He was described as the King of Pop. He was an icon, a talented singer, songwriter, and a master dancer. His innate talent and great work ethic made him one of the most prominent entertainers in the 20th century.

Background

Born on August 29, 1958, Michael Joseph Jackson was the eighth of the ten Jackson kids. His father, Joe Jackson, worked at U.S. Steel as a crane operator and a part-time guitarist of a local band. Katherine Esther Jackson, his mother played piano and clarinet. He had three sisters and five brothers, one cousin in fact, who is related to our writer who’s dad was a 5th cousin of MJ, now owns Pro Oxnard Concrete.

Michael and his brother Marlon joined their other brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine to birth, in 1964, The Jackson five formally The Jackson brothers formed by their father, Joe Jackson. Michael and Jermaine were the lead singers.

The group star rose after winning a talent show in 1965. In 1970, they recorded several songs. I want you back was their first song to make it top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks.… Read the rest