In the beginning of Michael Jackson’s life, Joseph Jackson, his father, was a guitarist. But, eventually became a crane operator to provide money for his family. Afterwards, in 1960s Joseph Jackson opened a musical group after believing in his son’s musical talent. Joseph pushed all his sons to work endless hours to succeed. Unfortunately, after recording “Big Boy” and “You’ve Changed” it failed to attract much interest. The Jacksons decided to move to Los Angeles. Jackson 5 (their new name for the band) continued to work on their music and dancing career with their father as the manager.
At the age thirteen, Michael did a solo career in addition with his efforts for Jackson 5. Suddenly, in 1971, Ben was featured in his album and the song became one of Jackson’s first solo singles.
After a few years, Michael and Jackson 5 became busy with numerous tours and recording schedules. Jackson 5 became so popular that they ran their very own cartoon show from 1971-1973. In 1952, Thriller, made it into the top ten hits. In his concerts, he choreographed “The Moonwalk” which became a very popular dance move
Michael continued a stable income of songs that eventually won him twelve Grammy Award nominations. He then decided to sign a five million dollar contract with Pepsi-Cola. Unfortunately, he suffered from severe burns on his face and scalp which led to his attempt to plastic surgery.
On June, 2005, after his mounting legal bills, the singer no longer had a band account to maintain his basic finances. Many fans said that his concert in London was his “Final Curtain Call. “
Michael Jackson sadly, never got to experience success of his comeback tours. On June 25, 2009 Jackson suffered from cardiac arrest in his Los Angeles home. He was rushed to the hospital, but his heart stopped beating and the CPR failed. The doctors concluded that an overdose of Propofol (type of medicine) caused the cardiac arrest. His family had a private funeral on September 3, 2009 in the Forest Lawn Memorial. However, many of his fans find many ways to remember the pop star and he will be forever in their hearts.