MICHAEL JACKSON BIO
Who doesn’t know Michael Jackson? A great singer of his time.
He was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana. He was known as King of Pop.
Where was Michael Jackson born?
Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 19, 1958. Michael's father, Joe Jackson, worked as a crane operator at a steel mill. His mother, Katherine, took care of the family and sometimes took part time jobs. Both of Michael's parents loved music. His dad played guitar for an R & B band and his mother sang and played the piano. Growing up, all of the Jackson children were encouraged to study music. Michael grew up in a large family. He had five brothers and three sisters. Michael was the third youngest with Randy and Janet both being younger.
The Jacksons were fairly poor and lived in a small house with just two bedrooms for eleven people.
Michael started singing with his brothers and they created the band called “The Jackson 5”. In a very short time, the band became famous and popular all around the town. While still singing with the Jackson 5, Michael had a number of solo albums. At first, his solo career didn't take off, but he did have a few hit songs including "Ben" and "Got to Be There." However, in 1978 Michael met music producer Quincy Jones while working on the set of the movie The Wiz. He broke away from the family band and worked on his first "grown up" album. In 1979, Michael released the album Off the Wall. It was a huge hit and had four top ten songs including the number one singles "Rock with You" and "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough." Michael was now one of the biggest stars in music.
Michael was married twice. His first marriage was to Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the famous rock singer Elvis Presley. His second marriage was to a nursing assistant named Debbie Rowe. He had two children, Michael Joseph Jackson and Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, with Debbie before they were divorced. Michael also had a third child, Prince Michael Jackson II, but the mother's identity is unknown.
During his life, Michael’s appearance changed a lot. He had a nose job and his skin color also changed.
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. The cause of his death is still not very clear but it has been said that he died because of a heart attack. The heart attack was likely caused by drugs he was taking to help him sleep.