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Michael Joseph Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson - (29. august 1958 – 25. juni 2009)

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Michael Joseph Jackson (29. august 1958 – 25. juni 2009) med tilnavnet "Kongen af Pop" var en amerikansk musiker og en af de mest kommercielt succesrige entertainere. Hans unikke bidrag til musik og dans og hans privatliv, gjorde ham til en fremtrædende figur inden for populærkulturen i fire årtier. Han er to gange optaget i Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, har flere rekorder i Guinness Rekordbog — deriblandt "Mest succesrige entertainer nogensinde" — 13 Grammy Awards, 13 singler som har ligget nr. 1 på hitlisten i USA, og et anslået samlet salgstal på over 750 millioner plader. Han var en betydelig filantropisk og humanitær sponsor af mange millioner dollars til 39 velgørenhedsorganisationer og skaffede også bidrag via sin egen Heal the World Foundation.


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  • In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
  • The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.
  • I wake up from dreams and go "Wow, put this down on paper." The whole thing is strange. You hear the words, everything is right there in front of your face . . .
  • The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
  • If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
  • Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons. The truth will win this marathon in court.
  • And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.
  • I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.
  • Why can't you share your bed? The most loving thing to do is to share your bed with someone. It's very charming. It's very sweet. It's what the whole world should do.
  • I'm just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarass easily.