Michael Jackson Timeline

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    When Michael was born

    Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana.
  • The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5
    When The Jackson 5 started, their first single "I Want You Back" was released and soon after became number one on Pop and R&B charts.
  • When He Became Solo

    When He Became Solo
    He became a solo artist in 1971 but it wasn't until 1979 when he teamed up with Quincy Jones to record his solo album "Off The Wall" that he earned entry into the level of influential R&B singer/songwriters.
  • First Solo Song

    First Solo Song
    "Got to Be There" was his first album when he became a solo artist.
  • His Fourth Album

    His Fourth Album
    His fourth solo album "This Is It" was his last album with Motown records.
  • Jackson 5 Last Performance

    Jackson 5 Last Performance
    The Jackson 5 performed one more time. The song that they performed was "I'll be There" and that was their final concert in 2001.
  • Sixth Solo Album

    Sixth Solo Album
    Thriller was the best selling album in history which was generating 7 top 10 hits. It held the number one spot for 37 weeks.
  • Number 1 Hit

    Number 1 Hit
    Michael Jackson honored Motown by performing his number one hit "Billie Jean" and debuted his soon-to-be-famous dance move, the Moonwalk.
  • We Are The World

    We Are The World
    Michael showed his altruistic side by co-writing "We Are The World" which was a charity for the USA and for Africa.
  • His Marriage

    His Marriage
    Jackson and Presley had been friends for a long time. Presley offered emotional support to Jackson during his trial and eventually they got married on May 26, 1994.
  • Jackson's Second Child Molestation Trial Begins

    Jackson's Second Child Molestation Trial Begins
    After a documentary he was in, he gets accused a second time for child molestation. He gets 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.
  • 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.