The Wall :;-1- Thriller 70 Bad 78 Dangerous 86 HIStory 9:.! Invincible THE MAN C)(j Husband & father /(J:.! The showm an II:.! Difficult times HIS WORK II{ Chart history 12() TV and film 122 In print FAREWELL, I:.!-I- Michaels final curtain call I:.!(j • 7i $ $. $ , Vigil 128 , ,,, ... .. , , ..... .... .. ... ... !III " :h Celebs pay tribute " .www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
  4. 4. From his humble working-class beginnings, Michael captured the hearts of the world. His life was one of twists and turns - and awe-inspiring music 29 AUGUST 1958 AUG1987 MAR2001 Michael Joseph Jackson is born to Releases Bad, selling Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Joseph and Katherine in 30m copies worldwide Of Fame as a solo artist, four years after Gary, Indiana, US the Jackson S were inducted MAY 1988 1963 Moves into the SEPT 2001 Michael joins Tito, Jackie, Jermaine Neverland ranch Performs two 30th anniversary shows and Marlon in the Jackson Five in New York, with a third show United NOV 1991 We Sland: Whal More Call I Give? JUL1968 Releases Dangerous album, selling 32m a benefit in the wake of9/11 The Jackson Five audition for copies worldwideMoton Records, changing their name OCT 2001 to The Jackson 5 once signed FEB 1993 Releases final studio album Invincible, Appears on Oprah, telling her he selling 8 million copies worldwide JAN1970 suffers from skin condition vitiligo and Releases debut Jackson 5 single, that his father beat him as a child 2002 T Want You Back Michaels second son, Prince MAY 1994 Michael IT (aka Blanket), is born to JAN1972 Marries Lisa Marie Presley an unnamed woman Releases debut solo album, Got To Be There JUN1995 NOV2002 Releases HISlory, selling 20m Causes outcry when he dangles Blanket AUG1979 copies worldwide out of a third-floor hotel window Releases DjfThe Wall, selling 20m copies worldwide JAN1996 FEB 2003 Divorces Lisa Marie The Martin Bashir documentary Lilillg NOV1982 With Michael is broadcast 011 TVReleases Thriller. Becomes the biggest­ SEPT 1996selling album of all time with up to 100 Launches his final tour, HIS/ory World NOV2003 million copies sold Tour in Prague Releases Number Ones, selling 7m copies worldwide MAR 1983 NOV1996 Performs his signature move, the Marries Debbie Rowe SEPT 2006 Moollwalk, for the first time Settles a lawsuit filed by Debbie Rowe FEB 1997 and retains full custody of kids while FEB 1984 Debbie gives birth to son Prince she receives a cash sum Thriller wins eight Crammy Awards Michael Jackson Jnr MAR2009 JAN 1984 MAY1997 Announces he will be performingSuffers seriolls burns to his scalp while Releases Blood On The Dance Floor, a series of This Is 11 gigs at the filming an advert for Pepsi selling Sm copies 02 arena later in the summer, saying they will be the last ofhis NOV 1984 APR1998 career. Some are postponed two Receives a star on the Hollywood Debbie gives birth to daughter months later Walk Of Fame Paris Michael 25 JUNE2009 MAR1985 OCT 1999 It is confirmed that Michael has died Releases We Are The World, a charity Divorces Debbie. Michael gets full after suffering cardiac arrest at his single co-written with Lionel Richie custody of their children home in Los Angeles www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  6. 6. Michael Jackson began life in a working-class suburb of Gary, Indiana. Naturally musical, he joined his brothers in a band that would take the locals - and later the world - by stormO n 29 August 1958, Michael Joseph reduced his teacher to tears when he sung Jackson was born into a large, Climb Every Mountain. working-class family in the small, It was his first public appearance, and hissuburban town of Gary, Indiana, in the US. skill didnt go unnoticed by Joe. Baby Michael was the seventh child So, at just five, Michael and brotherof Joseph and Katherine Jackson. Joe, a Marlon, six, joined their siblings in theformer boxer, worked as a crane operator in group. Originally playing the tambourinc,a steel company, while stay-at-home mum Michael quickly progressed to backingKatherine looked after her brood. vocals. By 1966, he took on lead vocals with Michael grew up with siblings Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, after mum Katherine hcard himJermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Rebbie, Randy singing while he made his bed one morning.and Janet in the industrial suburb. With Michael at the helm, the prototype It was a tough upbringing fOT the young Jackson Five was born.boy, as his strict father ruled the Jackson Realising their potential, Joe wusclan with an iron rod. determined to see them succeed, A mischievous boy, Michael used to put presumably in a hid to lift his fumily out ofspiders in his sister L3 Toyas bed, and he their hand-to-mouth existence.often suffered the wrath of his angry father. But he demunded perfection. Michucl once Later in life, Mich3Cl would open up about suid: We were really nervous rehearsing,his early experiences in a revealing interview because uyou didnt do it the right wuy, Dudwith chat show host Oprah Winfrey. would tear you UI). He was tough. He said: Theres u lot of sadness uhout Performing warm-up gigs for grown-up We were really nervous rehearsing, because if you didnt do it the right way, Dad would tear you up. He was toughmy past life, adolescence and my father that acts in African-American clubs, the boysmake me very sad: toured the Midwest of America, going down But Joe, who sang in a rhythm and blues a storm with their energetic mix of singingband, The Falcons, was quick to see the and dancing.musical potential of his eldest sons, Jackie, In 1966, the group won a local talent show.Tito and Jermaine. Their success at the show led the five boys Michaels older brothers performed with to record songs for a local record label,other kids from the neighbourhood, under Steeltown Records, in 1967.Joes direction, calling themselves The Soon they were travelling far andJackson Brothers. wide, competing ill bigger and bigger It wasnt long before Michael was also talent competitions.showcasing th3t f31l10us J3ckson talent for The following year, their first single Bigsinging. At 3 school recital, a yaung Michael Boy was released. Just a few months later,reportedly received a standing ovation and The Jackson Five would hit the big time. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  14. 14. 1969-1976 The Jackson Five started off in the back rooms of clubs in motor town - Detroit, USA. When Want You Back blasted to the top of the charts in 1969, Michael, as the 11-year-old frontman, was on his way to stardom ichacl was aged nine and Joe moved in with Berry, while music biographer, David Ritz, who when, together with Michael and his brother Marlon wrote: The singing and the songs his brothers, The moved in with The Supremes make us happy. They are momentsJackson Five, auditioned for singer Diana Ross. of incandescent beauty - young andMotown Records. Michael went on to forge a close wildly optimistic. After being impressed by the friendship with Diana and once The bands youthful, soulfulbands performances in local said he shared his deepest, darkest sound was even dubbedclubs, soul singer Bobby Taylor secrets with her. Some even bubblegum soul.recommended them to bosses at believe that Michaels 1988 song. Eleven-year-old Michael maythe legendary label. Dirty Diana, was named after hcr. have been the smallest member of Ali lhe major artists of the It was she who was credited as the band, but he was the biggesttime, including Stevie Wonder, having discovered the group after star, fronting the group with hisMarvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The formally introducing the band to sweet, soulful voice and his JamesSuprcmes and The Four Tops were the public in August 1968 at a club Brown-style showmanship.signed to Motown. called The Daisy in Beverly Hills. Jacksonm:mia swept the country The company was named after The label renamed the band the and, even more importantly tothe motor town of Detroit, where Jackson 5 and i t was under their Michac, the rest of the familythe label had been set up by car guidance that Michael and his were finally able to join themassembly line worker Berry Gordy. brothers became one of the biggest in California. It had played an import:mt role pop-music phenomena of the 70s. So, in 1970, 12-year-old Michaelin the racial integration of Their debut single, J Wanl YOIl was reunited with his mum,pop music. Bcrrywas the first Back, became the fas test-selling Katherine, and his other siblings, und the family moved into a house together in Los Angeles. The singing and the songs make us To celebrate their success, Motown focused on their youth happy. They are moments ofbeauty, allpeal and launched a range of youth and wild optimism Jackson 5 merchandise, including stickers, posters, colouring booksAfrican-American to own a record i n Motowns history, selling and sewable patches.record label and feature African­ six million copies across A Saturday morning childrensAmerican artists paving their way the world. cartoon, The .lackson 5ive, debutedto mainstream success. Their next four singles, Whos in the US in 1971 and the band He had a vision of taking black­ Lovin You, ABC, The Low! You Save continued to star in two of theirinspired music out of the slums and and Ill Be There continued the own TV specials, CoinBack Togiving it broad appeal. And in an era bands success and all reached Indiana and The.lackson 5 Show.of racial tensions, Motown Records No I in the US chart. The brothers wenl on to recordmusic transccnded colour. Just two years after their first 14 albums worldwide with Motown The deal to sign The Jackson Five audition for the label, the Jackson Records before finally quitting thewas done in 1969 and Berry moved 5 had become one of the biggest label amid acrimony in 1976.the band, along with dad Joe, to names in music, knocking The The reason, according toCalifornia, while the rest of Supremes off Motowns top spot. Michael, was that: We didnttheir family stayed at home in The reason for their soaring like the way we wereIndiana. Jermaine, Tito, Jackie success was summed up by SQul- being recorded. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  28. 28. 1971-1978 After several years fronting the Jackson 5, Michael was eager to go it alone in the competitive world of mainstream pop fier four years of stardom star Donny Osmond but, as with the Jackson 5, hewas on tOUf at the time, i t of bcing in a band had been 1ichael released his first was offered t o Michael. broken and, always ambitious,solo single Got To Be There in And in the end, he proved he was determined to continuethe autumn of 1971. He was just to be the perfect choice. pursuing a solo path.13 years old. The ballad was actually In 1977, movies beckoned as It has since been suggested about a pet rat, yet the he was cast in the film The TViz,that Michael was groomed for words were still resonant alongside his friend, Diana Ross.a solo career after his father and thousands of people The film was an African­and industry experts realised across the world were moved. American adaptation ofhis potential but, at such a Later that year, Michael The Wizard oro?" andtender age, it was still extremely sang Ben in front of a Michael played thedaunting for him. live studio audience at Scarecrow, while Diana The song, however, was an the Academy Awards. It was played the role of Dorothy. This <The spell o being in a band had been broken and, f always ambitious, Michael was determined to continue pursuing a solo pathimmediate success. It shot incredibly daunting for proved to his fans that Michaelstraight to No 1 in the Cashbox Michael as he was used to the was a great all-rounder andsingles chart and No 4 in the support of his older brothers, was a forerunner to hisUS Billboard chart. but he bravely took to the sensational video appearances Given the taste of a solo career, stage alone and pulled off the following decade.Michael recorded his debut a flawless performance. Suddenly he was a truealbum, also called Got To Be The experience confirmed star and was seen partying inThere, released in January 1972. the belief that Michael had the New Yorks celebrity hotspot Teenage girls across the world ability to be an incredible solo Studio 54 ,,>jth the likes ofwere smitten with the young star and he was even labelled film director Woody Allen,star and music bosses were a child prodigy. actress Liza Minnelli andimpressed with his talent. He But despite his sudden rocker Steve Tyler.became the biggest teen pin-up success, loyal Michael didnt Michael ruso signed to Epicin the world. abandon his brothers. Records as a solo artist and the A month after his solo album He briefly returned to the {ollowingyear he began datingwent on sale, Michael released Jackson 5, who signed up to Epic fcllow child star Tatum ONeal.the single Ben, writtcn for a film Records, and went. on to have And although !lo one knew it,of the same name. It had actually more hits, including Rockin Michael was about to take thebeen written for fellow rival teen Robin. Yet for Michael, the spell world by storm. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  38. 38. 1978 1984 After his success as an artist in his own right, Michael was eager to find a new sound versatile singer, songwriter and performer, Michael proved himself "n every genre. And as he rejoined his brothers in thelate 70s, he dazzled the world with hisabilities as a disco star. The Jackson 5 left Motown in 1976and joined Epic Records, where theyhad to change their name to The Jacksonsfor contractual reasons. Now having more creative input, theywrote and released three albumsDestiny. Triumph and Victory and Michaelbegan to carve a name for himself asa serious disco songwriter. Tn 1978, The Jacksons released theirfirst album on their new label, Destiny,where Michael led the vocals all theclassic single, Blame rt On The Boogie. They also released the single ShakeYour Body (Down To The GrolllUl) The -Jacksons biggest post-Motown song.Michael dazzled theworld with his abilities The Jacksons second disco album,Triumph, came out in 1980, with Michael biggest hit Can You Fee/It.v. itingits ...When it was released, the album becameThe Jacksons first album to reach No 1since 1971. Victory, released i n 1984, was the onlyalbum to include all six Jackson brothers. Other hits also included a cover ofBobby Days Rockin Robin, which theyreleased on a special Christmas album. record producer Quincy Jones and was Meanwhile, Michael was busy a mix of disco, pop and funk.developing his own sound and keen to Selling 20 million, it featured fourbreak away yet again from The Jacksons. top 10 hits, proved a culmination of all His 1979 solo album, OJJThe Wall, was Michaels solo talents and introduced hima result of collaboration with legendary to a significant new audience. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  43. 43. *Disco days." Clockwisefrom left:looking halldsome andhappy, Michael reliedon trustedfriendssuch as Diana Rossfor company on nightsout; Bianca Jagger andLiza Minnelli celebrateNew Years Eve atNew York nightclubStudio 54; with discoqueen Donna Summer;whose 1982 single,State Of Independence,featured an all-starchoir including Michael,Stevie Wonder;Dionne Wanvickand Lionel Richie www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
  44. 44. 1979 1981 Michaels celebrated first solo adult album marked a new era in his life, with the singer gaining commercial success and critical acclaim ichaels breakthrough album, during this time when he split from OJJThe Wall, propelled him his first girlfriend, Tatum ONeal, in to super-stardom in his own 1979. The relationship never became quiet. I think therighl, and is widely regarded as one of physical as Michael said sexual intimacy stage might have done that to him.his most important records. scared and frightened him. Vherever he goes, everyone is coming The album, his first released on Epic He recalled: J really loved her but out to see Michael Jackson. They wantRecords, went global and included I dont think I was ready for some of the to see what he looks like. He said hesongs written by music legends such things she talked about. feels like an animal in a cage.as Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney. Later, Michael dedicated the song Michael, then 22, said: J getThe first single Dont SLOp Til You Gel Shes Oul OfMy Life to Tatum. embarrassed easily. Im mostEnough was released on 28 July 1979. Professionally, Michael went back comfortable on stage than any other With this album, Michael became the into the studio with his brothers to place, on stage is the greatest place infirst artist in history to generate four record the album Triumph, which was the world. Ijust light up, its magic.No I singles for an album, including released in 1980 and reached No 1 in the The thing I like most about living onDont Stop Til You Get Enough and Rock US R&B chart. stage is making people happy. Im hereWith YOll. The album reached No 3 011 That year, Michael and some of his on earth for a reason and thats myjobthe Billboard 200 and eventually sold a family were interviewed by Sylvia to do that. Ive been doing it for so long,staggering 20 million copies worldwide. Chase for American TV channel 20/20. as long as people enjoy it, Ill be happy. The famous album cover shows In the interview, Michael revealed his But he went on to say: Being around everyday people, I feel strange. Its hard to [live ill the real world) in my position. On stage is the greatest place in the I try to sometimes but people wont deal with me in that way because they see me world. Jjust light up, its magic... As long differently. They wont talk to me like they will the next-door neighbour. as people enjoy it, Ill be happy Asked whether he ever wanted to stop performing. Michael smiled: No. DontMichael smiling, wearing a tuxedo and feelings about his career, saying: My stop until you get enough. No way.his trademark white socks. father started rehearsals every day after On 9 July 1981, The Jacksons began His manager said: The tuxedo was school. Other kids would be outside a 39-city tour of the US, startingthe overall plan for the Off The Wall playing, and they would tease us. in Memphis Tennessee, called Theproject and package. The tuxedo was Talking of the single Rock Wilh You, Triumph Tour. It broke stadium recordsour idea - the socks were Michaels. interviewer Sylvia said that it seemed around the country and The Jacksons Later that year, Michael broke his to be playing everywhere in Southern played to approximately 600,000 fans.nose during a complex dance routine. California at that time. OffThe W won Billboard Music all The subsequent surgery on his nose Brother Jackie said: Michael has Awards for Top Black Artist and Topwas not a success and he complained always been the star of the Jacksons. Black Album and a Grammy Award forof breathing difficulties that would He has so much energy. Best Male R&B Vocal Performance foraffect his career. H e was referred to But while his energy was applauded Dont Stop Til You Get Enough.Dr. Steven Hoefflin, who performed onstage, mum Katherine told viewers However, Michael felt the albumMichaels second rhinoplasty and other that offstage he was changing. should have made a bigger impact, andsubsequent operations. She admitted: Michael is quiet now. was determined to exceed expectations The star also suffered a broken heart When he was younger, he wasnt that with his next release... Which he did. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  52. 52. 1982 1986 -- Thriller became the best-selling album of all time and saw Michael make history by being the first black star to make it big on MTV n 1982, Michael released his Michael became the first black and in 1984 h e was given a starI most famous album - Thriller. Remaining at the top of theUS charts for 80 consecutive person to get primetime coverage on MTV, with his Billie Jeall video. Talking about the hard work on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Michael also showed a good eye for business when he boughtweeks, Thriller went 011 to sell he put into Thriller, Michael said: The Beatles song catalogue andup to 100 million albums worldwide We spent a lot of hours in the publishing rights for £28.8 million- becoming the best-selling room working, 18 hours a day in 1985, earning him aroundalbum of all time. sometimes. We were sleeping on £7million a year. With massive hits including the couch - (we would] wake up, And music wasnt the only thingBillie JeQ/l, Beal It and, of course, mix it, go back to sleep. Michael worked hard at.Thriller, this period is often Michaels career thrived on In 1984, he was invited to thedescribed as the most lucrative the singer creating iconic moments White House to receive an awardperiod of Michaels career - - none more defining than his for his support of charities thatearning the singer more than famous 1983 performance of helped people overcome alcohol£700 million. Billie Jean on Motowli 25: Yesterday, and drug abuse. The video for Thriller, released in Today, Forever. It was here he And two years later, he wonDecember 1983, chunged pop music first performed the Moonwalk, another Grammy for charity singleforever :lI1d turned Michael into the which quickly became his We Are The World, which raisedbiggest star in the world. signature move. millions for famine relief in Mrica. It was made by top Hollywood His performance on Motown 25 In 1985, Michael adopted a chimp:lIlzee called Bubbles. He rescued the three-year-old from The videof Thriller changedpop or a cancer research clinic in Texas, and the pair were often snapped musicf orever and turned Michael together in matching outfits. into the biggest star in the world Michael would take Bubbles to parties and press conferences and he even taught him how todi.rector John Landis, who had also earned him an Emmy award. do the Moonwalk.written and directed the cult movie In February 1984, at the age of But even before Bubbles, MichaelAn Americoll We rewolfIn LondOIl 25, Michael swept the boards at had always had a love for animals.two years earlier. the Grammy Awards and took his In an interview in 1983 he said: I The Thriller video featured place as the King of Pop - a title love animals. Ive got a llama. twoMichael dancing with zombies in later coined for him by close friend, deer, a sheep called Mr Ted and Ivea horror film parody and lasted 14 Elizabeth Taylor. got all kinds of birds and swans. Andminutes. It was the most extensive Michaels total of eight Grammy a snake called Muscles.pop promo of its time, with a budget wins in one night broke all records He also said: I think nature andof £400,000 - an unprecedented at the time. animals are very inspirational to myfigure at the time. His achievements were work. The majority of my success This was also the era that recognised in other ways, too, comes from that. 1 just play off Life. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  68. 68. 1987 -1990 Five years after Thriller, Bad scored a record five US No 1 singles. Cosmetic surgery, a public kiss and a meeting with Princess Diana were to come ive years after the fantastic than 4.4 million people. SevenF regularly linked to a string success of Thriller, fans sell-out shows to 500,000 fans at of beauties. Michael was reportedly braced themselves for the Wembley Stadium earned him a dating Tatiana Thumbtzen, starmuch-hyped release of Michaels Guinness world record, as did the of the 1987 video for The Way Youseventh studio album. £75 million the tour raked in. Make Me Feel. Following its release on 31 August Ever devoted to childrens causes, Beating off stiff competition from1987, Bad spawned an all-time Michael invited underprivileged the likes of Prince and Robert derecord breaking five No I singles on youngsters to watch for free and gave Niro, Michael shared a first publicthe Billboards Hot 100 chart with millions in donations to hospitals, kiss with Tatiana and said: Ithe hits, J Just Cant Slop Loving You, orphanages and other charities. love her because shes warm,Bad, The Way Y Make M Fee/, Oti e From 1985 to 1990, he donated caring and exciting.Man [n The Mirror and Dirty Diana. £300,000 to the United Negro Michael took his first steps into a Despite lower sales, Rolling Storie College Fund, and all of the profits Peler Pan world with the building ofmagazine rated it morc highly than from his single Man Tn The Mirror his Neverland Ranch in Santa Ynez, California in March 1988. At a cost of £10 million, the 2,700- It was only because o Thriller that f acre property came complete with its own Ferris wheels, zoo, movie Bads sales were less impressive. It theatre and 40 security staff. It was still sold a Whopping 30 million a childs dream - and Michael often invited kids to his home. In an emotional interview withThriller, labelling it richer, sexier went to charity, too. On tour in 1988, chat show host Oprah Winfrey, heand better. the singers first autobiography, said: I didnt have friends when Though he was still undoubtedly Moon tValk, went on sale. I was little. My brothers were mymaking music history, the Bad album Exposing tales of his troubled friends. People wonder why I always- which has sold more than 30 childhood and life as one fifth of the have children around, because 1 findmillion copies worldwide - could not Jackson 5, it hit the top spot in The the thing that I never had throughhope to match the phenomenal sales New York Times bestseller list. them, you know, Disneyland,of its predecessor. Other revelations in the book amusement parks, arcade games. It did, however, play an important included a confession to two 1 adore all that stuff because whenrole in 30-year-old Michaels rhinoplastic surgeries and the I was little it was always work, work,transformation from squeaky-clean surgical creation of a cleft chin. work - from one concert to the next.teen idol to the crotch-grabbing star Jacko fever continued with the Michael hit his peak a t thewhose apparent discovery of sex had release of the film Moonwalker. With end of the decade when, in 1989,pop commentalors abuzz. live footage, videos and a film with President George Bush Senior and Still the accolades and record actor Joe Pesci, it topped Billboards legendary screcn star Elizabethbreakers kept rolling in. music video cassette chart for 22 Taylor presented him with the White The double-Gra111my award­ weeks - only knocked offby Michael Houses Artist of the Decade awardwinning Bad sparked a 16-month Jackson: The Legend Continues. in recognition of his tremendoussell-out tour - 123 concerts to more And the star was still being influence on popular music. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  73. 73. *Bad .. Clockwise/romfar left: singer Whitney Houston andproducer Quincy Jones walch as Michael receives an honorary doctorate from the UnitedNegro Fund; a scene from 1985s Moonwalker; his Moon W alk autobiography; meeting Princess Diana at lVembley in 1988 showed how Michaelsfame had spread/ar and wide; with girlfriend T atiana Thumbtzen; guest ofusPresidenI George Bush Senior at the While Housewww.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  76. 76. 1991 1994 As Michaels fastest-selling album broke records, he cemented his living-legend status with a string of high-profile collaborations ichaels Dangerous I was little. My brothers were album was so hotly my friends. anticip:ltcd that a group When asked by Oprah if he Ule fact he was stillof armed robbers stole 30,000 ever escaped into his dating modelcopies at a Los Angeles airport imagination, he admitted: No, and actress Brooke Shields.before its official release. that i s why I think J compensate. Michael attcnded the 35th It was eventually released on floved showbusiness and Grammy Awards with Brooke26 November 1991, with record­ I still love showbusiness, but and received the Grammy Livingbreaking sales - his fastcst­ then there are times you just Legend Awa.rd in February 1993.selling album ever in the US. want to play and have some He also became close to Havingsigncd a IS-year, six­ fun and that part did make Home Alone child star Macaulayalbum deal to Sony Music in me sad: Culkin, and thc pair had a lastingMarch, Michael was set to earn Remembering his adolescence, friendship. Macaulay also madean estimated £100rn from album he said: It was very, very, an appearance in the Black Orsales alone. very difficult, yes. White music video in 1991. Dangerous received a huge I think every child star Supermodei Naomi Campbellboost in sales when Michael suffers through this period also guest-starred in theperformed at halftime during because youre not the cute and video for "I The Closet i nthe XXVI I Super Bowl, Pasadena, charming child that you were. June 1992.California ill 1993. You start to grow, and the However, Michaels friendship In the February of that year, public want to keep you with 13-year-old Jordy Chandler was soon to hit the headlines when a lawsuit was filed(I was comfortable on stage but against him, accusing him of sexually assaulting the boy.once 1 got off1 was very sad. Lonely. Michael was devastated1 used to cryfrom loneliness at the accusation and appeared on TV denying the claim.Michael gave Oprah Winfrey little forever. I had pimples In January 1994, Michaela rare and frank interview. so badly it used to make me paid an undisclosed sum, After being shown footage so shy: thought to be somewhereof himself as a child singer, he Michael also hit back at stories between £6m and £12m, torevealed to the host: I was most that he bleached his skin: I have settle the case.comfortable on stage but once a skin disorder that destroys the However, the year improvedI got off stage, I was like, very pigmentation, its something I for the star when he metsad. Lonely, sad, having to face cant help, OK? But when people and fell in love with Lisapopularity and all that. make up stories that I dont wanl Marie Presley, the daughter 1 had great times with my to be what I am, it hurts me. of music icon Elvis.brothers, pillow fights and On a positive note, the On 26 May 1994, they marriedthings, but J used to always reclusive star admitted he in the Dominican Republic,cry from loneliness. was very happy and that may but unfortunately their union I didnt have friends when have had something to do with lasted less than two years. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  84. 84. 1995 -2000 As he headed towards the Millennium, Michael released his greatest hits album HIStory, married twice and became a dad n 1995 Michael released his worldwide, this was the firstI first official greatest hits album HIStory: Past,And Future. PrC!lcnl ever song to debut at No 1 011 the US Billboard charts. Sadly, shortly after this song was The first disc, H[Story Begins, released, the couple split - butwas made up of a selection of his remained good friends.biggest hits, while the second, Michael then released EarthHIStory O:mtirlllcs. featured new Song, which sold more thansongs, plus a covcr of The Beatles a million copies and becameCome Together, originally recorded his best·selling UK single.at the time of Bad. A self·confesscd workaholic, HIStory continued his streak when asked what made him angry,of huge-selling albums, with total Michael replied: I believe insales estimated at 20 million. perfection. J try to create that in The first single he released was everything we do but I believe inScream - a duet with younger sister perfect execution and when weJanet, then also one of the biggest dont get at least 99.9 per cent, I getmusic stars in the world. rcally upset: At the time, Janet agreed to do I n 1996, Michael began the [ believe in perfection. [ try to create that in everything we do but [ believe in perf ect execution and when we dont get at least 99.9 per cent, [ get really upsetUte song because she had already HIStory World Tour, where he Mix, which contained remixes ofestablished hersclf as a solo artist, performed 82 concerts in 58 citics hits from HIStory, along with fiveso no one could say she was riding to more than 4.5million fans. new songs. The title track was hison Michaels coat·tails. To promote both hi tour and s seventh - and final- UK No 1. The video became the most the album, he made a teaser video Throughout the HIStory period,expensive ever made - costing showing him marching with Michael continuously raised£5million - and won a Grammy for thousands of military personnel, money for charities. In 1999, heBest Music Video, along with three while giant gold statues were organised a set of Michael JacksonMTV awards. floated down rivers in Europe. And Frie/lds benefit concerts in Directed at the tabloid press, During the Australian leg of his Germany and Korea with a VarietyScream was Michaels way of world tour, Michael married nurse of international stars, includingexpressing his frustration over Debbie Rowe. The pair had a son, his old friend Slash from Guns Nthe false rumours circulated Prince Michael Jnr, and Roses. He donated all proceeds toby the media. a daughter, Paris Michael. the Nelson Mandela Childrens The second single was YOli But in 1999, they also divorced, Fund, the Red Cross and UNESCO.Are NolAlone, which starred his with Debbie giving Michael full In 2000, Michael was listed inwife Lisa Maric Presley in an custody rights to their children. the Guinness World Records for hisuncharacteristically sexy video. In 1997, he released Blood On support of 39 charities - more thanSelling three million copies The Dance Floor: HISlory In The allY other celebrity in the world. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  87. 87. * I I 1S L o ry 0s was botto m: The mid·9 ckwise!rom married* Clo gefor Michael. He theya time o chan f in 1994 and logether Marie Presley for You Are NolLisa 1995 video greatest hitsstarr ed in the Michaels launched o the fAlone; Sony ng gianl casu by floati cities, albu m HIStory r European in majo star down rivers f rming here per o n; seen ing/e inclu ding Londo Awards. thes BRIT Earth Song on the Michael marr iedfor No 1; nurse was a C/lris/mas this time to his I lime in 1998, e Rowe. The pair a second Debbi and long _time!riend s later splil lesS than twO year www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  90. 90. 2001-2009 I Marking 30 years as a solo artist, Invincible was to be Michaels last album I C H fl E L ./ Jl C /( S � ichael Jackson returned in 2001, to much excitement, w ith Invincible - his first studioalbum in six years. But, despite spending much of the late90s out of the public eye, Michael still hadhis finger firmly on the musical pulse andcollaborated with Biggie Smalls on the thei.rgreatest hits,track Unbreakable and Jay-Z for the remix inciudingABG. I Want Y Back, Call ouof the first single, Y Rock M W OIi y orld. Y Feel It and The Love You Save. ou Invincible sold around 8 million copies It was the first time Michael hadworldwide and went double-plat inum appeared onstage with them since 1984.in the US. But sales for the album were The second concert, on 10 Septemberdisappointing compared to Michaels 2001, finished just hours before theprevious releases - due in part to a label terror attacks on the World Trade istdispute with Sony. Centre. Michael then helped organise the T promote the album, Michael o United W Stand: What More Can I Give? eorganised a 30th Anniversary Special benefit concert in memory of 9/11 victimsconcert at New Yorks Mtldison Square in Washington DC on 21 October.Gardens, m:lrking Michaels three decades 2002 saw the birth of Michaels thirdas a solo artist. Tickets to the two tribute child, Prince Michael II, knownInvincible sold around 8 millioncopies worldwide and went double­platinum in the USshows sold out within five hours and as Blanket. Blanket was born to awhen it was later aired on US TV channel woman whos identity hasCBS it became the channels highest-rated not been revealed.music special of all time, attracting Invincible was to be Michaels final25.7 million viewers. studio album, although he did include Michael was joined on stage by a host of a new track on his 2003 Number Onesmajor musical stars, including Whitney compilation, One More Chance, writtenHouston, Destinys Child, Liza Minnelli, for him by R Kelly.Dionne Warwick and Luther Vandross. 2006 saw a series of reissued singles, He also performed a duet of The W y a called Visionary; The Video Singles, whileY Make M Feel with Britney Spears. ou e his Thriller album was revamped as But the most exciting reunion of Thriller 25 in 2008. His final release, Kingthe night came when Michael and his OjPop, was released ill 2008 to celebratebrothers took to the stage for a medley of his 50th birthday. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  92. 92. ... CIOCk wisefrom Britne S below: y pearsjoi Michael to ned p if rm a e o a he Way /T duel Y u Make o Feel aspari Me a hs 30lh / i anniversary celebration�. i 2002, n excited to sho his lIewborn woff SOn Blanket 1 waili 0 n / ils and g a Michaelheld Press, lhe baby Oler Ihe edge a/his tM hotel balco rd oor -fl n in Berlin y laler admi He ltedhe the inCident; regretted the star i s inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall 0 Fame / 200J; Micha ill el CeJebrat(!# 30yearsO M / s solo with HollyW career OOdlegend/ i lld Elizab re and eth T y or; a l thestarp t:[ e onns M / ntoas s aMoollwalk/or /ans at his30th anni" ersary S pecial www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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  94. 94. At the height of his fame, Michael married twice and proved himself to be a doting father to his three children, Prince Michael Jnr, Paris Michael and Prince Michael I I ichacl married Lisa Marie Presley, J cried when he was born and cut the daughter of music icon Elvis, on umbilical cord: Michael admitted. 26 May 1994. Michael loved being a father and spent The ceremony was held in secret in La most of his time caring for Prince MichaelVega, Dominican Republic, and the world at Neverland, while Debbie lived 100 milesonly learned of it two months later. away in a Los Angeles flat. Michael, then 35, had reportedly been But despite their long distancedating mum-of-two Lisa Marie, then 26, relationship, Debbie gave birth to Michaelssince February, but they had managed to only daughter, Paris Michael Katherine, onkeep their relationship under wraps. 3 April 1998. Only a handful of bodyguards, witnesses Michael threw himself into fatherhoodand lawyers werc present at the wedding, and when he and Debbie divorced 18with Lisa later 3dmitting: We arc both very months later, he was given full custody ofprivate people. the children. She added: ( am very much in love with The star then appeared to remain singleMichael. I dedicate my life to being his wife. but in 2002, it was revealed hed had aI understand and support him. W both look e second son, Prince Miclmcl lI - aka Blanketforward to raising a family: - with an unnamed woman. But in Jtmuary 1996, Lisa Maric filed for Michael later admitted hcd been secretlydivorce, citing irreconcilable differences. dating Blankets mum but claimed she did However, the world W<lS in for another not want to be in the spotlight.shock. Just II months later, Michael issued a We have a contractual agreement where 1 love my children very much and 1 love being af ather. They are the mostprecious things in my lifestatement saying his close friend of 15 we cant talk about who she is - shell getyears Debbie Rowe was pregnant with their bombarded: he said.first child. After growing up in the public eye, Debbie, a medical assistant, worked for Michael said he wanted to use veils toMichaels dermatologist. protect his childrens identity: From birth, Michael descr ibed the news of his first we covered them.chi d as a dream come true and, despite l Michael added: I love my children verywanting to keep it a secret until the birth, much and I love being a father. Theyare thehad been too excited to keep quiet. most precious things in my life. The expectant dad reportedly didnt When asked if he was a good dad,believe in children being born out of wedlock Michael replied: I try my hardest. I try toso, within 10 days of the announcement, he bring them a lot of fun. Once a year I dressand Debbie married in Sydney, Australia. up like a clown, with the whole gear - the Debbie gave birth to Michaels tirst SOil nose, the paint. And I give them candyPrince Michael Jllr all 13 February 1997. and cookies. www.storemags.com & www.fantamag.com
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