Michael Joseph Jackson's Life and Work Essay

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Michael Joseph Jackson, also known as the "King of Pop" was born August 29th, 1958. He was an entertainer, musician and a dancer. One of the most influential entertainers of all times. Michael was an icon of pop culture for his own style of fashion and dance moves. He became a part of the music industry at the young age of 7, Michael made his debut alongside his brothers in the band the Jackson 5. This was the start of his career, which eventually led to a solo career starting in 1971. Beginning his career at such a young age, Jackson never had the chance to live a normal childhood. He was always rehearsing with his family or on tour with the group. He decided that in 1988, he was going to recreate his ideal childhood dream in California. …show more content…
Without any hesitations he formed the group “The Jackson 5”. After performing in many school talent shows, the boys were noticed and took there careers farther. The group had many hits such as ABC, Corner Of The Sky, Dancing Machine, I Want You Back, and The Love You Save. Michael lead the group to fame and in 1971 at the age of 13, he began his solo career.

Father and Son Relationship Michael and his father had a very unsettling relationship. The ongoing feud between father and son began early in Michael’s childhood. From the age of seven until his death, he had been in a recording studio, producing new hits with his brothers. The recording studio was across the street from a park. Michael used to watch the kids play, leaving him teary-eyed. He never had the chance to play with toys and hangout with friends. Jackson stated that his only friends were his brothers because he never had the chance to meet kids his age and do the things he wanted. Michael's father would both physically and emotionally hurt him. During rehearsals his father would stand with a belt in his hand and if any of his sons were to mess up a dance move or not hit the correct note they would be whipped. That was not all. Jackson was also pushed up against walls and verbally abused and called "ugly". This caused Michael to be veryself-conscious of himself pushing him to do many of the things he did throughout his life. Michael did not leave anything in

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