Michael Joseph Jackson was born on the 29 August 1958. He was the eighth child of the Jackson family and grew up in Gary Indiana near the American city of Chicago. The young Michael and four of his elder brothers formed the Jackson Brothers later to be known as the Jackson 5, soul and funk band which made their professional debut in 1964. by 1971 Michael had on embarked on a solo career, he scored a huge hit with Ben, his first solo number one. The single one a Golden Globe the best song, The first of many awards Jackson will be honoured with in his career.
His 1979 album Off the wall became a huge success featuring songs such as Don't stop till you get enough & Rock with you. If the 70s were successful it was nothing compare to the 80s when Michael Jackson became the biggest star in the pop world. Called the king of pop, his song style and dance moves were to inspire generations of musical artists. The 1982 album thriller became the biggest selling album of all time and featured songs such as Billie Jean, Beat it, Human nature and title track Thriller. Jackson went on to enjoy major success throughout his career until his sad demise in 2009 with such an amazing back catalogue can you pick your favourite Michael Jackson song of all time?