Everyone has heard and knows the great Michael Jackson, we’re just talking about the only king of pop music.
Michael Jackson was a blessing for the music and I believe that there will never be someone better than him or someone who will “succeed” in dethroning him. He was a person who left a real mark on the world and will never be forgotten.
Even after so many years since his death, everyone knows his music and listens to it constantly. But how much do we really know about his person and not about his music? So, in this case, I will introduce you to 12 things about Michael Jackson you didn’t know.
1. Climb Every Mountain
The first song he sang in front of an audience was “Climb Every Mountain” from the album “The Sound Of Music” at the tender age of just 5 years old.
The “moonwalk” dance movement, his most famous gesture that everyone is trying to recreate, is inspired by Marcel Marceau’s choreography.
Marcel Marceau was a French actor and mime artist most famous for his stage persona, “Bip the Clown”. He referred to mime as the “art of silence” and he performed professionally worldwide for over 60 years.
3. Billie Jean
In those days when racism was in full swing and unfortunately for people of colour it was not so easy, no artist managed to promote his music on TV.
Instead, Michael Jackson’s video of “Billie Jean” was the first video of a black artist to air on MTV.
4. Giving Tree
Michael Jackson loved trees very much. He was a lover of nature and it is said that he felt most at ease and free when he was surrounded by the peace that nature offered. That is why it is known that most of his songs were composed while resting in his favourite tree in Neverland, called the Giving Tree.
5. Wizard of Oz
We’ve all heard of the Wizard of Oz and watched the movie, or read the book, but did you know that Michael Jackson himself played an important role in the movie? He played the role of the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.
6. Hollywood Walk of Fame
He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame (one for him and one for the Jackson Five)
Jackson Five was an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family. The group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana, by Joe Jackson, as well as by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine, with the younger brothers Marlon and Michael joining soon after.
7. Mickey Mouse
He described his childhood voice as similar to Mickey Mouse.
8. Grammy Award
He really turned out to be the king of pop music in 1984 when he won eight Grammy Awards, the most ever won by an artist in a single year.
It’s no secret that Michale Jackson invested in his music at all costs. He was a perfectionist and he wanted to give his best, and every detail to be perfect.
Thus, the video for the song “Scream” became the most expensive in the world. It cost about $ 6 million.
Unfortunately, he was unlucky to be among the population affected by Vitiligo skin disease. Only 2% of the planet’s population suffered from this disease.
Initially, there were many divided opinions, some people believing that he just wanted to change his skin colour, being ashamed of who he is.
Michael Jackson loved animals, especially exotic animals.
The Bubbles Monkey is Michael’s most famous pet, but Python Crusher, Blade Louie and Mouse Ben were among his favourites.
12. The Simsons
Another spectacular thing in which Michael was involved was his participation in the world’s best-known series The Simsons.
Michael voiced the series “The Simsons”, which was kept secret for more than 12 years. His character was mentally ill, but the producers only officially confirmed in 2003 that Jackson was the one who gave the voice.
I hope I surprised you with these facts about Michael Jackson and that I have refreshed your memories of the legend of music that will never die.