Knowledge Identifier: +Michael_Jackson
Ola Ray - "'Ola Ray"' is an American model and actress most notable for co-starring alongside Michael Jackson in his film for "Thriller" in 1983
In 1964, Michael and Marlon joined the Jackson Brothersa band formed by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaineas backup musicians playing congas and tambourine.
In 1966, they won a major local talent show with renditions of Motown hits and James Brown's "I Got You", led by Michael.
The Jackson 5 recorded several songs, including "Big Boy", for the local record label Steeltown in 1967, before signing with Motown Records in 1968.
Paul McCartney - Northern Songs was purchased by Associated Television in 1969, and was sold in 1985 to Michael Jackson
Between 1971 and 1975, Jackson's voice descended from boy soprano to high tenor.
Between 1972 and 1975, Michael released four solo studio albums with Motown, among them Got to Be There and Ben, released as part of the Jackson 5 franchise, and producing successful singles such as "Got to Be There", "Ben", and a remake of Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin".
Rachel Fury - In 1972, under the name "Weeny Bopper", Brennock recorded the single "David, Donny and Michael", a Pye Records release intended to capitalize on weenybopper enthusiasm for David Cassidy, Donny Osmond, and Michael Jackson
Jackson first used a technique called the "vocal hiccup" in 1973, starting with the song "It's Too Late to Change the Time" from The Jackson 5's G.I.T.: Get It Together album.
Although they scored several top 40 hits, including the top 5 disco single "Dancing Machine" and the top 20 hit "I Am Love", the Jackson 5 left Motown in 1975.
In 1979, Jackson broke his nose during a complex dance routine.
Little Richard - In 1979, as he began to develop his solo career, Michael Jackson was quoted as saying that Penniman was a huge influence on him
In 1982, Jackson contributed the song "Someone In the Dark" to the storybook for the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial; the record won a Grammy for Best Recording for Children in 1984.
Roger Miller - Miller's 11 Grammy *awards held the record as the most won by any artist until Michael Jackson's 1982 album "Thriller"
According to J. Randy Taraborrelli's biography, in 1986, Jackson was diagnosed with vitiligo and lupus; the vitiligo partially lightened his skin, and the lupus was in remission; both illnesses made him sensitive to sunlight.
In 1987, Jackson disassociated himself from the Jehovah's Witnesses, in response to their disapproval of the Thriller video.
Stevie Wonder - Michael Jackson sang a duet with him titled "Get It" on Wonder's 1987 album "Characters"
Stevie Wonder - In 1987, Wonder appeared on Michael Jackson's "Bad" album on the duet "Just Good Friends"
Wesley Snipes - In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese-directed music video "Bad" and the feature film "Streets of Gold"
Michael Nesmith - In 1987, he produced the music video for the Michael Jackson single "The Way You Make Me Feel"
Michael Yon - Yon left the service in 1987, and worked in a variety of different businesses, at one point providing security detail for Michael Jackson
Jeff Koons - Koons moved on to the Banality series that culminated in 1988 with Michael Jackson and Bubbles, a series of three life-size gold-leaf plated porcelain statues of the sitting singer cuddling Bubbles, his pet chimpanzee.
Walter Yetnikoff - The book examined Yetnikoff's intimate links with other major industry figures, including music industry "Godfather" Morris Levy, prominent music industry lawyer Allen Grubman, Michael Jackson's one-time manager Frank Dileo and former artist manager Tommy Mottola, whom Yetnikoff appointed to a senior post at CBS Records after its sale to the Sony Corporation in 1988
Shmuley Boteach - In the 1990s, Boteach became a friend and unofficial spiritual advisor to Michael Jackson
John Landis - In 1991, Landis collaborated again with Michael Jackson on the music video for the song "Black or White"
Slash (musician) - In 1991, Slash played lead guitar on the single "Give In to Me" off Michael Jackson's album "Dangerous", as well as in the opening skit for the song "Black or White" off the same album
A Captain EO attraction was later featured at Euro Disneyland after that park opened in 1992.
Siedah Garrett - Garrett toured with Michael Jackson from 1992 to 1993 on his Dangerous World Tour, singing backing vocals and duetting with him for "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
Armond White - In 1992 White won the 25th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor *award for music criticism for "The Gloved One Is Not a Chump", his essay on Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video
Kenny Ortega - Together with Michael Jackson, he created and designed the Dangerous World Tour 1992-1993 and the HIStory World Tour 1996-1997
In 1993, Jackson performed the song at the Soul Train Music Awards in a chair, saying he had suffered an injury in rehearsals.
Oprah Winfrey - In 1993, Winfrey hosted a rare prime-time interview with Michael Jackson, which became the fourth most watched event in American television history as well as the most watched interview ever, with an audience of 36,5 million
Maureen Orth - Orth reported on molestation allegations brought by then-minor Jordan Chandler against Michael Jackson in 1993
In 1995, Jackson merged his ATV Music catalog with Sony's music publishing division creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Lisa Marie Presley - Presley appeared in Michael Jackson's 'You Are Not Alone' video in June 1995, directed by Wayne Isham
Billy Crawford - In 1996, he danced with Michael Jackson onstage when he was 14 years old as one of Michael's back-up dancers at the "1995 MTV Video Music Awards"
Wiley Reed - In 1996, he was personally selected by Michael Jackson for a private welcoming concert during his History tour
He was a double-inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, once as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001.
Belinda Emmett - In 1998, Emmett released a cover of Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall"
Jackson was inducted in several other hall of fames, including Vocal Group Hall of Fame (as The Jackson 5 member) in 1999, Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2009.
Johnny Lever - One of his most memorable live performances was an impersonation of Michael Jackson at the 1999 Filmfare *awards
In September 2001, two 30th Anniversary concerts were held at Madison Square Garden to mark the singer's 30th year as a solo artist.
Carlos Santana - In 2001, Santana's guitar skills were featured in Michael Jackson's song "Whatever Happens", from the album "Invincible"
Shoshana Bean - In 2001, she sang back-up for Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert celebration at Madison Square Garden
Crispin Glover - He recorded a version of the Michael Jackson song "Ben" to coincide with the release of the 2003 film "Willard"; the song had been written for the sequel to the original 1971 version of this film
Blake McGrath - In 2003, McGrath was chosen to perform on Michael Jackson's thirtieth anniversary special
Robert Schneider - Schneider formed a comparatively dark band in 2004 called Ulysses in Lexington, Kentucky, Kentucky, and released the 2005 album "010" on Eenie Meenie Records recorded live with a single microphone, and released a second Marbles album "Expo" in 2005 influenced by Electric Light Orchestra, as well as Gary Numan, Michael Jackson, New Order and The Cars
Eminem - On October 12, 2004, a week after the release of 'Just Lose It', Eminem's first single from Encore, Michael Jackson called into the Los Angeles-based Steve Harvey radio show to report his displeasure with the video, which parodies Jackson's child molestation trial and plastic surgery.
Vincent Price - The October 2005 episode of the Channel 101 series "Yacht Rock" featured comedian James Adomian as Vincent Price during the recording of Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
Leon Cooke - BBC's "Blue Peter" followed and filmed him for a day on 18 November 2005, and he has performed in front of many celebrities including Michael Jackson in November 2005
In 2007, Jackson said, "Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world.
Mark Ronson - Ronson is credited as producer on a mixtape album called "Man in the Mirror", released in January 2008 by the rapper Rhymefest which is a tribute to the pop star Michael Jackson
In 2009, the book was republished by Doubleday and was more positively received by some critics in the wake of Jackson's untimely death.
Dave Scott (choreographer) - Accessed 2009-06-30 He learned how to dance from watching musicals, b-boy movies, and music videos, namely those of Michael Jackson who he cites as one of his influences
Gladys Knight - In 2009 Knight sang "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" and "The Lord's Prayer" at the funeral service for Michael Jackson
Charles Klapow - In 2009, Chucky was asked by his mentor Kenny Ortega to be the choreographer for the movie musical remake of Footloose starring Chace Crawford, and Julianne Hough, which Ortega directed, but Chucky turned it down, so he could fulfill his dreams of dancing with Michael Jackson on his comeback tour in London, which was announced in March
Cris Judd - In 2009, Judd took part in the 2009 MTV Video Music *awards opening dance tribute to the late King of Pop, and former mentor Michael Jackson
Arland Bruce III - In 2009, he received two objectionable conduct penalties and an undisclosed fine from the CFL for a touchdown celebration against the Tiger-Cats on July 1, in which he removed his helmet, jersey, and shoulder pads, and laid down in the end zone in what he said was a tribute to the recently deceased pop star, Michael Jackson
Mia Michaels - Michaels was one of many choreographers set to pay tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards
Stephen A. Smith - Smith appeared on MSNBC Wednesday July 8 and 9, 2009 as a special commentator on the Michael Jackson memorial funeral service
Charles Klapow - But on June 25, 2009, just eighteen days before the first show, Michael Jackson died of a cardiac arrest
Charles Klapow - On July 7, 2009, Chucky took part in the Michael Jackson memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where days prior to Michael Jackson's death, Chucky, Michael and the whole "This Is It" crew were rehearsing at the Staples Center in preparations for the London concerts at the The O2 Arena
Stevie Wonder - On July 7, 2009, Wonder performed "Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer" and "They Won't Go When I Go" at the Staples Center for Michael Jackson's memorial service
Tina Landon - In September 2009 Landon and several other choreographers danced with Janet at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to the song "Scream", which Landon originally choreographed, as a tribute to Michael Jackson
Emilio Estefan - During 2010, Estefan gathered dozens of Latino entertainers to record Michael Jackson's "We Are The World" in Spanish
Chris Brown (American entertainer) - While performing a Michael Jackson Tribute at the 2010 BET *awards, Brown started to cry and fell to his knees while singing Jackson's "Man in the Mirror"
Caro Emerald - Her debut album "Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor" set a new all-time chart record on 20 August 2010, spending its 30th week at number one on the Dutch album chart, beating the previous record set by Michael Jackson's "Thriller" by one week
Caro Emerald - On 20 August 2010, the album had been number 1 for 27 weeks, an all time record, beating Michael Jackson's "Thriller", which spent 26 weeks at number one in 1983
Lisa Marie Presley - In an October 2010 interview with talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, Lisa Marie told Oprah that she and Michael Jackson spent the four years following their divorce together, on and off, in an attempt to reconcile and said that she had traveled to different parts of the world in order to be with him
In April 2011, Jackson's longtime friend and billionaire businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed, chairman of Fulham Football Club, unveiled a statue of Jackson outside the club's stadium, Craven Cottage
Freddie Mercury - In 2011, NME magazine readers voted Mercury second to Michael Jackson in the Greatest Singers Ever poll
Siedah Garrett - Siedah's new single, "Keep On Lovin' You" a tribute to Michael Jackson, and an answer to their duet IJCSLY was made available on iTunes September 11, 2012
As of 2013, the album has shipped seven million copies in the U.S. and has sold approximately 30 million copies worldwide
The distribution rights held by Sony Music were due to expire in 2015