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Michael Jackson at 50: Rare Early Photos, Plus A Survey of His Recent Ups and Downs

Exclusive early images and memorable shots from the Jackson 5 to his legal troubles to Grammy glory

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1971 - at the piano

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1971 - with a dog

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1971 – with a dog

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1971, June : Michael and Jermaine

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1971, June : Michael and Jermaine

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1972 - Basketball

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1972 – Basketball

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1972 - with Janet

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1972 – with Janet

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1972 - with Marlon backstage

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1972 – with Marlon backstage

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1973 - concert

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1973 – concert

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1974 - Concert

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1974 – Concert

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1978 - with Randy network stars

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1978 – with Randy network stars

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1980 - top ten singles

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1980 – top ten singles

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1981 - Brook Shields ACADEMY AWARDS

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1981 – Brook Shields ACADEMY AWARDS

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1984 grammy awards

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1984 grammy awards

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1986 grammy awards

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images Michael Ochs Archive

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 1986 grammy awards

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 2005 -trial with latoya and janet

Photo: Souza/Getty

Michael Jackson 50th Birthday: 2005 -trial with latoya and janet

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