Being as huge a phenomenon as he was and still is, down the years several magazines had put Michael Jackson on their covers, getting exclusive interviews and pictures that thrilled his fans.
On his 55th birth anniversary, here is a look at some of them.
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, would have been 56 today. Since his death five years ago, his birthday has become an occasion for both nostalgia and celebration of the contribution he made to the world of music. The legendary artist has been named the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance and fashion made him a global icon for over four decades. He is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.
Here is a look at some of the celebrity mugshots.