“The King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, changed the face of pop music and popular culture. In places like never before, he had the x-factor, music skills and manipulated them. He left behind one of the most strange legacies of any man in history, from being one of all time’s best-selling singers to child abuse allegations, a horrific plastic surgery addiction, and iconic tabloid stories blurring the boundaries between fantasy and reality.
- As Spiderman, Michael Jackson fancied himself! In the 90s, when Marvel Comics filed for bankruptcy, Michael attempted to buy the business so that he could fulfil his vision of having the lead role. It did not go to plan, however, and Tobey Maguire stepped up instead to play Peter Parker.
2. Many people believe that the minute he was born, Michael Jackson was thrown into show business, but that’s not really the case. His parents were involved in music, but they were both working daily jobs when Michael was born in 1958. It was soon after the birth of Michael, however, that his father, Joe Jackson, got the wheels rolling for his sons on a musical project.
3. With him and his brothers, MJ’s father was abusive. During unceasing rehearsals, he endured physical and emotional violence. He had disclosed during an interview that his dad used to beat him and his brothers with a strap and didn’t regret doing so.
4. One of the greatest dancers of his or any generation was Michael Jackson. Although the moonwalk was not invented by him, he definitely perfected it. In the music video for “Smooth Criminal,” even Michael was not able to defy gravity; he is seen standing at a 45-degree angle, well beyond the capacity of any human being.
This was done by means of US Patent №5,255,452, granted for their “Method and Means for Producing Anti-Gravity Illusion” to Michael and two partners. This method was a pair of shoes, shoes with slot in the heels to hook on retractable pegs in the floor. Michael patented the system not to produce sales but to prevent the effect from being used by others. Luckily for imitators, the patent expired in 2005 when a bill was skipped by its holder.