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Michael Jackson

Louie Shelton is born in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He will become one of the most sought-after session guitarists in the music business, playing with The Monkees, The Jackson 5, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, The Carpenters, The Mamas And Papas, Ella Fitzgerald, John Lennon, Joe Cocker, Simon And Garfunkel, Whitney Houston, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
Steve Popovich is born in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find success as a music business manager notable for launching and/or guiding the careers of many artists through his work with the CBS label family, including Meat Loaf, The Jacksons, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes and Bob Dylan.
The album, Beatles VI by The Beatles, is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Jackson Five arrive in Detroit, Michigan, to audition for Motown Records.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording You Ain't Giving Me What I Want (So I'm Gonna Take It All Back) and We Can Have Fun for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording A Fool For You, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
Never Can Say Goodbye, by the The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the Billboard US Black Singles chart, where it will peak at No1 during a thirteen-week run.
Mama's Pearl by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson enters the UK Pop Singles chart, where it will peak at No25 during a seven-week run.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio.
Ain't No Sunshine by Michael Jackson enters the UK Top 50 Singles chart where it will peak at No3 during a fourteen-week run.
At the start of their first-ever European tour, The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Odeon, Birmingham, UK, supported by Sisters Love.
Ben by Michael Jackson becomes the No1 pop single in Australia's Kent Music Report.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the State Fair, Columbus, Ohio.
Dancing Machine by The Jackson 5 enters the Billboard US Black Music Singles Chart, where it will peak at No1.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the sixth of seven nights at the Front Row Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine on US tv's Merv Griffin Show.
The Wiz, an all-black remake of The Wizard of Oz, starring Michael Jackson as The Scarecrow and Diana Ross as Dorothy, is released in The Philippines.
It is announced that with Billie Jean and Thriller, Michael Jackson has become the first artist to simultaneously occupy the No1 positions in the Billboard US Rock Albums and Singles charts plus the Billboard US R&B Albums and Singles charts.
Thriller by Michael Jackson becomes the best-selling album ever, topping ten million sales.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson start work at A And R Studios, New York City, USA, on a song called State Of Shock. It will be released as a single by The Jacksons.
Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at CNE, Toronto, Canada.
Michael Jackson publicly renounces the Jehovah's Witnesses faith.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour begins with the first of three nights at the Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan, to an audience of 45,000.
Michael Jackson starts a two-week run at No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with Bad.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia.
Michael Jackson plays the last of three consecutive sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium, London, during his Bad World Tour.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the third of four nights at The Capitol Center, Landover, Maryland, to an audience of 17,470.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Civic Centre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
The tiny village of Krindjabo on West Africa's Ivory Coast honours Michael Jackson by proclaiming him King Of The Sanwis.
While preparing for the next gigs in his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson is staying in his suite of rooms on the 42nd floor of the Hotel President Stouffer, Mexico City, Mexico. On this day he pays for 5,000 underprivileged children to visit the city's El Nuevo Reino Aventura Amusement Park.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the third of five nights at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico.
The Michael Jackson/Janet Jackson hit single Scream wins the Best Dance Video award at the annual MTV Music Awards. During the same event, Bon Jovi perform live in Times Square, New York City, and R.E.M. perform in Radio City Music Hall, where they collect the lifetime achievement Video Vanguard award. Hip-hop trio TLC pick up a trio of prizes for their single Waterfalls.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, to an audience of 65,000.
Michael Jackson is treated for a broken wrist at Cedars Medical Center, Miami, Florida. He spends eleven hours in the hospital but the cause of the injury is never revealed.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony is held in New York City, with live appearances by Kid Rock and Aerosmith. New inductees include Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Steely Dan and Aerosmith.
Michael Jackson reveals during an interview that he doesn't like pop music. The revelation comes in the wake of Jackson having purchased some classical music CDs during a shopping trip in Berlin, Germany.
It is announced that actor Corey Feldman has been subpoenaed in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, the prosecution opens its case with accusations that Michael Jackson used wine and pornography to seduce the 13-year-old boy. The defense counters that no DNA from the accuser has been found in Jackson's bedroom.
During an internet radio broadcast hosted by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, troubled pop superstar Michael Jackson claims that his court room troubles are part of a conspiracy against him and other black figures including Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali.
Jamie Masada, owner of comedy camp The Laugh Factory, testifies in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA. He states that he received a call from the mother of Jackson's young accuser, claiming that she and her children were being held against their will at Jackson's Neverland ranch. But under cross-examination, he reveals that he never alerted police.
Michael Jackson is photographed with Harrods' owner, Mohamed Al-Fayed, during a visit to the prestigious store in Knightsbridge, London, UK.
Michael Jackson's 7-year-old will is filed in a Los Angeles court. The document leaves his entire estate to a family trust, cuts out his former wife Debbie Rowe and makes his mother Katherine the guardian of his children. Court documents estimated the current value of his estate at more than $500 million.
Madame Tussauds Waxworks in London unveils a new wax model of Michael Jackson - the 13th to have been put on display at the waxworks.
Chris Brown breaks down in tears during a tribute to his idol Michael Jackson at the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards in The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Number Ones : Up Close And Personal tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of three nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Adele is named the best musical artist to fall asleep to, in a survey of 2000 people conducted by the hotel chain Travelodge. Coldplay come in second, while Snow Patrol and One Direction are also featured in the top five.
Questlove and Spike Lee attend the Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown To Off The Wall Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at The Marc Theatre, Park City, Utah, USA.
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