|3-year-old Michael in 1961|
Michael lived a sad, hard, yet very succesful life. At the age of four, he was thrusted into the Jackson 5. His talent was evident from a young age.
|Publicity shot from 1968.|
|A $250,000 house bought in May 1971 after their triumphant success.|
|Jackson 5 on Bob Hope TV Special|
Performing I Want You Back at age 11. Cutest little thing.Michael was (as far as I know) the only child star to remain popular even after he outgrew his young image. Eventually he wanted to break away from The Jackson 5 and establish a solo career because he felt that they weren't developing well enough as a group.
|Lookin' hot by the pool with that ginormous afro...LOL|
Michael at 19 performing I Want You Back/ABC with his brothers.
|At premier of The Wiz in 1977|
The background effects in this video always make me LOL.
|With Quincy at 1984 Grammy Awards; he won 8 Grammys for Thriller.|
|Billie Jean. Michael illuminates the ground with every step he takes.|
I actually like Beat It better than Thriller... :X
|Just Beat It.|
|With Eddie Van Halen, who plays the guitar solo in Beat It.|
|President Ronald Reagan and the First Lady honor Michael in 1984 for his charity work and for allowing Beat It to be used in a drunk driving commercial.|
|With one of his best friends, Brooke Shields. Never liked her eyebrows...|
|I think this is his sexiest look no? LOL|
|With his fellow Thriller zombies.|
|With Elizabeth Taylor at the 1986 American Music Awards|
|Famous still from the ever-popular Smooth Criminal video.|
The Way You Make Me Feel. One of Fatty Feliux's favourites.
|Remember this?! Performing The Way You Make Me Feel on ABC with Britney Spears! Circa 2001|
My favourite song of his: Dirty Diana.
|With Steve Stevens, guitarist for Dirty Diana|
|The Bad tour. He looked so sexy with those belts and buckles.|
|Dangerous Tour...What was he thinking. That is ugly.|
Amazing live performance of Dangerous with a bit of Billie Jean.
|With Slash, guitarist for Black or White and Give In To Me.|
Black or White. One of my all-time favourites. This song is so special to me because it got me thinking about equality for the first time ever in my life.
|First marraige: Lisa Marie Presley in 1994. A marriage for publicity. Didn't last but they sure looked good together.|
|Second marriage: Debbie Rowe in 1996, three months after his divorce with Presley. A marriage for children. They looked horrible together.|
|Michael with son, Prince, and daughter, Paris.|
|Tell me, are you the ghost of jealousy?|
My FAVOURITE video: Ghost.
You Rock My World, you know you did.
I purposely chose not to talk about any of Michael's trials and hardships with the courts. I don't think it's fair to him and I don't think he deserves to be remembered for that. He was my hero, and many other people's hero as well. His true fans always believed in him and his kind-heartedness and never fell for the media lies and scandals. He had no childhood, and as he grew older he yearned for it more than ever. This man was forced to lose his innocence before he chose to, and got nearly killed every day with his father's beatings. I wish it weren't so, and I wish he could have at least had a nice, easy life in his older years. But there's always a price to pay for mega-stardom. I still love him and respect him for continuing his kind, charitable, loving ways, even after the world treated him poorly.