The first question to ask in any homicide is "What was the motive?" For Dr. Conrad Murray the real motive should have been to keep Michael Jackson alive. That way he could get paid. But it wasn't Dr. Murray that was the only person in Michael Jackson's life at the end. There were other people too. Other people who did have a motive to kill. Working backwards from information personally received, discoveries have been made as to who the real killer of Michael Jackson was. This recounting of the events as they happened, is a personal testimony to the discoveries and evidence supporting the conspiracy and cover up of the murder of one of the greatest entertainers and humanitarians in world history - Michael Jackson.
Author: Steve Knopper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The definitive biography of Michael Jackson, a “vivid…gripping...authoritative account of a world-changing force of nature” (Rolling Stone), celebrating the King of Pop’s legendary contributions to music, dance, and popular culture. From the moment in 1965 when he first stepped on stage—at age seven—in Gary, Indiana, Michael Jackson was destined to become the undisputed King of Pop. In a career spanning four decades, Jackson became a global icon, selling over four hundred million albums, earning thirteen Grammy awards, and spinning dance moves that captivated the world. Songs like “Billie Jean” and “Black and White” altered our national discussion of race and equality, and Jackson’s signature aesthetic, from the single white glove to the moonwalk, defined a generation. Despite publicized scandals and controversy, Jackson’s ultimate legacy will always be his music. In an account that “reminds us why Michael Jackson was, indeed, a ‘genius’ entertainer” (New York Newsday), Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper delves deeply into Jackson’s music and talent. From the artist’s early days with the Jackson 5, to his stratospheric success as a solo artist, to “Beat It” and “Thriller,” “Bad” and “The Man in the Mirror,” to his volatile final years, his attempted comeback, and untimely death, Knopper draws on his “critical and reportorial savvy in assessing Jackson’s creative peaks and valleys,” (USA TODAY) exploring the beguiling and often contradictory forces that fueled Michael Jackson’s genius. Drawing on an amazing four hundred interviews—ranging from Jackson’s relatives, friends, and key record executives to celebrities like will.i.am and Weird Al Yankovic—this critical biography puts his career into perspective and celebrates his triumph in art and music. This is “a thoughtful look at an artist who grew up in a segregated mill town and who, for the rest of his life, made music to bring down walls” (Chicago Tribune).
Otherness and Power: Michael Jackson and His Media Critics is an innovative study of the cultural impact of Michael Jackson. Jackson had millions of ardent fans around the world, but from the early days of his adult career many in the media mocked and reviled him. How did such divergent attitudes come about? This book examines the origins and psychological underpinnings of the media's hostility by closely analyzing some of the most harshly critical writings about Jackson. While racism and discomfort with Jackson's "otherness" have previously been recognized as the elements that fueled media criticisms, Susan Woodward reveals another important factor: the perception that Jackson was extraordinarily powerful, in ways that went beyond celebrity and wealth. Through research and careful analysis, Woodward explores the ways in which Jackson's power was seen, the largely unconscious response to his power, the functions of the media's criticisms and the origins of the perceptions of Jackson's power.
Author: Elizabeth Amisu
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Social Science
An essential companion to Michael Jackson's music, films, and books, this work offers 21 original, academic essays on all things Jackson—from film, music, and dance to fashion, culture, and literature. • Takes a sophisticated, academic approach to understanding Jackson's art and life, providing insights into his entire body of work from a perspective never before available outside of music/culture journals • Concentrates on aspects of Jackson's art that have not previously been researched, such as his use of costumes and clothing, his poetry, and his function as an auteur • Includes a section focused on Jackson's posthumous work and representation • Connects with the study of literature, especially early modern English writings and, perhaps surprisingly, the works of William Shakespeare
Michael Jackson Rocked the World and Lives Forever is an honorable compilation and a rare collectible that is a true tribute to the life and career of Michael Jackson, the world’s most proficient entertainer that ever set foot on a stage! He was a masterful entertainer, prominent all over the world. This volume is a glimpse through the window at some of his brilliance. It considerately peels back all the layers of his genius career and allows the reader to take a breathtaking look inside of the magnificent world that shined for him during his tenure. This book is written reverentially, and is conceivably the most positive, respectable reference on the market about the superstar. While covering his life and career, it also allows the reader to walk with the superstar through the darkest storms of his journey and witness firsthand his will to stand! Michael Jackson never gave up or took himself out of the ring no matter how devastating the blow! The pain that injured his soul and found a home inside of his heart never altered his goal to strive for excellence at all costs, to bring nothing but perfection to his performance to showcase to the world. This is his legacy for the world!
Author: Ian Shircore
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
Release Date: 2012-03-05
Genre: Social Science
Would British scientists really test sarin nerve poison on young volunteers and tell them it was research for a cure for colds? Would they really release Ecoli in Swindon and Southampton to try out germ warfare techniques? Even 50 years on, no-one's telling the whole story. Conspiracies and cover-ups, real or imagined, have shaped our world. Now leaked cables and declassified papers are rewriting the history of our times. More information must be good, but how do you tell truth from fiction?In this fresh, readable look at 50 conspiracy theories, Ian Shircore cuts through the fog and misinformation to deliver a balanced analysis of the key facts behind unsettling suspicions that litter our recent past. Today's new evidence - from WikiLeaks, freedom of information requests and declassified archives - has solved some classic mysteries. Yet it raises more questions than ever about the assassinations of the 1960s, the dirty secrets of the late 20th century and the earth-shaking events of recent years. Once you've seen what WikiLeaks has revealed about the radioactive poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, you won't be so sure about the British secret service. Once you've weighed the evidence yourself, you may well decide there was a Second Yorkshire Ripper, that cricketing hero Bob Woolmer was murdered and that rock icon Jim Morrison's death in Paris was anything but straightforward.
Drawing on never-before-seen material, this definitive biography exposes the true extent of the Jackson family's dysfunctionality -- evidence of which is still in the public eye as they dispute the star's will Jackson was the most talented, richest, and most famous pop star on the planet. But the outpouring of emotion that followed his loss was bittersweet. Dogged by scandal for over fifteen years, and undone by his own tendency to trust the wrong people, Jackson had become untouchable in many quarters, a fact that wounded him deeply. Now, drawing on unprecedented access to friends, enemies, employees, and associates of Jackson, Randall Sullivan delivers an intimate, unflinching, and deeply human portrait of a man who was never quite understood by the media, his fans, or even those closest to him. Untouchable promises to be a profound investigation into the enigma that was Michael Jackson.
Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2009-07-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A number 1 bestseller, this definitive biography of Michael Jackson is now completely updated to include the events leading to the untimely death of the star. J. Randy Taraborrelli is the expert on Michael Jackson, having known him since they were both teenagers and having interviewed the singer and his family many times. So much has been written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth. J. Randy Taraborrelli cuts through the tabloid rumours and innuendo, the conflicting stories and lurid accusations, to reveal the real man. From his drilling as a child star through the blooming of his talent, from his ever-changing personal appearance to his marriages, from his addictions to his love for his children, we see what motivated one of the greatest performers of all time. Objective and revealing, this book combines impeccable research, brilliant story-telling and a clear-sighted understanding of the forces that shaped Michael's life and his death. 'The most authoritative book ever written about Michael Jackson' Daily Mail 'A superbly researched investigation' heat
Author: Barna William Donovan
Release Date: 2011-07-20
Genre: Performing Arts
"For many years, conspiracy theories have been among the most popular story elements in Hollywood films. According to the "conspiracy culture," Government, Big Business, the Church, even aliens are concealing some of the biggest secrets in American and world history. The work paints a vivid picture of the more prevalent conspiracy theories and the entertainment they have inspired"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Jamie King
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Release Date: 2015-07-09
Genre: Social Science
Did Michael Jackson fake his own death in a bid to escape financial ruin or was he murdered? Was it aliens that helped to build the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids and what were they trying to cover up? Is the food industry colluding to make us addicted to sugar? You’ll discover startling evidence on these topics and many more in this compelling compendium of the world’s scariest and wackiest conspiracy theories. It leaves no stone unturned as it delves into such conundrums as: • the mysterious circumstances of Bruce Lee’s death • the alleged withheld evidence pertaining to the 7 July bombings • the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s rise to power • the unsolved disappearance of Flight MH 370 Whether you’re a sceptic or a self-confessed conspiracy junkie, you’ll find a cover-up for every occasion. And remember, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you...
Author: Alfred William Cramer
Publisher: Salem PressInc
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Examines individuals from all over the world who gained significance as composers, performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and teachers. Covers the history of musical genres, including blues, classical, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, musical theater, opera, punk, rap, reggae, rock, and more.
The King of Pop was without any doubt the world's biggest entertainer of all time. Michael Jackson's tragic death shocked the world for weeks. He was planning the biggest concert tour the world had ever seen. Michael tried to hide his addiction to painkillers for years. A doctor, who visited his trashed hotel suite in The Mirage in Las Vegas said: ""It is Elvis all over again."" The pop star died of an overdose on June 25, 2009 while preparing for his comeback tour. The ultimate story about Michael Jackson's life, his work as a humanitarian, his awards, his music, his problems with fame, and finally his last days. The whole story about the biggest legend ever. BIOGRAPHY and MEMOIR, Music (20th Century), Celebrities, King of Pop, Michael Jackson, Humanitarian, Biographies, Memoirs, Musician, Pop, Thriller, Aid, Addiction, Videos, Albums, Fanclub, Legend, Icon, Memorial, Funeral. Please visit Michael-Jackson.mobi for more information. Author: Jos Borsboom ISBN 9781447516927 Pages 400