It’s a year since the public memorial service for singer Michael Jackson. His revolutionary music attracted fans in the hundreds of millions, but who were his more personal connections?
July 11, 2010 12:20 by Samuel Potter
His Motown style defined an era, even as he defied an easy branding. The late Michael Jackson was a blazing star on the pop scene who invented new trends in music, fashion, and choreography.
The BBC said his “contribution to music, dance and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.” He is credited with transforming the music video medium into an art form, and also with one-of-a-kind dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His “distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced numerous hip hop, pop, contemporary R&B and rock artists,” the BBC said.
He is widely accepted as the most successful entertainer of all time, according to Guinness World Records. But Jackson’s larger than life persona saw his influence extend beyond music, into art, fashion, and philanthropy.
True to form, the network of the iconic Michael Jackson is as accomplished, eccentric, and storied as the pop idol himself. From starlets of the big screen to champion race car drivers, Michael’s essential glamour is clearly reflected in his star studded network of friends and associates.
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