Michael Jackson Turns 50

Published: Friday 29th Aug 2008 by Sam
Michael Jackson Turns 50 The undisputed King of Pop Michael Jackson turns 50 today. I know, time really does fly by…
For over 4 decades Michael has thrilled music listeners and audiences alike with his unmatched catalogue of hits and stage show performances. Arguably the greatest performer of all time, Michael’s impact on music resonates till this very day; and no doubt will continue to do so for years to come.
Speaking from his home in California, Michael talked with Good Morning America yesterday about his big day, reminisced on his storied career as well as future plans:

On his plans for his big day:

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“Just have a little cake with my children and we’ll probably watch some cartoons — before getting right back to work.

His greatest achievements (Songs) / Future plans:

Oh boy, that’s a hard one,” he said, before singling out “We Are the World,” “Billie Jean” and “Thriller.”

But Jackson was not content to rest on his laurels, saying, “I am still looking forward to doing a lot of great things.”

He hopes to release new music and tour, though he doesn’t have dates set.

“I am writing all the time,” he said. “I love composing and the whole thing. But I am also raising my children and enjoying it and teaching them to ride bicycles and how to read. I love it.”

On his kids:

Asked if he’d like his two sons and daughter to have the same sort of upbringing as him, he said he’d prefer to let them “enjoy their childhood as much as possible.”

“I let them go to the arcade and go to the movies and do things,” he said. “I want them to get to do the kind of things I didn’t get to do. So, I fill them with a lot of enjoyment that way — a lot of amusement. You know?

“I get pretty emotional when I see them having a wonderful time,” he added, “when they are on a ride and they are screaming and they are happy. … It makes me emotional, ’cause I see they are having a real good time.”

Jackson said his kids “love music … they are very much into the arts,” but that, “I don’t push them.”

Happy Birthday, Mike!

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  1. Anonymous August 29, 2008

    HAPPY BDAY MICHAEL J. I WISH U ALL THE BEST OF HEALTH! LOVE YOU AND HOPE BY MIRACLE, I WILL BE ABLE TO SEE U IN PERSON AGAIN. I REMEMBERED (OCT. 8, MY BDAY) WHEN U WERE IN SEOUL, KOREA, SHELLA HOTEL, I HAD THE CHANCE TO TOUCH UR HAND WHILE HANDLING U A RED ROSE. HOPE I’LL BE ABLE TO WATCH U IN CONCERT, PLS COME BACK FOR US, UR FANS. GOD BLESS. ROZ

  2. Anonymous August 29, 2008

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL !!! LOVE YA!!!:-*

  3. Anonymous August 29, 2008

    I Love MJ

  4. tia August 29, 2008

    happy b-day MJ…..i’m hoping he comes through to the vma’s that would surely make a show lol

  5. Anonymous August 29, 2008

    Happy Birthday Mike.

    The greatest that ever did it!

  6. Anonymous August 29, 2008

    Happy Bday MJ.. I am a huge fan and always will be.

  7. lovey dovey August 29, 2008

    i wish him well on this momentous occasion. he has had a rough life and his twisted mentality has caused a lot of people a lot of harm but he has brought joy with his talent. here’s to the agony and the ecstasy…

  8. d.edlen August 29, 2008

    I’m glad he’s getting to have a real childhood vicariously through his kids. It seems the media is actually allowing him some space to raise his kids. Or he’s gotten better at avoiding them.

    In any event, I still like painting him in his “Thriller” days.

    Peace.

  9. this one August 29, 2008

    Michael is still the best. I kw he will return and show these little ones why he inspired them to do it in the first place.

    Happy Bday Mike, and many more.

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