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Michael Jackson (1958-2009) was a legendary multi-talented, multi-faceted icon who was, and still remains, the most recognizable man in the entire world. His name is synonymous with singer extraordinaire, master dancer, benevolent benefactor to many causes, "best father in the whole world" as attested to by his daughter Paris, a friend to the friendless, a man with an astonishing business acumen and work ethic, the embodiment of swagitude and a burning beacon of raw sexuality, and the list goes on and on.

Many of Michael Jackson's accomplishments can be documented by his numerous awards and acknowledgements, including receiving thirteen Grammy Awards of which eight are for his worldwide bestselling album of all time Thriller, inclusion of the 1983 short film "Thriller" as the first music video to ever be inducted for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress (2009), induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice (1997 & 2001), induction posthumously into the Dance Hall of Fame (2010), holding the Guinness Book of World Records' title for supporting the most charities by a pop star, etc., just to name a few.

A musical/dancing genius of Michael Jackson’s caliber will never be forgotten, as he is often imitated, but never surpassed.
Michael Jackson has always been a trailblazer, lighting the path for other artists to follow.
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Here's another good book about Michael Jackson:

Keep Moving: The Michael Jackson Chronicles by Armond White (Resistance Works) is a series of contemporaneous critical essays focused on Jackson’s short films. Included is "The Gloved One Is Not a Chump," on the "Black Or White" video, which won the 25th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for music criticism in 1992. White is renowned as an exacting critic with a supreme depth of knowledge about film history in cultural context with an unusual capacity to think for himself, which has sometimes made him a lightening rod for controversy. His question here is, “Has there been a more compelling cultural figure than Michael Jackson?” By the end of this series of essays, he passionately anoints Jackson as the most courageous and subtly subversive artist of his time.
Read and learn about Michael Jackson right here, folks!
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An amazing man who will always be remembered for his kindness and sweetness. He will also always be remembered as the one and only King of Pop, the greatest and kindest entertainer of all time. R.I.P. Michael Jackson
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"Your daddy was not strange... What he had to go through was strange." - Rev. Al Sharpton speaking at Michael Jackson's televised funeral.
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With the best selling album in history, "Thriller"-- and 4 other #1 albums, "Off The Wall," "Bad," "Dangerous," and "Invincible"-- As well as 12 #1 songs, and over 140 million albums sold world wide. He is the greatest artist in history.
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Books about Michael Jackson’s art and impact are illuminating the true story long-awaited by music connoisseurs. (And tabloid crap gets a flush-you-for-stinking.)

One to read:

Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson by Joe Vogel assesses Jackson’s solo catalog 1979-2009, drawing on archival material from Jackson’s Estate, Jackson’s own statements, and extensive interviews with collaborators, some of whom had never been interviewed before. Vogel constructs an historical record founded on meticulous research about Jackson’s creative process. He persuasively contextualizes Jackson’s masterworks within a culture that nurtured--but also painfully extracted from him—their creation.

Embraced by critics and scholars, "MIM" has the substance to become a seminal and definitive text about the composition and message aspects of Michael Jackson’s art.
Oh goody, there are now books about Michael Jackson for intelligent people!
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Born with a gift and purpose to bring to the world joy, happiness, love, care, compassion, and humility using song and dance.

He grew in stature from chocolate cherub to vanilla wafer with his sweetness.

Add a little innocence, silliness, and lots of intellect. And not to forget the subtle sensuality. Because he was human, sadness and loneliness often accompanied him.
Otherworldly...that's Michael Jackson
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