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The Evolution of Michael Jackson

Celebrating Michael Jackson on what would have been his 56th birthday!

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    Michael Jackson plays around on a piano during concert rehearsals at Modern Musical Services in Los Angeles, California in 1971.

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    Michael Jackson at his home, Los Angeles, 18th December 1972. A photoshoot for 'Right On!' magazine.

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    Michael Jackson at BBC.

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    Michael Jackson in concert at the Inglewood Forum with The Jackson Five, 26th August 1972.

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    The Jackson 5.

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    Michael Jackson with a kitten on his shoulder.

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    Michael Jackson (with four pet rats on his shoulders) of the R&B quintet "The Jackson 5" attends a party with his brothers Randy Jackson, Jackie Jackson, and Marlon Jackson to celebrate his single "Ben" about his pet rat reaching the sales milestone of becoming a gold record in January 1973.

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    Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson and Michael Jackson of The Jackson 5 attend the Grammy Awards ceremony on March 5, 1974 at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California.

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    Studio portrait of Michael Jackson in the 80s.

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    Michael Jackson posing in New York in 1974.

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    Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 in concert on June 6 1974 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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    Studio portrait of Michael Jackson.

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    Michael Jackson appears on the cover of 'Right On!' magazine, circa 1977.

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    Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Diana Ross, Ted Ross in 1978 The Wiz.

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    Michael Jackson in 1983 in London.

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    Michael Jackson relaxing backstage during his "HiStory" concert tour held in New York in 1997.

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    Michael Jackson at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum on Baker Street & Euston Road, London UK unveiling his waxwork on 28 March 1985.

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    Michael Jackson is lead through a crowd by policeman on a promotionial tour of Great Britain in London in 1985.

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    Princess Diana with American pop star Michael Jackson at his concert for the Prince's Trust at Wembley, London, July 1988.

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    Michael Jackson performing the first of two concerts at the National Stadium in Singapore in August 1993.

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    Michael Jackson during 1995 MTV Video Music Awards Rehearsals at Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York, United States.

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    This February 10, 1996 file photo shows Brazilian fans reaching out to touch US pop star Michael Jackson during the filming of Jackson's new video "They Don't Care About Us," in Salvador, Brazil.

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    Madonna and Michael Jackson at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards After Party at Spago's Hosted by Swifty Lazar.

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    Michael Jackson is seen during a visit to the Zoo on November 15, 1996 in Sydney, Australia.

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    Michael Jackson arrives on stage during his "HiStory" concert tour held in New York in 1997.

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    Michael Jackson performs on stage in 1997 in Germany.

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    Michael Jackson Brothers at the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, The Solo Years at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 9/7/2001.

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    Michael Jackson performs on stage during his "BAD" concert tour held at Wembley Stadium ,London on the 15th of July 1988. While performing in London, England Michael breaks a world record with 504,000 people attending 7 sold out shows at Wembley Stadium, more than any other artist.

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    Michael Jackson performs live on stage, 1996, Jerudong Park, Brunei.

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    Michael Jackson performing on stage at the Amsterdam ArenA foer the HIStory Tour.

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    Michael Jackson at the Brit awards in 1996.

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    Michael Jackson performing on stage at the Amsterdam ArenA during the HIStory Tour.

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    Pop icon Michael Jackson performs in concert, part of his HIStory tour November 1, 1996 in Mumbai, India.

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    Michael Jackson performs on stage during is "HIStory" world tour concert at Ericsson Stadium November 10, 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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    Michael Jackson arrives at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Ca. to tape his performance for Dick Clark's "American Bandstand's 50th...A Celebration", Saturday, April 20, 2002.

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    Michael Jackson performs during the Democratic National Committee (DNC) benefit concert, "A Night at the Apollo", at the world-famous Apollo Theater 24 April 2002 in New York.

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    Michael Jackson performs on stage at the taping of the "American Bandstand's 50th A Celebration!", to air on ABC TV on May 3, 2002.

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    Michael Jackson accepts the Humanitarian Award at the 2003 Radio Music Awards.

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    Michael Jackson and Slash at the The 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Michael Jackson and his father Joe Jackson wave to fans as they exit the court after hearing the jury declare Not Guilty on all counts in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Jackson was charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.

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    Michael Jackson gestures as he announces plans for Summer residency at the O2 Arena at a press conference held at the O2 Arena on March 5, 2009 in London, England.

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    Michael Jackson receives the Diamond Award on stage during the 2006 World Music Awards at Earls Court on November 15, 2006 in London.

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    Michael Jackson's This is it.

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    Michael's posthumous Xscape was an 8-song collection of previously unreleased tracks.

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