4 Nov 2015

The Genius of Michael Jackson - Steve Knopper

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:10 pm on 4 November 2015

From the moment he first stepped on stage with his brothers at a local talent show in Indiana, Michael Jackson was destined to become the undisputed King of Pop. His career spanned four decades, he sold more than 400 million albums, and received 13 Grammy's. Despite years of scandal and controversy about his personal life, Jackson's ultimate legacy will always be his music. Forbes currently ranks Jackson as the top-earning dead celebrity, with $115 million US dollars in earnings this past year. And it's a title held since his death in 2009. Rolling Stone contributing editor, Steve Knopper, has drawn on 400 interviews, to put together a biography of the King of Pop. It's called The Genius of Michael Jackson.

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