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Michael Jackson - farewell to the king of pop

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He was the ultimate performer – an exceptional dancer, a gifted song writer and singer with a burning passion for everything he did. His work continued to inspire new generations of fans around the world, and will no doubt keep his name alive for decades to come. Few musicians can equal the incredible impact Michael Jackson has had on the world of music since he burst onto the scene as a member of the Jackson Five in 1966. As the world mourns the loss of the king of pop, we look back at key moments from a stellar career. Pictured: Michael aged 12, a year after he first teamed up with his brothers in the chart-topping band
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26 JUNE 2009

Michael Jackson - farewell to the king of pop

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