Michael Jackson - Sondz

Overview

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. Jackson influenced artists across many music genres; through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance moves such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name, as well as the robot. He is the most awarded music artist in history.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, Jackson made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 (later known as the Jacksons). Jackson began his solo career in 1971 w...

Facts

Also performed asW.A. Mozart
Born29/8/1958, in Gary
Died25/6/2009 (Aged: 50), in Los Angeles
AreaUnited States
Years active41
StatusInactive
GenderMale
Married toLisa Marie Presley (1994-1996)
Parent(s)Joe Jackson
ChildrenPrince Michael Jackson I
Role(s)Producer (executive)Producer (co)ProducerWriterLyricistComposer
Label(s)EpicMotownLegacyMJJ ProductionsSony BMG Music EntertainmentTamla Motown[no label]MJJ MusicSony MusicEpic/Sony
Label managementMJJ Productions Inc. (label founder)Mijac Music (personal publisher)

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Discography

YearTitle
Invincible2001Invincible
HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I1995HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
Dangerous1991Dangerous
Bad1987Bad
Thriller1982Thriller
Off the Wall1979Off the Wall
Forever, Michael1975Forever, Michael
Music & Me1973Music & Me
Ben1972Ben
Got To Be There1971Got To Be There

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Bruce Swedien
Bruce SwedienMixRecordingProducer (co)ProducerKeyboardArrangerDrums (drum set)Remixer
The Jackson 5
The Jackson 5CreditProducer
Quincy Jones
Quincy JonesProducerInstrument arranger (synthesizer)Instrument arranger (percussion)ArrangerCreditVideo appearanceSpoken vocalsOther vocals
Teddy Riley
Teddy RileyProducer (co)ProducerKeyboardMixRecordingInstrument arranger (synthesizer)Arranger (additional)ArrangerSynthesizerInstrument arranger (drums (drum set))
Jerry Hey
Jerry HeyTrumpetInstrument arranger (wind instruments)Instrument arranger (strings)Instrument arranger (synthesizer)Instrument arranger (horn)ConductorArranger
Greg Phillinganes
Greg PhillinganesElectric pianoKeyboardSynthesizerRhodes pianoHandclapsProgramming (synthesizer)Arranger (additional)ClavinetProducer (associate)
Larry Williams
Larry WilliamsTenor saxophoneSaxophoneProgramming (synthesizer)SynthesizerProgramming (drums (drum set))
Bill Bottrell
Bill BottrellProducerGuitarMixRecordingProducer (co)Drums (drum set)Bass guitarSynthesizer
Michael Boddicker
Michael BoddickerSynthesizerKeyboardProgramming (synthesizer)VocoderProgramming (keyboard)
Gary Grant
Gary GrantTrumpet