A victim of many things; health induced or media induced

1982 produces Thriller album, largest selling all time, sells over 50 million copies worldwide; 1984 won 8 Grammy awards for it.

1983 performs legendary moonwalk for the first time on the Motown 25 years anniversary show.

12/9/84 announces at The Jackson's Victory Tour, he was splitting from The Jacksons and going solo

1987 releases Bad, his third solo album, and lauches a record breaking solo world tour.

Late 1980s named Artist Of The Decade for his Thriller and Bad albums

1991 signs with Sony Music, largest ever recording contract; releases his fourth solo album, Dangerous

1992 tours the world; taking his concerts to countries to which he was the first rock/pop artist they saw.

Later that year founded Heal the World Foundation to help globally improve the lives of children across.

1994 marries Lisa Marie Presley; divorces 1996

1995 releases fifth solo album HIStory; tours again over 2 years.

During that tour 11/14/96 marries Debbie Rowe; a nurse he met in the treatment of his skin pigment disorder.

2/13/97 fathers Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr.

1997 releases remix album Blood On The Dance Floor

5/3/98 fathers Paris Michael Katherine Jackson

September 2001 celebrates 30th anniversary as a solo artist at two concerts to be held in New York, USA, reuniting with siblings to perform their biggest hits.
RIP Michael Joseph Jackson August 29, 1958- June 25, 2009
by eanderson760 June 25, 2009

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