POP ICON MICHAEL JACKSON
Michael Jackson was the brightest pop star of all time. His talent was admired, millions of fans idolized their idol, and colleagues recognized his ingenious performing and dancing abilities. The list of epithets that his journalists have endowed with for a long and unsurpassed creative life is unlikely to fit on one page. So he was and remained in the memory of everyone who once fell in love with Michael’s music.
In the power of the Nutcracker
His whole life is shrouded in incredible legends, adventures and scandals were his faithful companions, and the yellow press earned millions of income on his name alone. He knew about how heavy the burden of fame was from childhood, when at the age of five he began performing in the family group The Jackson 5, which was organized by the head of the family, Joseph.
Michael Jackson was the seventh of nine children; he was born on August 29, singer Michael Jackson in 1958 in the city of Gary, Indiana. The father quickly realized that his children were not deprived of talents and made a good team from them, the youngest of which was Michael. He attracted the attention of the public more than other brothers, the boy was already the best at singing and dancing. Later, the singer said that in childhood he became a veteran musician.
Despite the fact that Michael performed pop music, he was seriously interested in classics. He was fascinated by The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. He considered every melody of this work a real hit. Then he decided that in pop music there should also be an album in which each song will be a hit.
Michael Jackson Under Motown Roof
From an early age, Jackson comprehended the wisdom of the profession, observing the best performers. He disappeared behind the scenes of Fred Astaire and James Brown, took over all their movements, manner of behavior, presentation of himself to the public, intonation. Brown has become a singer for Jackson Michael Jacksonkumir at all times, having the greatest influence on the young musician. Michael adopted James’ vocal style, adapted his rhythmic singing for himself, combined his style with others and created his own unique image.
Michael had a chance to continue his musical education at the famous Motown studio surrounded by the stars of that era – Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gay and Diana Ross. By the way, it was she who sheltered the young man for several months in her house when he moved to Los Angeles. He loved coming to the studio to Stevie Wonder and watching his work. Michael was interested not so much in the process of recording albums as in the laws of creating music.
Motown Record Mentors helped young Jackson cut his talent and polish a natural gift. The owner of the studio, Berry Gordy, played the most significant role in his life. He made a perfectionist from his ward, made him record hundreds of takes of a song in order to achieve the desired effect.
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All his life, Michael Jackson adhered to the principles in work that Gordy instilled in him – the desire to conquer the audience, all kinds of charts and charts, conquering the world with his music. The owner of the studio was a pioneer in promoting the music of black artists, he knew that it was undeservedly pushed into the background. It was he who paved the way for them in big show business.
Music Without Borders
Over ten years of collaboration with Motown The Jackson 5, several super-successful songs have been released. Michael was simultaneously engaged in solo projects, but always wanted more. In 1978, he made his debut in the movie “The Wizard” (based on the tale “The Wizard of Oz”), where he played with Diana Ross. On the set, he met a man who helped him from a famous black guy to become a popstar superstar. It was Quincy Jones, an outstanding music producer. He made music without limits and Michael liked it. Singer Michael Jackson
Jackson did not tolerate when his work is classified according to genre, racial or national characteristics. The singer said that great music has no color and borders. And Jones called Jackson a sponge that for ten years has absorbed all the best from the great people of musical art. It was not for nothing that he learned from the very best to become a person whose equal will no longer be.
Thanks to the work of Quincy Jones, Jackson’s album “Off The Wall” became multi-platinum in 1979. The circulation amounted to 10 million copies.
The singer’s next album “Thriller” broke his previous record and soared to such a height that for other singers Michael Jackson the performers became simply unattainable. More than 50 million copies scattered around the world, the record did not have time to reissue, and Michael was awarded seven statuettes of the Grammy Awards. But this is not the end of the Thriller album record list. For 37 weeks in a row he held out in the leaders of the charts. So far, no one has achieved such an indicator.
This was the album, which consisted entirely of hits, as Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, which inspired him.