Thriller is almost 40 years old, and still has all his teeth. This cult album by Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982, propelled his career even higher. Even today, he continues to be celebrated, with the immersive exhibition “Michael Jackson Thriller 40 Immersive Experience” in New York, or the reissue Thriller 40released by Sony.
The original album includes several titles that will become famous, from beat it at Billie John. The piece that gives its name to the disc is accompanied by a clip, a year later, which revolutionizes the art of music video by offering a short film of fourteen minutes, having cost 900,000 dollars.
Co-produced with Quincy Jones, Thriller sold 66 million copies, according to the Guinness World Records, making it the best-selling album of all time. The rest of Michael Jackson’s career confirms his reputation as “King of Pop”. He died, shortly before his farewell tour, on June 25, 2009. Despite several accusations of sexual assault on minors, the singer enjoyed worldwide notoriety until the end of his life. The testimony of two alleged victims, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, was the subject of a documentary in 2019, Leaving Neverland.
What memories do you have of Michael Jackson? Do you have any memories, anecdotes about the star’s hour of glory, or about the release of the album Thriller ? For you, has his music changed anything? How did you react to the various scandals surrounding him, in particular the accusations of sexual assault? Have the recent documentaries on the subject changed your opinion? What legacy do you think MJ will leave behind? Your reactions will be used to write an article. Thanks.