It’s Michael Jackson’s birthday – let’s revisit his greatest moments 50



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Even six years after his death, it’s still easy to forget Michael Jackson is no longer with us.

Today the King of Pop would have turned 57. To commemorate the finest moments of his often-amazing, often-controversial, but ultimately all-too-short life, we’re revisiting some of his shining musical moments through the years.

From his early days as a child superstar to his ’80s golden period through to his very public meltdown period, Michael was always a larger than life figure. One way or another, his music and star power had a tangible impact on many of our lives.

Begin the journey below, and tell us: what impact did Michael Jackson’s music have on your life? What’s your favourite track? And what memories do these songs bring back?

1972: Rockin’ Robin (with The Jackson 5)


1973: Ben (live at the Academy Awards)


1978: With Diana Ross in “The Wiz”


1982: Thriller


1987: Bad


1991: Black or White


1997: Blood on the Dance Floor


2001: You Rock My World


2009: This Is It 

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  1. Ben. And Michael Jackson was a real talent, unlike so many today. Also, I don’t believe for one minute that he was a pederast.

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