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  1. 1. The Life, Music, and History ofMichael Jackson<br />By: Lauren Hardman<br />Music 1010<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />Biography<br />Composition History<br />Listening Guides<br />References & Bibliography<br />Questions<br />
  3. 3. Biography<br />
  4. 4. Early Life<br />Born Aug 29, 1958<br />Child # 7 of 9<br />Father Joe was Steel Worker<br />Mother worked in Department Store<br />Joe Jackson was very musical and in a band<br />
  5. 5. Jackson 5<br />Jackson 5 formed in 1964<br />Gave Michael a jumpstart to his career as a singer<br />Michael was lead singer with Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, and Jackie accompanying him<br />
  6. 6. Jackson 5 Cont’d<br />All in all produced 14 albums over a 12 year period<br />Michael produced 4 solo albums<br />1970 Jackson 5 became the first group ever to top charts with first 4 singles<br />Group split up in 1976 to gain more “artistic freedom”<br />
  7. 7. The Wiz<br />Michael starred with Dianna Ross in an all black musical called “The Wiz”<br />Gave Michael even more exposure leading him to meet Quincy Jones who would help Michael produce his own work<br />
  8. 8. Michael’s Early Work<br />Thriller---1983<br />The 14 minute song set a world record staying top 10 for 80 consecutive weeks<br />Thriller generated 9 million in revenue as of 2006.<br />
  9. 9. The Moon Walk<br />Of everything Michael Jackson did, he is probably most famous for his “Moonwalk” dance move<br />Michael created and debuted this infamous move on May 16, 1983 while performing “Billie Jean.”<br />
  10. 10. From “Thriller” to “Bad”<br />In 1987, Michael Jackson recorded another album “Bad” which included his famous song Bad”<br />Michael went on a 16 month “Bad Tour” Beginning in Japan and ending in the United States setting many records on the way.<br />
  11. 11. “Moonwalk” published<br />At the completion of the “Bad Tour” Michael Jackson finished and released his first autobiography Moon Walk in 1988<br />Book became an instant New York Time’s Best Seller<br />
  12. 12. Neverland Ranch<br />A month after Moon Walk was published Michael purchased Neverland Ranch<br />2,700 Acres<br />Santa Barbara County<br />Tried to Recapture Childhood with animals and fair rides<br />
  13. 13. The New Michael Jackson<br />After purchasing Neverland Ranch, Michael began treatment to bleach his skin as well as have multiple plastic surgeries<br />Michael Jackson defended his actions claiming he had a disease called “vitilago” a disorder in which the pigment leaves the skin leaving white spots<br />Michael’s appearance changed forever<br />
  14. 14. Before and After<br />
  15. 15. Michael Jackson’s Later Work<br />In 1992 Michael Jackson completed his “Dangerous” album which turned into the “Dangerous World Tour”<br />“Smooth Criminal”, another record breaking song was included in the “Dangerous Era”<br />
  16. 16. Michael’s First Marriage<br />Married Lisa Presley on May 26, 1994<br />Marriage only lasted 19 months<br />No children came about<br />
  17. 17. Michael’s 2nd Marriage<br />Married 1996 to Debbie Rowe<br />They had 2 children<br />By 1998 Debbie and Michael were divorced<br />
  18. 18. Michael’s Children<br />Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Born 1997 with Rowe<br />Paris Katherine Michael Jackson 1999 with Rowe<br />Prince Michael Jackson ll “Blanket” 2002 (Unknown)<br />
  19. 19. Michael’s Final Work<br />2001 Michael Released “The Ultimate Collection”<br />Performed several post 9/11 concerts<br />In 2008 announced “This is It” tour which would debut in London July 8, 2009<br />
  20. 20. Passing of a Legend<br />Michael passed away in his home on June 25, 2009 <br />13 days before his “This is It” debut<br />Died from Cardiac Arrest, however prescription drugs were believed to have been the cause<br />
  21. 21. Composition History<br />“Will You Be There”<br />“Billie Jean”<br />“The Way You Make Me Feel”<br />
  22. 22. “Will You Be There”<br />Written and recorded in 1991<br />Wrote song while sitting in tree at Neverland ranch<br />Became theme song on Disney’s Free Willy<br />Released on June 28, 1993<br />
  23. 23. “Billie Jean”<br />Written and composed by Michael in 1982<br />Released January 2, 1983<br />6th Hit on “Thriller” Album<br />Introduced the “Moon Walk”<br />
  24. 24. “The Way You Make Me Feel”<br />Written and recorded by Michael from 1985-1987<br />Released on November 9, 1987<br />Performed on 3 different tours<br />Covered by other artists<br />
  25. 25. Listening Guide<br />“Will You Be There”<br />3:40 in length<br />Original version uses Symphony number 9<br />Backed up by choir with lots of harmony and very spiritual<br />
  26. 26. Listening Guide CONT’D<br />“Billie Jean”<br /> -4:53 in length<br />-Stong beat drives song<br /> -Very smooth and flows easy<br />
  27. 27. Listening Guide<br />“The Way You Make Me Feel”<br /> -4:26 in length<br /> -Lots of synthesizing<br /> -Very strong Pop beat<br /> -Uses the Chorus many times<br /> -Lots of Bridges<br />
  28. 28. Bibliography<br />Jackson, Michael. Moon Walk. Doubleday, 1988. 283. Print.<br />Roberts, Chris. Michael Jackson: The King of Pop 1958-2009. Carlton Books Ltd, 2009. 144. Print.<br />"News." Associated Newspapers Ltd, 26 June 2009. Web. 24 Sep 2010. <>.<br />**("")<br /> <br />"All Michael Jackson." All Michael N.p., 03 January 2010. Web. 25 Sep 2010. <>.<br />  <br />"Michael Jackson." VH1. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sep 2010. <>.<br /> "Will You Be There." Music VF. Howard Drake, 2009. Web. 22 Sep 2010. <br />"Michael Jackson." 2010. 28 Sep 2010, 01:05<br />
  29. 29. Questions?<br />