Michael Jackson is one of the most notable pop-rock singers of all time. When Jackson was young, he performed live with his brothers. He later went solo, which earned him many awards, including the best selling album of all time.
1. Pinocchio was Michael’s favorite animated character. This is truly amazing, when you consider how many times Michael underwent Rhinoplasty or a nose job.
2. As a child, Michael’s favorite books were The Old Man and The Sea and Rip Van Winkle.
3. Believe it or not, Michael Jackson probably didn’t have a spot on his body that was not ticklish.
4. Michael once owned a boa constrictor that he named Muscles.
5. The singer used to play pranks on his sister, La Toyah. One of the worst pranks he played on La Toyah was filling her bed with spiders.
6. Michael starred in The Wiz, a movie version of the Wizard of OZ. In The Wiz, Michael played a simple-minded scarecrow.
7. Michael is one of the few stars that have two Hollywood Walk of Fame stars. One of the stars was for his solo career, while the other one was for the part he played in the Jackson Five.
8. Michael was a huge fan of the comedy TV show, The Three Stooges.
9. The singer owned two llamas, which he called Lola and Louis.
10. Michael won 8 Grammys in 1984.
11. Michael had a total of eight sisters and brothers.
12. His marriage to Lisa-Marie Presley ended after 19 months.
13. Michael’s first big hit was Ben. The 1972 song immediately shot to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart after its release.
14. Jackson had a strong relationship with Home Alone child star Macauley Culkin. In fact, Culkin eventually became the godfather of two of Michael’s kids.
15. Michael Jackson’s most popular video, Thriller, was almost banned from release. The video was bashed by Jehovah’s Witnesses, because it features occult imagery. While the video was eventually released, Michael was nearly excommunicated due to its content.