Michael Jackson – his life in pictures

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From The King of Pop's early days in The Jackson 5, through the Thriller era right up to one of his last public appearances earlier this year...

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29th 1958.

At the tender age of eight he became lead singer in his famous family band, The Jackson 5. By 1970 their first four singles including ‘I Want You Back’ and ‘ABC’ topped the charts at No.1.