KING of Pop Turns 61 Today
Micheal Jackson was the rarest of breeds. The Smooth Criminals historic career began in 1964 and spanned 4 decades. 1971 began Jackson’s solo career by 2008 Micheal was getting ready to step out of the game after 44 years in the industry.
With only three weeks remaining until opening night of the “This Is It” tour, which was to be Jackson’s last tour ever, sold out arenas awaited. Conrad Murray, MJ’s personal physician gave him something to help with sleep. The combination was lethal propofol, lorazepam, and midazolam, the cause of death was a propofol overdose. A drug that is used for basic anesthesia, why something so strong just to help you sleep? A question still asked years later. June 25, 2009 we lost a part of American History, the man’s legacy will live on forever through his words, dance moves, fashion, and epic videos.
Today we celebrate the man who achieved more than any artist in the modern era, the list of accolades and awards is astounding.
- Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2x
- Inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame (Only artist ever in both HOF)
- Guinness World Record Holder : Supported 39 charities
- 15 Grammy Awards
- 26 American Music Awards
- 13 Number 1 Singles
Micheal was married twice, and left three children behind Micheal Jr, Paris, and Blanket. Let’s celebrate Jackson’s life today IMUer’s turn your speakers up bumping your favorite MJ joints lets get the whole world dancing!
A Look Back At MJ’s Career
Enjoy “Beat It” a video that helped people to see the art in music.
“Smooth Criminal” Live
(All Photos Curtesy of Google, Videos Curtesy of Youtube)