Michael Jackson's 15 Most Memorable Moments

On what would have been the singer's 55th birthday, take a look back at the highs and lows of his life and career (16 Photos)

Donna Kaufman on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:23AM

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Michael Jackson's 15 Most Memorable Moments

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Kissing New Wife Lisa Marie Presley on TV, 1994

When Jackson came onstage at the 1994 MTV Music Video Awards, he brought along a surprise guest: wife Lisa Marie Presley, with whom he'd secretly eloped four months earlier. As audience members cheered, the couple kissed passionately -- or at least, that's what they were supposed to be doing. The embrace seemed so awkward and staged that it set off alarm bells. Was Jackson's marriage to Elvis' daughter a sham, designed to make him seem sexually "normal" after he'd been accused of molesting a young boy? Presley remained married to Jackson for only a year-and-a-half, but to this day, she swears that their "unusual" marriage was very loving, and very real.

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