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Author Taraborrelli, J. Randy.
Title Michael Jackson : the magic, the madness, the whole story, 1958-2009 / J. Randy Taraborrelli.
Published New York : Grand Central Pub., c2009.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML420.J175 T3 2009    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st Grand Central Publishing ed.
Description xv, 765 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Note Previous editions: 1st published as Michael Jackson: the magic and the madness : Birch Lane Press, 1991; Rev. expanded ed. Sidghwick & Jackson, 2003; Updated pbk. ed. Pan Books, 2004.
"Updated with new chapters on the star's last years and last days"--Dust jacket.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 715-746) and index.
Contents Prologue -- Part 1 -- Introduction -- Joseph and Katherine -- Early days -- Joseph hits Michael -- Climbing mountains -- My poor, poor family -- Rebbie marries -- First record deal -- Jacksons sign with Motown -- Hollywood livin' -- Creating the Jackson 5's first hit -- Michael moves in with Diana -- Success! -- Part 2 -- ABC and 'the Love you save' -- It just kept gettin' better -- Joseph and Katherine buy an estate -- Michael's first solo record -- Growing up in the public eye -- Tito marries -- Groupies -- Rockin' Robin and 'Ben' -- Katherine files for divorce -- Downslide -- Jermaine falls for the boss's daughter -- Part 3 -- Jermaine's and Hazel's wedding -- Las Vegas -- Jackie marries -- Michael's private meeting with Berry -- CBS offers the Jacksons a 'sweet deal' -- Joseph to Jermaine: 'sign it!' -- What's in a name? -- Jacksons leave Motown -- Jackson family values -- Losing to Motown -- Part 4 -- Tatum -- Why do people think I'm gay? -- Michael and Joseph meet with CBS -- Wiz -- Rendezvous with destiny -- Wiz is a flop -- Transition -- Off the wall -- Michael turns twenty-one-and gets his own lawyer -- Joseph's secret -- Katherine is pushed too far -- Jane Fonda -- Part 5 -- First 'nose job'-and other freedoms -- Indirect conversation -- Katherine tills Joseph to 'get out!' -- Did Michael get his way? -- Thriller is a-thriller -- Hayvenhurst -- Michael meets with Berry, again -- Yesterday, today and forever -- Man and the moon -- Billie Jean and 'beat it' videos -- Managerial trouble -- Son vs father -- Putting pressure on Michael -- Another bombastic, attention-getting melodrama? -- Part 6 -- Michael gets burned by Pepsi-Cola -- I never smile with I dance -- Grammys -- Believe me, trouble's ahead -- Another nose job and Katherine's party -- Michael meets the president -- Their last shot -- Misery of the victory tour -- Jackson vs Jackson on the road -- Janet elopes -- Michael is not gay -- Part 7: Michael buys the Beatles' songs -- We are the world -- Prank that didn't work -- More plastic surgery -- Duets gone 'bad' -- Hyperbaric chamber -- Elephant man's bones -- Jackie, Jermaine and Janet -- How 'bad' can it get? -- White man won't let him -- Buying Neverland -- Part 8 -- Enter the moonies -- But what about Michael? -- Attack him-with love -- LaToya gets naked -- Million-dollar bounty on Michael's head -- Michael fires Frandk Dileo -- Michael's mother gets the reward money -- LaToya's drama -- I want more money than anyone else -- David Geffen influences Michael -- Still-struggling Jacksons -- Losing count of the plastic surgeries -- Maddening decade, an uncertain future -- Part 9 -- Michael meets Jordie Chandler -- Have you seen his childhood? -- Place where boys have rights' -- Never do that again, Jordie -- Either Jordie's mom trusts Michael-or she doesn't -- Michael meets Jordie's father -- Dirty minds -- Secret tape recording -- Michael feels betrayed -- Jordies's confession -- Part 10 -- Michael meets with his accusers -- Unsuccessful negotiations -- Jordie sees a psychiatrist -- Jordie will never forgive me -- News is out -- Enter: Lisa Marie Presley -- Elizabeth Taylor to the rescue -- Michael proposes to Lisa Marie -- You'll all be fired -- Chaos and rehab -- Michael stands naked -- LaToya in Madrid -- Michael pays up -- Last word on the matter -- Part 11 -- Michael and Lisa Marie become lovers -- Michael and Lisa Marie: happily ever after? -- Going public -- Lisa Marie wants to know why Michael is 'so selfish' -- Michael goes on the record -- Enter: Debbie Rowe -- Lisa Marie confronts Michael in hospital -- Debbie is pregnant -- Michael's new family -- Lisa Marie has a change of heart -- Lost love -- Martin Bashir documentary -- HIStory, blood on the dance floor & invincible -- Justin & Britney -- Everyone wants to be crazy -- Fathers and sons -- Michael's world caves in-again -- Explaining away his pain -- Way he wants it -- Michael's latest accuser -- Denials all around -- Booze, naked women-and Michael Jackson? -- Family dysfunction -- Jesus juice and Jesus blood -- Time line -- Not Debbie too -- Coda -- Final Years -- What if? -- Memories of Santa Maria -- I don't recall seein' any head lickin' -- Debbie Rowe's testimony -- Odd defence -- Verdict -- Aftermath -- Turning fifty -- Gone too soon -- Man in the mirror -- Personal acknowledgments -- Source notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary From the Publisher: So much has how been said and written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth. This book is the fruit of over 30 years of research and hundreds of exclusive interviews with a remarkable level of access to the very closest circles of the Jackson family-including Michael himself. Cutting through tabloid rumors, J. Randy Taraborrelli traces the real story behind Michael Jackson, from his drilling as a child star through the blooming of his talent to his ever-changing personal appearance and bizarre publicity stunts. This major biography includes the behind-the-scenes story to many of the landmarks in Jackson's life: his legal and commercial battles, his marriages to Lisa Marie Presley and Debbie Rowe, his passions and addictions, his children. Objective and revealing, it carries the hallmarks of all of Taraborrelli's best-sellers: impeccable research, brilliant storytelling and definitive documentation.
Subject Jackson, Michael, 1958-2009.
Jackson, Michael, 1958-2009 -- Family relationships.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Alternate Title Magic, the madness, the whole story, 1958-2009
ISBN 0446564745
OCLC number 422762295