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EDITORS’ NOTES

Michael Jackson's ascent to King of Pop owes plenty to his keen study of the music's biggest stars. The moonwalk has Fred Astaire's combo of smooth vocals and gravity-defying footwork in its DNA; Diana Ross' spirited soprano colored his expressive approach to singing; and James Brown's bandleading mastery and ecstatic hiccups and shouts informed the military-grade precision of Jackson's musicianship and his singular extra-lingual vocalizations.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Michael Jackson's ascent to King of Pop owes plenty to his keen study of the music's biggest stars. The moonwalk has Fred Astaire's combo of smooth vocals and gravity-defying footwork in its DNA; Diana Ross' spirited soprano colored his expressive approach to singing; and James Brown's bandleading mastery and ecstatic hiccups and shouts informed the military-grade precision of Jackson's musicianship and his singular extra-lingual vocalizations.

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