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Michael Jackson

Legendary composer, musician, songwriter and producer Quincy Jones, who will produce all of Michael Jackson's most successful albums, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Roland Bautista, who will play rhythm guitar for Earth Wind And Fire, Tom Waits, The Jackson 5, Ramsey Lewis, Randy Crawford and George Duke, is born.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson appear on the cover of prestigious US magazine Life.
Got To Be There, the first solo hit single by Michael Jackson enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No5 during an eleven-week run. On the same day, Michael performs live with The Jackson 5 at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri.
Michael Jackson's third solo single, I Wanna be Where You Are, on Motown Records, enters the Billboard US Hot 100 singles chart, where it will peak at No16.
Michael Jackson makes his first solo appearance on tv series American Bandstand in the USA, performing Ben.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson perform Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing on US tv's Flip Wilson Show.
Michael Jackson enters the UK singles chart with Ben, which will peak at No7.
Michael Jackson sings his hit song Ben, which has been nominated for (but does not win) a Best Song Award at the 45th Academy Awards in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California. Diana Ross attends because she has been nominated for the Best Actress Award for her role in Lady Sings The Blues, but she loses to Liza Minelli for Cabaret. Frank Sinatra is among the presenters of awards and also attending are Sonny And Cher.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording Touch The One You Love, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the sixth of seven nights at the Mill Run Theater, Chicago, Illinois.
Michael Jackson buys himself his first Rolls Royce for his 20th birthday.
The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson, begin their 36-date Triumph tour in Memphis, Tennessee. The tour will gross $5.5m.
Michael Jackson releases Beat It, the third single from his album Thriller. Featuring a blistering guitar solo from Eddie Van Halen, it will peak at No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles Chart in the USA.
At the 11th American Music Awardsin Los Angeles, Michael Jackson wins in seven categories, including Favourite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Favourite Pop/Rock Album (Thriller), Favourite Soul/R&B Album. In addition he receives a special Award of Merit.
The Pepsi tv commercial during whose making Michael Jackson suffered second and third degree burn injuries, is screened for the first time on tv in the USA.
The Pepsi ad during which Michael Jackson received burn injuries, is screened for the first time on tv in the USA.
Hints of discontent in The Jacksons' camp come when the New York Post reports that, after Michael Jackson walked out of a video shoot for the new single, Torture, he was replaced by a wax dummy. The story is officially denied.
The superstar charity single We Are The World by USA For Africa, which includes Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles and Diana Ross among its vocalists, enters the Billboard Hot 100 at No23.
A bid of $50,000 by Michael Jackson to buy the remains of the Elephant Man, John Merrick, is rejected.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at The Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas.
Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard US albums chart.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Civic Centre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 World Tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of two nights at McNichols Sprts Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Michael Jackson begins recording sessions in Ocean Way/Record One Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA, which will result in his album Dangerous.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of two nights at The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the first of four nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation tour, Janet Jackson plays at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation tour, Janet Jackson plays at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of five nights at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico.
When Barbra Streisand plays at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Michael Jackson is in the audience, and receives a standing ovation from the audience simply for being there.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the last of three nights at the Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia, to an audience of 20,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany, to an audience of 85,000 - the largest of any concert on this tour.
Michael Jackson's HIStory World Tour, comes to an end with a show at King's Park, Durban, South Africa, attended by an audience of 50,000.
A jury is sworn in for the Michael Jackson child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA.
Michael Jackson tells journalists outside the court in California, USA, that he is feeling upbeat about the way his child molestation trial is proceeding, but is still suffering pain from the back injury which delayed his arrival in court a few days earlier.
Gary Taylor, president and owner of Michael Jackson fanclub MJJcommunity.com, claims that up to a dozen grief-stricken Michael Jackson fans have committed suicide since the death of the superstar a few days earlier.
eBay bids for tickets to Michael Jackson's upcoming Memorial Event in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, reach as high as US$3,000. Most offers, however, are in the $100 to $200 range.
Newly published global sales records from Nokia's Ovi Music Store reveal that Michael Jackson is now the most downloaded artist in history.
Cirque Du Soleil and the estate of Michael Jackson officially announce 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour', a combination of Jackson's music, with 'thrilling choreography and visual effects'. The tour is planned to begin in Montreal, Canada, in October 2011 before moving on to New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, and then taking up a residency in Las Vegas.
Janet Jackson begins her Number Ones : Up Close And Personal tour, with a show at PICC Plenary Hall, Pasay, The Philippines, Asia.
Chief, the third album by country-rock singer and songwriter Eric Church is awarded platinum status [1m records shipped] by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Jason Mraz plays at The Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
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