Friday, August 14, 2009

Michael Jackson: The Daily Telegraph doesn't get out much

The once mighty Daily Telegraph is over-excited by the news it has to share this morning:

A rare new biography of Michael Jackson by publishers Opus that the star hoped would be the "definitive book about his life" is to go ahead following a legal battle.

Rare? A rare biography?

I suppose it is going to be taking a place on a nearly empty shelf - after all, there's only Michael Jackson - Legend, Hero, Icon: A Tribute to the King of Pop by James Aldis. And Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness by J.Randy Taraborrelli. Oh, and Michael Jackson: Life of a Legend by Michael Heatley. Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson by Ian Halperin, Michael Jackson Conspiracy by Aphrodite Jones, Michael Jackson: Legend 1958-2009 by Chas Newkey-Burden and Michael Jackson: The Unauthorised Biography by Michael Heatley, too, of course. And, perhaps, The Michael Jackson Treasures: Celebrating the King of Pop in Photos and Memorabilia by Jason King, Michael Jackson - King of Pop: 1958 - 2009 by Emily Herbert, In the Studio with Michael Jackson by Bruce Swedien, Michael Jackson: The Visual Documentary by Adrian Grant, Michael Jackson, King of Pop by Wey-Yuih Loh, Michael Jackson: Before He Was King by Todd Gray, The Trials of Michael Jackson by Lynton Guest, Michael Jackson: For The Record by Chris Cadman and Craig Halstead and Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask: An Insider's Story of the King of Pop by Bob Jones and Stacey Brown aside, there's hardly even been a work considering the man's life. I wonder why it's taken so long.

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