Michael Jackson

Moonwalk
  • Moonwalk

  • The only book Michael Jackson ever wrote about his life

    It chronicles his humble beginnings in the Midwest, his early days with the Jackson 5, and his unprecedented solo success. Giving unrivalled insight into the King of Pop's life, it details his songwriting process for hits like Beat It, Rock With You, Billie Jean, and We Are the World; describes how he developed his signature dance style, including the Moon Walk; and opens the door to his very private personal relationships with his family, including sister Janet, and stars like Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Marlon Brando, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, and Brooke Shields.

    At the time of its original publication in 1988, MOONWALK broke the fiercely guarded barrier of silence that surrounded Michael Jackson. Candidly and courageously, Jackson talks openly about his wholly exceptional career and the crushing isolation of his fame, as well as the unfair rumours that have surrounded it.

    MOONWALK is illustrated with rare photographs from Jackson family albums and Michael's personal photographic archives, as well as a drawing done by Michael exclusively for the book. It reveals and celebrates, as no other book can, the life of this exceptional and beloved musician.

Michael Jackson was born in 1958. He made his musical debut aged 11 with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, his solo career began in 1971 and he was soon dubbed the 'King of Pop'. His albums, Thriller, Off the Wall, Bad, Dangerous and HIStory are among the top selling albums in the world. During his remarkable career, Jackson won thirteen Grammy Awards and the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award. He released thirteen number one solo singles and enjoyed sales of an estimated 750 million records worldwide. His unique sound and style has influenced recording artists from all genres for generations and will continue to do so for many more years to come. Michael Jackson died, aged 50, on 25 June 2009.