Want more video of the King of Pop? Here’s a sampling of some priceless clips available online:
The Ed Sullivan Show in 1969
Fronted by an unbearably adorable and self-possessed Michael, the Jackson 5 performs “I Want You Back.”
Michael Jackson sings Frank Sinatra in 1971
In a skit for a TV special, a pint-sized Jackson channels Ol’ Blue Eyes and lets Diana Ross down easy.
More after the jump…
Opening to Jackson 5ive cartoon
The Jax Brothers got animated in 1971 for a Saturday morning cartoon about their adventures.
Jackson 5 performs with Cher
Michael hits his teen years and sings a medley with a sequined Cher.
The Jacksons meet the Nicholas Brothers in 1977
The tap-dance legends visit the family’s variety show, and Michael joins them for a blistering set.
Sylvia Chase interview for ABC
A poignant, early look at Michael Jackson in 1979 — just before he really took over the world. (Link only.)
“Billie Jean” at the Motown 25 special in 1983
Jackson moonwalks, the audience screams, and a star is reborn.
Frank Sinatra meets Michael Jackson in 1984
Jackson rushes to a recording studio to meet Sinatra, saying shyly, “It’s like a dream come true.”
James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Prince
How’s this for firepower? Jackson sings a few bars at a Brown show, followed by a some manic guitar licks from Prince.
Jackson performing with Britney Spears
Jackson serenades the teen queen in 2001 with “The Way You Make Me Feel.”