August 29, 1958
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
65 Years Old
|Death of Date||June 25, 2009 (aged 50)|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer|
|Other Name||Michael Joseph Jackson|
|Education||Montclair College Prep School|
American singer Michael Jackson was a famous songwriter and dancer. He is considered one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Jackson popularized complicated dance moves and made a revolution in music history.
He joined a band formed by his father, Jackson Brothers in 1964. Jackson began sharing lead vocals with Jermaine in the band.
His musical journey started as a solo star with the album Off the Wall in 1979. Later, an American pop singer released the album, Thriller (1982). The album concluded with famous singles, “Beat It”, “Billie Jean” and “Thriller”, etc. His song, Thriller topped on the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles. Following his previous album success, Michael Jackson launched the albums Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I (1995).
He was born to a working-class African-American family in Gary, Indiana, near Chicago, on August 29, 1958. His mother Katherine and father Joseph live in a two-bedroom house on Jackson Street with his three sisters & five brothers. Jackson died of Cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009, and Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
He won many awards in several categories, including 15 Grammy Awards.
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