Michael Jackson

Who is this "King of pop"?

Michael J(joseph) Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana. His mother, Katherine Jackson, and father Joseph Jackson were part of a very large african american family. His mother a devout Jehovah's Witness and homemaker while his father was a guitarist who to provide for his family working as a crane operator.


Thriller was generated seven Top 10 hits and became the best-selling album in history. On a 1983 television special honoring Motown, Jackson performed his No. 1 hit "Billie Jean" and debuted his soon-to-be-famous dance move, the Moonwalk. Jackson, a veteran performer by this time, created this step himself and choreographed the dance sequences for the video of the album's other No. 1 hit, "Beat It."
Michael Jackson - Thriller