Michael Jackson 's Life Overshadowed His Music Career

885 Words Jul 16th, 2015 4 Pages
Do you remember where you were when Michael Jackson passed away? I remember clearly where I was and what I was doing. I was at work, picking up a table when suddenly the TV goes off and CNN announces that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson has died from a cardiac arrest on June 25th, 2009. I was so shocked, I ended up dropping the tray filled with dirty dishes. Now, before this tragedy occurred, Michael Jackson 's personal life overshadowed his music career. Jackson was constantly ridiculed for his eccentric personality, the surgeries and his skin condition. When he went to trial due to the molestation charges, the United States had already labeled him as “Wacko Jacko” and wanted nothing to do with him. Michael Jackson was just a misunderstood human being, who wrongfully had his image ruined. Firstly, let me introduce you to Michael Joseph Jackson. He started singing when he was just 5 years old, and became the lead singer in 'The Jackson 5 '. The Jackson 5 were the first group to ever have four consecutive #1 singles. When Michael Jackson sang “Who 's loving you,” Smokey Robinson was so surprised that a kid who was just 10 years old could sing like he was 30 years old. He had so much soul, it was like a grown man was trapped in a small body! As many of you know, Michael Jackson would go solo once he was older. In 1982, Jackson would create the masterpiece, “Thriller,” the best selling album of all time, according to the Guinness Book of Records, with worldwide sales…
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