Michael Jackson’s birthday passed again on August 29th. 2016 marked the year in which the King of Pop would have been 58 years old. Personal life aside, Michael was one of the greatest entertainers to have ever lived. His performance ability on stage is yet to be rivaled by any other artist. Here are 20 facts to honor the life of the pop legend, Michael Jackson.
1. Michael Jackson Demoed His Hit in a Video Game
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Michael Jackson was always quick to take advantage of new trends. Michael and his keyboardist Brad Buxtor were asked to compose the music for Sonic The Hedgehog 3 on the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis consoles. An early cut of "Stranger in Moscow" can be seen in the game's credits. This song hit number four on the charts in 1996 and was one of Michael Jackson's personal favorites.