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Thursday, 25 June 2009

The King of Pop dies in LA




The LA Times says that singer Michael Jackson has died. He was 50 years old.

He was taken to UCLA hospital in Los Angeles earlier suffering a heart attack.




It's understood paramedics had to administer CPR in the ambulance but it's thought he was already dead when they arrived at his house.

He was due to embark on a World comeback tour next month and has been busy rehearsing at a soundstage in Burbank in California for the past four weeks.

Michael began his musical career at the age of 5 as the lead singer of the Jackson 5 who formed in 1964. In these early years the Jackson 5, Jackie, Jermaine,Tito,Marlon and lead singer Michael played local clubs and bars in Gary Indiana and moving further afield as there talents grew and they could compete in bigger competitions.

From these early days Michael would be at the same clubs as big talented stars of there days, such as Jackie Wilson and would be learning from them even back then. In 1968 the Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers discovered the Jackson five and from there they got an audition for Berry Gordy of Motown Records.

The Jackson 5 signed for Motown and moved to California. Their first 4 singles, "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There" all made US No1 hits.

The Jackson 5 recorded 14 albums and Michael recorded 4 solo albums with Motown

In 1982 Michael Jackson released the world's largest selling album of all time, 'Thriller'
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:28 pm  

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