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The fall from grace, constant allegations and sharp artistic decline that affected Michael Jackson's last two decades until his death in 2009 often overshadow how talented and groundbreaking he was before the self-aggrandising and his ascent to the throne of The King Of Pop. On Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad, the three multimillion-selling albums that defined him as a solo artist, he was superbly seconded by Quincy Jones, the producer extraordinaire. The other person who helped turn Jackson into a superstar was Frank DiLeo, his manager during five glory years between 1984 and 1989, and the closest the singer came to a father figure to banish the memory of his real-life father, Joe Jackson.

Kiss off Jackson tribute line-up

The rock band Kiss have been dropped from the line-up for a Michael Jackson tribute concert after it emerged the group's bassist had called the dead pop star a child abuser.

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The Jackson family announce an MJ tribute concert will be held in Cardiff in October.

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Michael Jackson's lawyers are battling to save his $900 million secret art collection.

Janet Jackson, Royal Albert Hall, London

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