Moonwalk next to the world’s most famous pop star
With over 750 million record sales, Michael Jackson was one of the most creative artists pop music has ever seen. Making the crossover from child prodigy to adult superstar his album, Thriller, is the biggest selling record of all time. Even after his death Jackson is justifiably one of the most famous people on the planet and will continue to be so.
Michael Jackson was totally unique and his iconic status made him one of the most popular stars here. With 13 figures made for Madame Tussauds London, he is the most featured star ever, with only The Queen having been portrayed more often.
1958: Born in Gary, Indiana
1966: Joins The Jackson 5, aged 8
1968: Rolling Stone magazine describes him as a prodigy
1969: I Want You Back reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
1979: Off The Wall becomes the first album to have 4 top 10 hits
1982: Thriller remains in the top ten of the US album charts for over a year
1983: Debuts the moonwalk at the Motown 25th Anniversary
1984: Leaves The Jackson 5
1987: Releases Bad
1991: Releases Dangerous
1993: Given ‘Living Legend Award’ at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards
1995: Releases HIStory
2001: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the second time
2009: Announces ‘This is It’ tour; a series of concerts at London’s 02 Arena
2009: Dies of a cardiac arrest, aged 50.
King of Pop: Michael Jackson
A brand new figure of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has been revealed. Depicted in the classic performance pose of his ‘This is It’ tour poster – the figure is a celebration of his extraordinary career.
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