Michael Jackson: As the pint-sized vocal standout in the
Jackson 5, Michael Jackson first stole the spotlight with his soaring voice, but
his 1979 solo shift toward sleek, infectiously rhythmic pop on "Off the Wall"
signaled his maturation into a superstar as mesmerizing in motion ... more as he was on
record. When he rebooted James Brown's gliding "moonwalk" and added a fedora
that might have been swiped from Gene Kelly, Jacko officially graduated to the
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