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Thriller [electronic resource] : the musical life of Michael Jackson / Nelson George.

By: George, Nelson.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 2010Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed.Description: 1 online resource (viii, 241 p.).ISBN: 9780306819070 (electronic bk.); 0306819074 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Jackson, Michael, 1958-2009 | Singers -- United States -- Biography | Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography | African American singersGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Thriller.DDC classification: 782.42166092 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold
Contents:
Startin' somethin' : an introduction -- 2009 -- Going back to Gary -- The voice -- Audio/Visual I -- New York, New York -- Audio/Visual II -- Black Hollywood -- "Thriller" -- "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' " -- "Baby Be Mine" -- "The Girl Is MIne" -- "Thriller" -- "Beat It" -- "Billie Jean" -- "Human Nature" -- "PYT (Pretty Young Thing)" -- "Lady in My Life" -- Covering "Thriller" -- The fire, the tour -- The "Bad" years -- The third and final father -- Searching for transcendence -- "This Is It".
Summary: Thriller takes us back to a time in 1982 when Michael Jackson was king of the charts, breaking the color barrier on MTV, heralding the age of video, and becoming the ultimate representation of the crossover dreams of Motown's Berry Gordy, who helped launch Jackson's career with the Jackson 5.
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Startin' somethin' : an introduction -- 2009 -- Going back to Gary -- The voice -- Audio/Visual I -- New York, New York -- Audio/Visual II -- Black Hollywood -- "Thriller" -- "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' " -- "Baby Be Mine" -- "The Girl Is MIne" -- "Thriller" -- "Beat It" -- "Billie Jean" -- "Human Nature" -- "PYT (Pretty Young Thing)" -- "Lady in My Life" -- Covering "Thriller" -- The fire, the tour -- The "Bad" years -- The third and final father -- Searching for transcendence -- "This Is It".

Thriller takes us back to a time in 1982 when Michael Jackson was king of the charts, breaking the color barrier on MTV, heralding the age of video, and becoming the ultimate representation of the crossover dreams of Motown's Berry Gordy, who helped launch Jackson's career with the Jackson 5.

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