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Michael Jackson's autobiography, Moonwalk, tells the story of his early years and how his love of music led to him becoming a famous musician. Jackson recounts his childhood experiences, including his family's poverty and his mother's battle with polio, and how they helped to shape him into the successful artist he became. He also discusses his early days in the music industry, including his time with the Jackson 5 and his later work with other groups. Moonwalk is a candid and revealing look at the life of a musical icon.

  • 00:00:00 Michael Jackson's autobiography, Moonwalk, tells the story of his early years and how his love of music led to him becoming a famous musician. When he was nine, Jackson's father and brother had a group called the Falcons, which played some of the earliest rock and blues songs. Jackson was raised in a musical household and began his career as a member of the Jackson 5. After the group disbanded, Jackson pursued a solo career and established a unique sound that is his own. Though he was not forced into the music business, Jackson enjoyed performing and it was a natural part of who he was.
  • 00:05:00 Michael Jackson's memoir, Moonwalk, tells the story of his childhood, which was filled with sadness and struggle. Jackson relates the hardships he and his family faced, such as his mother's battle with polio, and how those experiences helped to shape him into the successful artist and performer he became. He credits his mother with teaching him the importance of hard work, and he remembers her fondly, especially for her love of country and western music. Jackson also recalls his early days in the music industry, including his time with the Jacksons and his later work with other groups. He discusses his mother's influence on his career, and expresses his gratitude to Sullivan for his kind words before their show.
  • 00:10:00 Michael Jackson's early childhood was spent living in Gary, Indiana, with his nine siblings. His mother was a great provider who encouraged any interest in hobbies or activities her children had, such as movie stars. When MJ was very young, a man came to their door bleeding and desperate for help. His mother let him in, and he would visit their house often throughout his childhood. Dad was a steel mill worker and often came home tired and with a bag of glazed doughnuts for the kids. He also took them to the amusement park and the local concert venues. When MJ was older, he formed a band with some friends and toured around the country. One of the few things MJ regrets from his childhood is never having a closer relationship with his father.
  • 00:15:00 As a child, Michael Jackson's older brothers would often borrow his guitar and rehearse together. One day, while he was playing, a string broke, and they were forced to hide the guitar. Eventually, their father started to listen and began to spend more time with them. Eventually, Michael Jackson's father realized that his sons had talent and began to teach them himself. Michael Jackson's brothers also learned from their older brothers and from their father. The Jackson family was able to put food on the table and provided them with necessary items, but they were not able to provide them with things they wanted. One day, their father was late coming home, and their mother was ready to give him a piece of her mind. However, when he produced the guitar, they were all shocked. He had been hiding a new guitar, which he had bought for them.
  • 00:20:00 Michael Jackson's family life was filled with music and instruments. His brothers taught him how to play the guitar, drums, and bass, and he started singing in the baby voice. As he got older, he learned how to dance and eventually became the singer of the family. His teachers were kind to him and he loved them to bits, helping to promote him from one grade to the next.
  • 00:25:00 Michael Jackson started his career as a child performer, and his father helped him develop his talent. Through contests and performances, the Jackson family became well-known and successful in the music industry. Michael's mother was supportive, and his brothers got into trouble more than he did. Michael's father was strict, but also loving. Michael's father was killed in a car accident when Michael was 12, and his mother took over the family's musical careers. Michael's addiction to performing led to problems with drug abuse and violence, but he always kept his family's music career in mind.
  • 00:30:00 The Jackson 5 were a popular soul group in the 1960s and early 1970s. The group's members were Michael Jackson (lead vocals), Joseph Jackson (bass guitar, backup vocals), Tito Jackson (drums), Marlon Jackson (guitar), and Jackie Jackson (keyboards, percussion). They competed in local talent shows and won several city-wide contests. In 1968, they became Gary, Indiana's city champions. That year, they moved to Chicago and began to compete in professional talent shows. In 1969, they became the Chicago champions and continued to win contests. In 1971, they signed a recording contract with Motown Records. That year, they released their first album. They went on to release several more albums and became internationally famous. In 1984, they released their final album. They continued to tour throughout the 1990s and 2000s. In 2002, they released their first DVD. In 2009, they released their first album in 20 years. In 2013, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • 00:35:00 Michael Jackson's father helped him make his first recording, and along the way, they learned some new songs. The songs were meant for a singer named Keith, but Michael soon realized that he had a talent for the music. Keith was more into the recording and business end of things, and his studio and label, Steel Town, later became successful. Michael reflects on this experience and how it taught him to be more disciplined with his music.
  • 00:40:00 The Jackson 5 recorded their first album at a downtown studio with Michael Jackson as their manager. The brothers were excited to be making their own music, but were soon disappointed when they realized that the other performers were not making their own records. They learned that dad was a perfectionist and that it was hard for him to make them into professionals. The album they recorded was a hit, and they continued to tour and make records.
  • 00:45:00 Michael Jackson's story begins with him and his brothers performing on the "childlin circuit." They eventually make their way to Chicago, where they are scouted by the Apollo Theater and win the competition. This win is important to them because it means they can move on to New York and become successful. Jackson's education includes watching stars like James Brown and Jackie Wilson perform and learning from them. He is always there when he has free time, and his father, brothers, and other musicians always find him.
  • 00:50:00 In 1969, Michael Jackson and his brothers embarked on a journey to New York to audition for "The David Frost Show." Michael was 10 years old at the time and was excited for the opportunity. However, the trip was cancelled and they were instead sent to Detroit to audition for Motown. Michael's father had a rule that no family member should be in the same city as a potential record company, and so the Jacksons had to make the long trip back home. Upon their return, they prepared for their first appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Michael's performance of "The Way You Make Me Feel" is still considered one of the greatest moments in television history.
  • 00:55:00 Michael Jackson's Moonwalk is a classic dance Moves that he learned in his early years. The book tells the story of Jackson growing up and his family. Jackson's father is a school teacher and his mother is a stay-at-home mom. Jackson and his siblings are always on the move, as their father is a bus driver. When they are finally able to go to Motown, Jackson is the only one with lead weights in his feet, due to his fear of getting wet. They make it to the audition, and are told to wait for their father. When he doesn't show up, they go alone and audition for the record company. They make it to the top, but their father dies soon after.

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The book "Moonwalk" by Michael Jackson is an autobiography of the singer's life, starting from his childhood. He talks about his family, especially his brothers, and how they were discovered by Motown Records. He discusses the early days of his career, and how the team of writers would shape his music until it was "just perfect." He also talks about the success of his album "Moonwalk" and how it changed his life.

  • 01:00:00 The author, Jenna, tells the story of how her family traveled to Detroit to audition for Motown Records. They stayed at the Gotham Hotel, which was arranged by dad. The author recalls the day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and the effect it had on the community. The author, Jermaine, and Michael, the youngest member of the family, attend their audition. They are nervous but perform well. The author recalls how, after the audition, they traveled to New York to perform at the Apollo Theater. They feel like they are "on their way up" and are "surprised by nothing." They win a contest and stay at the Motown hotel, where they are given a TV and guarded 24-7.
  • 01:05:00 Michael Jackson's parents brought him and his brothers to audition for Motown Records, with their father coaching them to let him do all the talking. They passed the audition and were soon making history together with three number one records in a row. Diana Ross, who had found the Jackson brothers before Motown, helped them out financially and supported their artistry. When Michael and his brothers moved to California, they lived with Diana and Berry Gordy, who taught them a lot about music and life.
  • 01:10:00 Michael Jackson's memoir details his life as a child singer and performer. He talks about the excitement of touring with Motown stars like the Supremes and the Jackson 5, and meeting other music legends, such as Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. The book also covers his difficult times, such as when he had to give up school to focus on his career and the death of his father. Jackson's candor and humor make the memoir enjoyable to read.
  • 01:15:00 Michael Jackson discusses his experience working with Motown Records, and how the team of writers would shape his music until it was "just perfect." He credits Berry Gordy with giving the team freedom to work this way, as he had a perfectionist nature himself.
  • 01:20:00 Michael Jackson's Moonwalk music video and album were major successes in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His brothers, sisters, and cousins were proud of him and his success. Michael's childhood was filled with singing and dancing on an apple box to reach the microphone. He was obedient to his producers and felt frustrated with their direction at times, but eventually got fed up and called Berry Gordy. Gordy told the producers to let Michael be more free and the results were amazing. Michael's three favorite songs from those days are "Never Can Say Goodbye," "ABC," and "I'll Never Forget the First Time I Heard ABC."
  • 01:25:00 The Jackson 5's first television appearance was on "The Motown Revue" in 1967. The group's first album, "I Want You Back," was released in 1970 and achieved a number one position on the charts. In 1976, the group released their third album, "Mama's Pearl." The album was a departure from the disco-influenced sound of their previous two albums and was more reminiscent of the Jackson 5's early singles. The song "I Want You Back" was written specifically for the "Motown Revue" and became the group's first number one hit. The success of "I Want You Back" led to the release of other hit songs including "Love You to Death," "I'll Be There," and "The Love You Save." The group continued to tour and record throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1988, the Jackson 5 released their final album, "Sugar Daddy." The album was a departure from the disco-influenced sound of their previous two albums and focused on ballads. The album achieved a number one position on the charts and became their most successful album. In 1993, the Jackson 5 reunited for their first television special, "The Jackson 5 Christmas Special." The special was
  • 01:30:00 The author reflects on the early days of his career, when he and his brothers were put through a lot of physical and emotional stress. He recalls particular incidents, such as when a reporter asked a black power question and the Motown person told him they didn't think about that stuff because they were a commercial product. The author also talks about the craziness of the big Jackson 5 tours, and how it eventually began to take its toll on him and his brothers. In order to cope, they decided to run into department stores and destroy them. Eventually, the author learned how to run through crowds of screaming girls.
  • 01:35:00 The full audiobook of Moonwalk tells the story of Michael Jackson's early years as a teenager, when he experienced changes in his body and struggled with the public's reaction to them. It is a touching and entertaining story, full of humor and brotherly love.
  • 01:40:00 Moonwalk is a book by Michael Jackson and it tells the story of his life from his childhood to his success as a singer and performer. His skin broke out with acne during this time, and his diet of greasy processed food didn't help. His brother, Marlon, had a much worse case of acne, and Michael became very shy and embarrassed because of it. Eventually, he changed how he thought and felt about his condition, and his diet, and his confidence grew. He eventually recorded his first solo album and became one of the first Jackson 5 members to step out of the group. His first movie, Ben, was a huge success, and Michael's song "Ben" reached number one on the charts.
  • 01:45:00 The Jackson 5 toured Europe in 1972 and met the Queen of England. The group experienced different cultures and learned about different ways of life. Ben was eventually added to the group, and the Jackson 5 continued to tour and record successfully.
  • 01:50:00 The Jackson 5 became a successful pop group in the early 1970s, but their success was threatened by disco and the changing music industry. Their father, Joe Jackson, worked hard to keep the group together and maintain their success. In 1974, their hit song "Dancing Machine" reached the top of the charts, and the Jackson 5 became an adult act with a more sophisticated sound.
  • 01:55:00 The Jackson Five were once a popular Motown group, but they grew frustrated with the company's restrictions on their creative freedom. Eventually, they decided to leave Motown and pursue their own musical careers. Michael Jackson recounts this experience in his autobiography, " Moonwalk."

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In Moonwalk, Michael Jackson discusses his early life and career, including his time with the Jackson 5, his work on The Wiz, and the making of his album Thriller. He also talks about his relationships with other people, including his first love and Quincy Jones.

  • 02:00:00 Michael Jackson wrote about how his anger at a meeting led to a difficult break with his friend Berry Gordy, but how they eventually reconciled. He goes on to say that he is a person of the present and cannot afford to be stuck in the past, and that he has turned down offers to host awards shows because he does not want to be "Michael Jackson, comedian."
  • 02:05:00 The Jacksons' Motown period was tumultuous, with the group switching labels several times and experiencing various difficulties. However, they eventually achieved success with their 1979 album, "The Jacksons." The album included the hit song, "Blues Away." Michael's perfectionism and focus on quality led to him refusing to record two of his own songs for the album, Blues Away and I Want You Back. He asked Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, two of the producers on the album, to help him write and record the songs.
  • 02:10:00 Michael Jackson discusses his early career and songs, such as "Blues Away" and "Living Together." He talks about his partnership with Randy Jackson and how it changed over time. He describes the making of their second album, Going Places, and how it differed from their first. He talks about their disagreements with Epic Records and how they decided to leave.
  • 02:15:00 The Moonwalk was a successful Broadway show that Michael Jackson auditioned for. He was proud to receive the call back from the director, Sydney Lumet, but was also worried about the process of making a film. The experience was new to him and he learned a lot during the shoot.
  • 02:20:00 After being signed to a record label and releasing his first album, "Thriller," Michael Jackson begins working on the movie "The Wiz." The experience is both rewarding and challenging, with some actors on the set trying to make fun of the young MJ and others working hard to help him learn his lines. Jackson falls in love with his costar, Diana Ross, and the two eventually marry. Michael's health begins to deteriorate, and he is stricken with pleurisy, an illness caused by a burst blood vessel. Despite doctors' warnings not to work so hard, Jackson continues to put his career first. His hard work pays off when "The Wiz" becomes a hit and he is able to provide for his family.
  • 02:25:00 In the Moonwalk book and movie, Michael Jackson portrays a character named Dorothy who is afraid of everything, but eventually overcomes her fear and achieves her goals. In the audiobook, Quincy Jones narrates Michael's story, which also includes scenes of Michael and Quincy's friendship and collaboration on the soundtrack for the movie. Michael tells Quincy about a project he's been working on, and Quincy suggests he let him produce it. Michael is pleasantly surprised and agrees.
  • 02:30:00 In the early 1970s, Quincy, Michael, and brothers Jermaine and Randy Jackson formed their own production company, called "Peacock Productions." They were looking for a name that would not be too closely associated with the Jackson name, and found the perfect name in "Peacock Productions." Their first album, "Off the Wall," was a success and they toured worldwide, uniting people of all races through music. In 1985, they released their second album, "Thriller." The album was a success, and it led to their most famous achievement: the "Thriller" video.
  • 02:35:00 In the early 1980s, Michael Jackson began to focus on his music career more than his family. He was struggling to balance his responsibilities to his family, his music career, and his creative dreams. He decided to break his contract with his father's management and began to focus on his music more fully. He recorded the album "Destiny" in 1979, and it was released in 1980. The album was a success, and Michael's brothers helped him with the tour. In 1981, Michael's father died, and he felt burdened by his responsibilities. He decided to leave the music business and focus on his family.
  • 02:40:00 The author discusses how he was approached by Epic Records to produce a solo album, and how he chose Quincy Jones as his producer. He goes on to say that the album, titled "Off the Wall," was successful in part because it was different from the Jackson brothers' earlier work. The first single, "Rock With You," was a success, and the album as a whole received positive reviews.
  • 02:45:00 Off the Wall is Michael Jackson's second album and it was released in 1983. The album includes the hit song "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" and other popular songs such as "Rock with You" and "She's Out of My Life". Off the Wall is a lively album with catchy melodies and dance-worthy beats. Quincy Jones was the producer and the arrangers and musicians had a lot of freedom to express themselves. Greg Fillingham is a member of the Destiny Team and he worked on the orchestration for "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough". Randy Jackson made a cameo appearance on the song "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough".
  • 02:50:00 Michael Jackson tells the story of how he fell in love for the first time, and how his first love, a girl he met at a club, ended up marrying someone else. He expresses how being successful can lead to loneliness, and how he has learned to cope better. He reflects on how his relationship with this girl helped him develop closer relationships with other people in the future.
  • 02:55:00 Michael Jackson's autobiography tells the story of his life and career. He discusses his feelings for Diana, his relationships with other women, and his songs. Some of the songs he discusses are "Love Song," "The Way You Make Me Feel," and "Heartbreak Hotel."

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Moonwalk is a book by Michael Jackson that tells the story of his career, including his work on Thriller, the biggest selling album of all time. Jackson discusses his self-confidence, his collaboration with Quincy Jones, his songwriting and producing skills, and the making of the Thriller video. He also talks about his experience with the moonwalk, which he first performed on national television at Motown 25. The book includes interviews with Jackson's colleagues and friends, as well as with Jackson himself.

  • 03:00:00 Off the wall was a groundbreaking album by Michael Jackson that marked a turning point in his career. The album was well-received by fans and won one Grammy award, but it was overshadowed by the Grammy Awards of 1979, when Jackson was nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance for "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough." Jackson felt ignored by his peers and the industry, and the experience hurt him emotionally. Despite this, he continued to work hard and create new music, culminating in the release of Thriller.
  • 03:05:00 Moonwalk tells the story of Michael Jackson's career and how his work on Thriller helped make it the biggest selling album of all time. Michael talks about his self-confidence and how it helps him achieve success in his music. He also discusses his collaboration with Quincy Jones, and how they chose the song "The Girl is Mine" as the first single.
  • 03:10:00 The author discusses his collaboration with Paul McCartney on the song "Moonwalk." He credits the collaboration with helping to boost his confidence as a musician, and notes that it was a real step forward for him in terms of his skills. The author also discusses a legal dispute he was involved in, in which a woman claimed he was the father of her child.
  • 03:15:00 The author discusses his experiences with writing and producing music, including his song "Muscles." He discusses the challenges of recording this song and how it was one of the most difficult to record. He credits his wife, Diana Ross, with helping to make the song come together.
  • 03:20:00 Michael Jackson's Thriller video was a landmark in music videos, and the song and album it was based off of were both groundbreaking. After working tirelessly on the album and video, Michael Jackson realized that they did not sound as good as they could. He went back and re-did all the mixes, and the final product is what we see today.
  • 03:25:00 Moonwalk was written and directed by Michael Jackson, and tells the story of a young man's rebellion against the establishment. The video for "Moonwalk" features real-life gangs members portraying the characters in the song, and it becomes a hit with MTV audiences. Jackson talks about the experience working with these tough, real-life kids on the set.
  • 03:30:00 Michael Jackson rehearsed for his Motown 25 performance of Billie Jean by himself the night before the show. He decided to do the moonwalk and put it into practice, and it worked out perfectly. Late the night of the taping, Motown was running behind schedule, so Michael went off and rehearsed by himself. He had practiced the moonwalk for some time and was confident he could do it. The next day, on the taping, he performed the moonwalk for the first time on national television.
  • 03:35:00 Michael Jackson's Moonwalk book and full audiobook English was very well-received by audiences and received many compliments from famous people, such as Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and Elvis Presley. One 10-year-old boy told Michael that he learned how to moonwalk from watching him and that he was an "angry dancer" like him. The experience made Michael feel very honored and grateful.
  • 03:40:00 In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Michael Jackson's style evolved from wearing a single glove to wearing two gloves to breaking fashion trends such as wearing white socks. Jackson credits his brothers for influencing his style, and he admits that he doesn't always think about his looks. He also says that he enjoys creating and performing, rather than focusing on material things.
  • 03:45:00 The video discusses Michael Jackson's success with the 1983 album Thriller and the subsequent singles "Bust a Move" and "Billie Jean." John Landis, who directed the album's videos, is interviewed about the project. He explains how he was able to get MTV and Showtime to finance the separate video documentary about the making of Thriller. The documentary eventually became a television show, which led to increased album sales. At the end of the interview, Landis reveals that he is retiring from directing.
  • 03:50:00 Michael Jackson was injured on set of a Pepsi commercial, and because of this, he was unable to work on his movie ideas. Instead, he spent time recovering and spent time with family and friends. He also became a vegetarian in 1984.
  • 03:55:00 The author recounts the events leading up to and including his fire, which resulted in 30 degree burns on his head and almost killed him. He recalls feeling detached and enjoying the ride to the hospital. He discusses the commercial and tour he undertook in response, feeling determined to give the fans what they wanted but being disappointed with the end result.

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Michael Jackson's autobiography covers his life from childhood to present day. He talks about his unique talent for dancing, his journey to superstardom, and the memorable moments from his tours. He also shares stories of his fans and his close relationship with his sister Janet. In recent years, Jackson has been making more conscious decisions about his work, and credits Captain Neo with helping him develop a more creative approach.

  • 04:00:00 Michael Jackson's autobiography tells the story of his life and career, from his childhood to his days as a superstar. Jackson describes his unique talent for dancing and his journey to superstardom. He shares stories of his fans and the memorable moments on his tours.
  • 04:05:00 The author discusses his experiences on the "Victory" tour with Michael Jackson. He recalls particular moments, such as the time he swung his jackets around and flung them into the audience, and the time he saw Janet get married. He comments on how close he is to all of his sisters, and how they have all been a part of his life for a long time.
  • 04:10:00 In the video, Michael Jackson shares the story of his childhood friendship with Janet Jackson, which was marked by shared interests and a sense of humor. Janet's marriage did not last long, but Michael is happy again now that she is happy again. He believes in relationships, and has a fantasy of having a large family. He talks about his career and how he has been making more conscious decisions in recent years. He credits Captain Neo with helping him to develop a more creative approach to his work.
  • 04:15:00 Moonwalk is a book and full audiobook about the life and music of Michael Jackson. Michael tells of his admiration for Walt Disney and how he wanted to make a movie with him, and how he and George Lucas came up with the idea for "Captain EO", which would later become a classic. Michael also discusses his love of movies and how he hopes to continue making them in the future, despite the industry's current challenges.
  • 04:20:00 Moonwalker tells the story of Michael Jackson's early years as a musician and his humanitarian efforts. The song was written with Lionel Richie after seeing footage of starving people in Africa; it became a global anthem for the fight against poverty and disease. However, in the years since its release, technology has made music more accessible and less reliant on visuals, leading to controversy over its similarity to Easy Listening hits like We Are The World.
  • 04:25:00 Michael Jackson wrote the song "Can't Stop Loving You" about a man who is trying to find his way in life. The song has a positive message about working on yourself to make the world a better place.
  • 04:30:00 Moonwalk is a book written by Michael Jackson and it is a collection of songs he wrote while he was working on his second album, Bad. Some of the songs included are "Leave Me Alone," "Speed Demon," and "Smooth Criminal." The book also has a few songs that were only on the compact disc of Bad, including "Miss Truths." The price of fame can be a heavy one, and as a result, Michael has learned to "shun personal publicity and keep a low profile."
  • 04:35:00 Michael Jackson's autobiography details his early years, his success as a musician, and his struggles with fame and illness. He shares anecdotes about his friends and family, and explains how he manages to keep his creative energy flowing.
  • 04:40:00 Dash Michael Jackson was born in Encino, California in 1958. He started out as an unsuccessful artist, and was given a chance when he was finally given a chance. Everyone thought he was the greatest thing that ever happened. Jackson overcame slavery and the discrimination black people faced in America, and has inspired many with his music and courage.

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