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0 50 Ways To Love Michael Jackson

If 50 is the new 40, then the decade defying young at heart Michael Jackson has a lot to celebrate during many fun filled years to come.

The media certified tabloid musical giant, lovingly crowned, "The King of Pop," turns 50 years old on August 29, 2008.

Jacko joins Madonna, who also turns 50 on August 16, 2008, as another new AARP recruit (formerly American Association of Retired Persons).

Barring any health issues, I believe that Michael Jackson will eventually make a notable comeback.

In honor of his 50th birthday, here is my endearing timeline list of 50 Ways to Love Michael Jackson:

  1. 1958 - Michael Jackson is born (August 29th)
  2. 1968 - The Jackson 5 are signed by Motown Records
  3. 1969 - Motown releases Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 album
  4. 1970 - "I Want You Back" - Jackson 5 #1 song in January
  5. 1970 - "ABC" - Jackson 5 #1 in April

  6. 1970 - "The Love You Save" - Jackson 5 #1 in June
  7. 1970 - "I'll Be There" - Jackson 5 #1 in October
  8. 1971 - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - Jackson 5 #1 in May
  9. 1972 - "Got To Be There," MJ's first solo album is released
  10. 1972 - "Ben" becomes a hit single and album. (Rat power movie theme)!

  11. 1972 - MJ scores with the top 2 hit "Rockin' Robin'," a remake of the 1958 Bobby Day smash
  12. 1974 - "Dancing Machine" - Jackson 5 #1 in May
  13. 1976 - The Jacksons release The Jacksons on Epic Records produced by Philadelphia's Gamble & Huff
  14. 1977 - MJ begins preparing for his role in the movie The Wiz
  15. 1978 - The Jacksons release the critically acclaimed Destiny album

  16. 1979 - MJ releases Off The Wall produced by Quincy Jones
  17. 1980 - MJ scores a #1 song with "Rock With You"
  18. 1982 - MJ duets with Paul McCartney on Thriller with "The Girl Is Mine"
  19. 1982 - MJ writes and produces "Muscles," a top 10 Diana Ross hit
  20. 1983 - The Jackson 5 reunite for Motown's 25th Anniversary show in Los Angeles featuring a moonwalking MJ

  21. 1983 - Thriller conquers the charts
  22. 1983 - MJ duets with Paul McCartney for "Say Say Say," spending 6 weeks at #1
  23. 1984 - MJ wins 7 American Music Awards
  24. 1984 - MJ wins 3 MTV Music Video Awards
  25. 1984 - MJ receives 2nd degree burns on the set of a Pepsi commercial

  26. 1984 - MJ sings "State of Shock" with Mick Jagger on the Jacksons album Victory
  27. 1985 - MJ buys the publishing company owning the rights to 250 Beatles songs for $47.5 million
  28. 1985 - MJ and Lionel Richie write "We Are The World" and record the song with 43 stars to benefit USA for Africa's efforts for famine relief
  29. 1986 - MJ gets wacky with Bubbles the chimpanzee, Crusher, his 300 pound snake, and cocoons in a hyperbaric breathing chamber for shots of hyped oxygen
  30. 1987 - MJ's "Bad" tops the charts (R&B and pop)

  31. 1987 - MJ reaches #1 (pop & R&B) in Britain with the Siedah Garrett duet, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
  32. 1988 - MJ buys Sycamore Ranch in California - the future Neverland Ranch
  33. 1988 - "Man In The Mirror" become a #1 song
  34. 1990 - MJ wins the Entertainer of the Decade Award from the America Cinema Awards Foundation
  35. 1991 - MJ signs what is called a billion-dollar entertainment deal with Sony Music

  36. 1991 - The Dangerous album is released
  37. 1992 - MJ is interviewed by Ebony Magazine
  38. 1992 - The Jacksons: An American Dream debuts on national television dramatizing the story of the famous Gary, Indiana family
  39. 1993 - MJ performs during halftime at Super Bowl XXVII (27)
  40. 1994 - MJ retains attorney Johnny Cochran and settles a 1993 child molestation charge out of court for a reported $20 million dollars

  41. 1995 - MJ and sister Janet Jackson sound off on the song "Scream"
  42. 1995 - MJ and wife Lisa Marie Presley call it quits
  43. 1995 - HIStory: Past, Present, and Future , Book 1 MJ's double album of past hits creates some buzz and becomes a #1 best seller
  44. 1996 - MJ marries Debbie Rowe
  45. 2001 - Invincible CD is released

  46. 2006 - MJ escapes to the island of Bahrain, off the coast of Saudi Arabia, to rebuild his career
  47. 2007 - MJ is interviewed by Ebony magazine
  48. 2008 - 25th anniversary version of Thriller is released
  49. 2008 - MJ's plastic surgeon checks into a California psychiatric hospital
  50. 2008 - Rumors fly that MJ will make a comeback at a Las Vegas casino hotel

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