History Of Michael Jackson

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    TimeLine of Michael Jackson

  • Birth

    Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the eighth of ten children
  • "Forever, Michael" Album

    "Forever, Michael" Album
    "Forever, Michael" is the fourth studio album by MJ. It was released in 1975. It was his fourth and last album that was released by Motown Records.
  • "Off the Wall"

    "Off the Wall"
    "Off the Wall" is the fifth studio album by MJ. It was released on August 10 by Epic Records.
  • "Thriller" Album

    "Thriller" Album
    The "Thriller" album is the sixth studio album by MJ. It was released on November 30 by Epic Records as the follow-up to his 1979 album "Off the Wall". "Thriller" is the best selling album of all time.
  • Pepsi Cola Commercial

    MJ and other members of the Jacksons filmed a Pepsi Cola commercial.
  • Award at the White House

    Award at the White House
    MJ was invited to the White House to receive an award from President Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, for his support of charities that helped people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.
  • "Bad" Album

    "Bad" Album
    "Bad" is the seventh studio album by MJ. It was released on Agust 31 by Epic/CBS Records, five years after his previous album "Thriller". "Bad" sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
  • "Bad" World Tour

    "Bad" World Tour
    The Bad World Tour was the first solo concert tour by MJ. The tour was sponsored by Pepsi and lasted 16 months. It included 123 concerts to 4.4 million fans across 15 countries in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe. The tour began in Japan.
  • Moonwalk

    Moonwalk
    "Moonwalk" was the first and only autobiography by MJ. The book was published in February 1988, less than a year after the release of MJ's "Bad" album. The book was named after MJ's signature dance move, the "Moonwalk". The book sold 450,000 copies in 14 countries.
  • "Bad" World Tour End

    "Bad" World Tour End
    The "Bad" World Tour ended on January 27 after 123 performances.
  • "Dangerous" World Tour

    "Dangerous" World Tour
    The "Dangerous" World Tour was the second worldwide solo concert by MJ. The tour was sponsored by Pepsi-Cola and included 69 concerts to 3.5 million people. The profits were donated to various charities including MJ's own "Heal the World Foundation".
  • Super Bowl XXVII

    Super Bowl XXVII
    MJ performed during the half time show. Unlike previous years, he was the only performer in the enitre halftime show. MJ started the show by being catapulted onto the stage with fireworks going off behind him. MJ performed the songs "Jam", "Billie Jean", "Black or White" and "Heal the World".
  • "Dangerous " World Tour End

    "Dangerous " World Tour End
    The "Dangerous" World Tour ended due to illness that required hospitalization. The tour ended after 69 performances in Europe, Asia, South America and North America.
  • Death

    Death
    On the morning of June 25, 2009, MJ died in his bed at his mansion in Los Angeles after he suffered cardiac arrest. He was found not breathing, witha faint pulse by his personal physician Conrad Murray. Paramedics reached MJ at 12:26pm. he was taken to the hospital at approximately 1:14pm, where a team of medical personnel attempted to resuscitate him for over a hour. They were unsuccessful and he was pronounced ded at 2:26pm.
  • Memorial

    MJ's memorial was held on July 7, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with a worldwide audience as high as one billion people.
  • "This Is It"

    "This Is It"
    "This is It" was a planned series of fifty concerts by MJ to be held t The O2 Arena in London. They were scheduled to begin on July 13, 2009 and end on March 6, 2010. All 50 concerts were cancelled, when MJ died 18 days earlier.
  • Burial

    MJ was entombed on Sept. 3, 2009 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
  • Murray charged with manslaughter

    On Feb. 8, 2010, MJ's personal physician was charged with involunttary manslaughter by prosecutors in Los Angeles.
  • Sony Music Entertainment

    Sony Music Entertainment signed a new deal with the Jackson estate to extend their distribution rights to his back catalogue until 2017, as well as to obtain and release ten new albums with unreleased material and new collections of released work.
  • Aftermath

    On June 25, 2010, the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, fans came to Los Angeles to pay their tribute to him
  • Protest March

    On June 26 2010, there was a protest march in front of the Los Angeles Police Department and a petition with thousands of signatures demanding that justice was delivered.
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience

    Michael Jackson: The Experience
    Michael Jackson: The Experience is a music video game based on MJ's music and songs. the game features many of MJ's hits, such as "Bad", "Beat It", "Smooth Criminal", "Thriller" and "Billie Jean".
  • "Michael" Album

    "Michael" Album
    "Michael" is a posthumous compilation album of unreleased tracks by MJ, released in the US by Epic Records on Dec. 2010. The album is the seventh to be released since the singer's death.