What are the names of
Michael's brothers and sisters, and what are their birthdays?
Michael is the seventh of nine children born to
parents Joseph and Katherine Jackson. His siblings are, in order of birth;
Maureen (Rebbie) born May 29, 1950; Sigmund (Jackie) born May 4, 1951; Toriano
(Tito) born October 15, 1953; Jermaine born December 11, 1954; La Toya born May
29, 1956; Marlon born March 12, 1957; Steven Randall (Randy) born October 29,
1961; and Janet born May 16, 1966.
Did Michael had any children?
Michael had three children; "Prince"
Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. was born February 13, 1997, and a daughter Paris
Michael Katherine Jackson was born April 3, 1998, with his ex-wife Debbie Rowe.
A third child, a son that has been nicknamed "Blanket" by Michael has also
joined the Jackson family. This child was said to be about 6 months old in
August of 2002, however an official birth date, name, and who this child's
mother is has not been confirmed or announced. Michael has mentioned that
Blanket is his biological child, carried by a surrogate mother.
[Source: EMJ, 'Living With Michael Jackson' Documentary, 2003]
Can I visit 'Neverland'?
No, not anymore. The 'Neverland'
Valley Ranch was Michael's home from 1988 to 2008 and has sold in November 2008.
Why has Michael's skin got lighter?
Michael has got a skin disorder called 'Vitiligo'.
This banal physiological disorder causes a depigmentation of the skin causing
blotchy white patches. Often there is a family tendency to develop the
condition. Two people in every 100 suffer from this condition, so Michael is
definitely not alone. 'Vitiligo' can occur at any stage in life, and Michael has
mentioned that he first noticed that he had the disorder when he was in his
20's. He has NEVER bleached his skin or tried to make his skin lighter. All
rumors saying that he has done this are simply not true. He has tried to even
out the blotches on his skin by using make up to cover them up.
You can log on to the 'Vitiligo' Society website by visiting
to find out more information about this disorder.
[Source: EMJ, "The Family Medical Guide", "Michael Jackson Talks to Oprah", The
Vitiligo Society website UK]
Why did Michael wear a silk mask whenever he was going out in public?
Because of his Vitiligo Michael
couldn't go out into the sun. He has said that he is completely allergic to the
sun, and that he really isn't even supposed to go outside at all. By wearing the
silk face mask, along with long sleeved clothing, pants, sunglasses and his
fedora Michael can gon outside and enjoy himself just as everyone else can.
[Source: Michael Jackson - "VH1" and "Simulchat" interviews]
Where did Michael learn all of his cool dance moves, such as the moonwalk?
Michael has said that the moonwalk
came from the black children from the inner city ghettos. "They just have that
natural talent for dancing...they come up with these dances, all I did was
enhance the dance." Just to note, Michael has never taken any formal dancing
lessons. He has choreographed, or had a hand in choreographing most of his music
videos or performances.
[Source: "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah" and 'Simulchat' Interviews]
Where did Michael get his cool clothes?
All of Michael's clothes since the
Bad era have been made especially according to his measurements by his stylists
Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins.
[Source: HIStory Magazine]
What were some of Michael's favorite songs that he's recorded?
Michael's favorite songs that he has
recorded is "Ben", or "Got To Be There". Off of his HIStory album they are
"Stranger In Moscow", "Childhood", or "Earth Song".
For 'Invincible' Michael
stated his favorites were "Unbreakable", "Speechless" and "The Lost Children".
[Source: Michael Jackson - "Simulchat" Interview (1995), and "Online Audion Chat
Is Michael the biggest selling artist ever?
Yes, Michael Jackson still holds the
title for having the greatest selling album of all time with his album Thriller.
Thriller was, and still is the most amazing album ever created selling over
million albums worldwide to date, going Platinum in 15 countries, gold in 4
countries, producing 7 hit singles (4 written by Michael himself!) and winning 8
Did Michael play any of the instruments on his albums?
Michael played several instruments,
and used to play them on his albums! On the 'HIStory' album
Michael is credited with playing the keyboards, synthesizer, drums and
percussion, and guitar. On the Blood On The Dance Floor album Michael is
credited with playing the drums and percussion, and guitar on the song titled
[Source: Sony Music - 'HIStory' & 'Blood On The Dance Floor' album notes]
How did Michael compose his songs?
his composing process on the June 7, 1995 "Prime Time Live" special "Michael
Jackson: The Man and His Music", on the videotaped deposition he gave for the
"Thriller"/"The Girl is Mine"/"We Are the World" copyright lawsuit heard in
Mexico City (Nov. 1993), during his testimony in the "Dangerous" copyright
lawsuit heard in Denver, Colorado, and in the Internet Chat. He does not read or
write music, so he sings the melody and vocally imitates the bassline, strings,
and other parts into a tape recorder. As he said in the Internet Chat, "The
process is creating a vocal rhythm to a click track -- which is a sound, a timed
beat. And you're doing these mouth sounds to that beat. These sounds can be
looped according to how you sample it in the computer again and again. This is
your foundation for the entire track -- everything plays off this. It's the
rhythm, like the beatbox rhythm. Every song I've written since I was very little
I've done that way. I still do it that way! .." A lso, as guitarist David
Williams related in Rolling Stone in 1992, at times MJ sings the sounds directly
to the musicians, and when they accurately reproduce his ideas, this is
recorded. The tape is then turned over to others who transcribe the notes onto
songs has Michael written, including the ones that have not been released?
his testimony in the 'Dangerous' copyright lawsuit, he has written a few hundred
How many concerts has Michael given throughout his career?
In his solo career Michael has
performed 277 concerts: