Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

A Life in the Spotlight


Michael Jackson was photographed and filmed from the moment he joined his brothers in the Jackson 5 when he was six years old. When he went solo he became a teen idol. But there was more to come. With Thriller he set new standards in music sales, video innovation and extraordinary dance moves.

Jackson was now a pop legend. Then the hidden demons started to take hold. His private reputation was dogged by rumour and allegation, strange marriages, erratic behaviour and an ever-changing appearance. His comeback tour of 2009 hoped to reburnish the once glittering image. This book records his extraordinary life, using pictures from some of the world’s greatest music photographers and the vast and substantive Getty Images collections, including rare and exclusive images from Jonathan Exley, the award-winning photographer who worked with Jackson for over 12 years.

Book Details

Cover Type: Hardback, Format: 265x290 mm, Extent: 176 pp, Illustrations: 200 approx, Paper: 150gsm

Publication Date: September 2009

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