Celebrate The King Of Pop's Lasting Legacy
Michael Jackson needs no introduction. The rightful King Of Pop has left an indelible mark on pop music and culture, a relationship with the world that began in 1964 when he made his debut with the Jackson 5. From his auspicious Motown beginnings, the icon morphed into a pop juggernaut with a solo career so prolific it garnered 13 Grammys and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as immortalised him as one of the best-selling performers of all time. Celebrate his enduring legacy with the Kansas City Symphony, special guest director Brent Havens and guest vocalist James Delisco as they chart his hits from the 70s through to the early 2000s.
First rising to stardom as the pint-sized frontman of his family's band in 1969, Jackson made his solo debut just 10 years later at the age of 21. 'Off The Wall' was a phenomenal success with seminal singles 'Rock With You' and 'Don't Stop Till You Get Enough'. But Jackson yearned to break free from the R&B pigeonhole in which the album was placed, following it up with Thriller in 1982, an album destined to become on the best-selling in the history of the United States.