Quicklet on The Best Michael Jackson Songs

Quicklet on The Best Michael Jackson Songs

by Charles Limley
     
 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Michael Jackson, aptly nicknamed the King of Pop, was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958 to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. From the very beginning of his life, Michael was groomed to be a performer. His father was a guitarist, but had been forced to give it up to provide for his family. But, "believing his sons had talent, he molded them

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Michael Jackson, aptly nicknamed the King of Pop, was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958 to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. From the very beginning of his life, Michael was groomed to be a performer. His father was a guitarist, but had been forced to give it up to provide for his family. But, "believing his sons had talent, he molded them into a musical group in the early 1960s" (Biography, Michael Jackson Biography).

Originally dubbed The Jackson Brothers, the band consisted of Michael's older brothers Jackie, Jermaine, and Tito. By the time Michael was five years old, he displayed remarkable range and depth as a singer and performer and, impressing audiences with his ability to convey complex emotions, he became the family band's new lead singer (Biography, Michael Jackson Biography). Another of Michael's older brothers, Marlon, also joined the group and in 1964, the band became known as The Jackson 5.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Charles Limley is a native of Colorado. After earning bachelors degrees in both English Literature and Humanities from the University of ColoradoBoulder, he entered the world of professional writing. He began his work with Hyperink during the fall of 2011. In addition to writing, Limley is an avid reader. He also loves bicycles, and has completed several long-distance bicycle tours.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

"Ben" was Michael's first significant success as a solo artist. Recorded in 1972 as part of the soundtrack for a movie called Ben, the song was written by Don Black and Walter Scharf. The movie is about a boy who befriends a rat named Ben, and after writing the song, Black said: "When it came to writing about a rat, I said, 'You can't write about a rat.' I mean, I'm not going to use words like cheese. I thought the best thing to do is write about friendship" (Song Facts, Ben by Michael Jackson).

Along with appearing on the soundtrack, this song was also the featured on Michael's second solo album, also titled Ben. The song hit the number one spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and remained in that position for a week. "Ben" is an important song in helping Michael become a mainstay of the R&B and pop industries.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Quicklet on the Best Michael Jackson Songs
+ An Introduction To The King Of Pop
+ Song Lyrics: The Top 10 Songs
+ Michael Jackson Trivia
+ Conclusion
+ ...and much more

The Best Michael Jackson Songs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014540964
Publisher:
Hyperink
Publication date:
04/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Limley is a native of Colorado. After earning bachelor's degrees in both English Literature and Humanities from the University of Colorado—Boulder, he entered the world of professional writing. He began his work with Hyperink during the fall of 2011. In addition to writing, Limley is an avid reader. He also loves bicycles, and has completed several long-distance bicycle tours.

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