As news of the 50-year-old pop superstar's death spread around the world in 2009 there were tears, shock and surprise. Michael was preparing to perform a record-breaking sell-out season of shows at London's O2 Arena, proving he was the world's most popular entertainer. Five years later nobody has stepped in to take his place and his music is still hugely popular. This biography of the international superstar tells the life and death of Michael Jackson in words and pictures, from his hard-working beginnings as part of a touring family band to his musical legacy that still lives on.
About the Author
Chris Roberts has written for a variety of international publications and websites, including Classic Rock, The Guardian, Melody Maker, NME, Sounds, Elle, Ikon, The Daily Telegraph, Empire and Emusic. He has also written books about Lou Reed, Michael Jackson, Abba, Scarlett Johansson, Heath Ledger and Talk Talk. He lives in West London.
"The world has lost one of its greats, but his music will live on forever." (Madonna) "The incomparable Michael Jackson has made a bigger impact on music than any other artist in the history of music." (Beyonce) "Michael was and will remain one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived." (Berry Gordy)"
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.9 x 22.6 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.83