The Essential Michael Jackson:
Series profiling contemporary black icons. Musical legend Michael Jackson's career began at the age of four as the lead singer of the Jackson 5, and went on to record the most popular album of all time - 1982's Thriller, which sold 46 million copies.  This programme looks at how Jackson's troubled and controversial private life and the speculation on his behaviour in the tabloid press served to eclipse the fact that Jackson paved the way for black artists to become megastars in their own right.  Featuring interviews with Michael's brother Tito, producer Nile Rogers, video director Hype Williams and musicians inspired and influenced by Jackson's music.
 
 
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