They called Michael Jackson the "King of Pop". He outsold Elvis and every other performer of the past fifty years. His story is one of success, heartbreak and loneliness: extreme highs and terrible lows. He was accused of being a child pedophile. He was called every name the press could think of. His life was not a happy one, but he rose above it all and became one of the most beloved performers of the past hundred years.
Michael Jackson started out singing with his brothers, The Jackson Five, eventually leaving them in the dust. To read about the early years of Michael Jackson, pick up the book: Legends of Rock & Roll - The Jackson Five (available for Kindle).
This book, Legends of Rock & Roll - Michael Jackson, is primarily about the years after he started going solo and then left the group to form his own career.
After leaving Motown Records and his brothers, Michael recorded the biggest selling album of all time, Thriller. That record still holds today. He went on to become the greatest performer in the world during the Eighties.
This book chronicles Michael's life after he started distancing himself from his brothers. There is no sugar-coating here. I discuss the good, the bad and the ugly.
All the Legends of Rock & Roll books are essentially biographies, but I am interested primarily in the music. You'll find that the emphasis is on the music, how it came to be, who wrote it and performed it and any juicy tidbits about any given song or album.