Michael Jackson from beginning to end

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  • Michael Joseph Jackson

    Michael Joseph Jackson
    Born August 29 in Gary, Indiana, the seventh of nine children.
  • Forming the Jackson 5

    Forming the Jackson 5
    Four-year old Michael joins brothers Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine to form the Jackson 5.
  • Jackson 5

    Jackson 5
    The Jackson 5 signs a contract with Motown Records and the family moves to Los Angeles, California
  • I want you back!

    I want you back!
    Has first hit single with Jackson 5's I want you back
  • Jackson has his first solo.

    Jackson has his first solo.
    Has first solo No. 1 hit, "Ben" - a love song to a movie rat.
  • The wiz.

    The wiz.
    Makes big-screen debut as a scarecrow in "The Wiz
  • Dont stop till you get enough.

    Dont stop till you get enough.
    Wins Grammy for best male R&B vocal performance with "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough"
  • Ouch.!

    Ouch.!
    Injured when spark ignites his hair during the filming of Pepsi ad. "Thriller," nominated for eight Grammy Awards, wins eight of them. The album is certified 20 times platinum.
  • We Are the World

    We Are the World
    Co-writes charity single "We Are the World"
  • New Movie

    New Movie
    Stars in the $17 million film "Captain EO."
  • Skin Changes.

    Skin Changes.
    In first TV interview in 14 years, tells Oprah Winfrey that changes in his skin complexion stem from a skin disorder, vitiligo.
  • Cancelled.!

    Cancelled.!
    Jackson cancels his world concert tour, citing addiction to painkillers and need for treatment.
  • Awh.!

    Awh.!
    Marries Lisa Marie Presley, the daugther of Elvis Presley
  • WOW.

    WOW.
    Presley files for divorce after less than two years of marriage.
  • Again.

    Again.
    Jackson marries nurse Debbie Rowe
  • Awh.!

    Awh.!
    Rowe gives birth to son Prince Michael
  • Awh!

    Awh!
    Rowe gives birth to daugther Paris Michael Katherine
  • WOW.

    WOW.
    Rowe divorces Jackson, with Jackson getting full custody of the children in the settlement
  • Last Time

    Last Time
    Jackson announces that he will be performing at least 10 times in July in London's 02 Arena. "This is the final curtain call," he said.
  • So sad.!

    So sad.!
    Died at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California after suffering cardiac arrest.