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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'Thriller' Video Premieres, 1983

Widely considered the greatest music video of all time, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" single-handedly transformed the music video from a promotional tool into an art form. The 14-minute, $500,000 opus features werewolves, zombies, cutting-edge special effects and one of the most memorable dance routines in history. The video was a sensation, with MTV airing it twice an hour in response to fan requests. And to say it helped record sales would be an understatement: Thriller was, and still is, the best-selling album of all time.

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