Michael Jackson By: Lydia Nimo

Timeline created by lydiarnimo1
In Music
  • Date of Birth / Place

    Date of Birth / Place
    Michael Joseph Jackson was in Gary, Indiana near, Chicago on August 29, 1958
  • Period: to

    Evolution of Michael Jackson

  • Early age

    Early age
    Michael Jackson joined the Jackson brothers as a back up musician.
  • The Jackson 5 Moves to Epic Records

    The Jackson 5 Moves to Epic Records
    The Jackson 5 moves to work with Epic Records in June 1975, though Jermaine chooses to stay with Motown. Randy joins instead, and the band changes their name to the Jacksons.
  • Michael Jackson in the movie Wiz

    Michael Jackson  in the movie Wiz
    Jackson stars as the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz remake, The Wiz, which comes out on October 24, 1978. It is a financial disaster. However, Jackson makes contact with Quincy Jones on the set, and he starts producing Jackson's next album, Off the Wall.
  • Frist Solo Album

    Frist Solo Album
    Michael Jackson's first solo album Got To Be There was release in 1979 and exceeded all expectation.
  • Jackson releases solo album OFF THE WALL

    Jackson releases solo album  OFF THE WALL
    Quincy Jones co-produces Off the Wall with Jackson, which releases on August 10, 1979, and it is a hit that establishes Jackson as a solo performer. It is also a critical success, winning multiple AMA and Billboard awards.
  • Michael Jackson release Thriller

    Michael Jackson release Thriller
    n continued collaboration with Quincy Jones, Jackson releases Thriller on November 30, 1982. It becomes the bestselling album worldwide the next year, as well as the first album with seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles. It wins a plethora of awards, including Grammies for producing, best vocal pop, and best album of the year.
  • Jackson Participates in a Live Motown 25 special

    Jackson Participates in a Live Motown 25 special
    Forever reunites Jackson with the Jackson 5 on March 25, 1983. His solo performance of Billie Jean becomes iconic. He debuts his legendary moonwalk dance move on the performance.
  • Jackson release Thriller Music Video

    Jackson release Thriller Music Video
    December 2, 1983, Jackson releases a fourteen-minute-long music video to accompany Thriller, which is directed by John Landis.
  • Michael Jackson works with Lionel Richie to co-release' 'WE ARE THE WORLD''

    Michael Jackson works with Lionel Richie to co-release' 'WE ARE THE WORLD''
    Jackson develops a name for himself in charity work. In particular, he works with Lionel Richie to co-release the hit single, We Are the World, to raise money for African famine relief. The single releases on March 8, 1985.
  • Jackson Purchases the land to build Netherland

    Jackson Purchases the land to build Netherland
    After purchasing land near Santa Ynez, California in March 1988, Jackson builds his iconic home, Neverland Ranch. It includes a carousel, a Ferris Wheel, a small zoo, and a movie theater.
  • Police Raid the Netherland Ranch

    Police Raid the Netherland  Ranch
    After accusations of child molestation by thirteen-year-old Jordan Chandler and his father, Evan Chandler, police raid Jackson's home with a search warrant obtained on August 21, 1993. They find incriminating photos of young boys, but since they are not illegal to own, Jackson is not indicted. He is later strip-searched by the police, and although Chandler's descriptions match him, he is not convicted.
  • Jackson Marries Lisa Marie Presley( Elves Presley's Daughter

    Jackson Marries Lisa Marie Presley( Elves Presley's Daughter
    Jackson and Presley had been childhood friends years ago, but then reconnect and start a friendship over the phone. Presley offers emotional support to Jackson during his trial, and eventually they get married on May 26, 1994. The marriage lasts about two years.
  • Jackson's Second child molestation trail begins

    Jackson's Second child molestation trail begins
    After a documentary in which Jackson is filmed holding hands with a thirteen-year-old and talking about sleeping arrangements, Jackson is again accused of child molestation. He is put on trial for seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating substance in relation to the boy in the film. He is acquitted of all counts, and subsequently leaves the country.
  • Michael Jackson DIES!!!!

    Michael Jackson DIES!!!!
    After struggling with money issues, Michael Jackson passes away due to intoxication following cardiac arrest in a rented mansion in Los Angeles. His personal physician is convicted of involuntary manslaughter and serves two years for his death. Jackson's death triggers unprecedented sales of his music.