On 25th July, breaking news revealed that Michael Jackson, King of Pop, was dead.
Fans and the media watched in shock as the story unfolded: doctors had lost the battle to save him after he had collapsed from a heart attack.
In a cruel twist of fate, he had passed away before he got the chance to make his final curtain call in the form of 50 planned sell-out shows at London's O2 Arena. From a very young age, Michael's exceptional music talent was clear.
He stood apart from his four brothers when they performed together as the Jackson 5 and, in 1974, he embarked upon what was to become a monumental solo career.
A string of chart-busting albums and singles followed, with the Thriller album selling 47 million copies worldwide and yielding seven top-ten singles.
It is belived that, in his lifetime, he sold around 750 million records, making him one of the most successful entertainers ever. This in-depth and affectionate biography traces the rise of the man, from child prodigy to tortured megastar.
It is the definitive portrait of a pop legend whose strange and brilliant life will never be forgotten.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: col. Illustrations, col. ports.
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/07/2009
- Category: Rock & Pop music
- ISBN: 9781844548972
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