Today, August 29, the legendary singer and songwriter Michael Jackson would have turned 60 years old. He left a significant mark in the history of music and in the hearts of millions of fans around the world.
In honor of the artist’s jubilee, we prepared a selection of the most interesting and possibly unknown facts of the biography of Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson – the most successful performer in the history of pop music, winner of 15 Grammy Awards and many other awards. 25 times recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.
The number of Jackson records sold in the world (albums, singles, collections, etc.) is one billion copies.
Michael Jackson imagined himself a Spider-Man. When Marvel Comics filed for bankruptcy in the 1990s, Michael tried to buy a company to realize his dream – to play a major role. However, everything went not according to plan, and later in 2002, the role of Spider-Man played by Tobey Maguire.
But that’s not all. It turns out that the legendary singer was testing for the role of Professor Xavier from the “X-Men”. Later, the role was taken by the actor Patrick Stewart.
Michael is famous for his lunar walk and firm tilt. For such a trick, special shoes with a foot restraint and a slot for a pin protruding from the scene were created and patented.
Michael Jackson – the first African American, appeared on the air of MTV.
Michael Jackson’s favorite pet was a chimpanzee named Bubbles. With him, he went out on the red carpet, went on tour and even ate at the same table.
Michael Jackson has two stars on the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. One named star belongs to him, the bluffing is Jackson 5. The brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael Jackson were part of the group formed after the performance of The Jackson Brothers, which included three older brothers.
Hit Jackson They Do not Care About Us demonstrates that racism and racial inequality continue to exist and remain a problem. In the song, the musician criticizes American values and ideology.
Because Michael was a black artist, some radio stations did not want to rotate his song in 1983. The Beat It was still picked up on the radio only because the guitar solo was performed by Eddie Van Halen, the leader of the rock band Van Halen.
The story that the musician for the preservation of youth lives in an oxygen capsule Michael invented himself and then “merged” in the media.
Favorite animated hero Michael Jackson was Pinocchio.