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Michael Jackson: Demise of music mega star

The Sun News On-line "The story of the world acclaimed King of Pop, Michael Jackson will not be complete without tracing the genesis of the Jackson Five, the teen musical group that brought him into the limelight. Michael passed away on Thursday at the UCLA Medical Center in New York after being hit by cardiac arrest. He was 50.

The kind of family that produced Michael had been responsible for his success. Michael’s father, Joseph Jackson was a man of musical ambitions. Back in the days, through a band called The Falcons where he was an electric guitarist, he had struggled without success to have a big break in show business. But what Joe could not get himself he tried to have through his children."

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