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Joe Vogel: An Exclusive Excerpt from Man in The Music

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Rev Dr Catherine M Gross

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JOSEPH VOGEL is the author of five books, including Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson and The Obama Movement . His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Huffington Post and PopMatters, among other publications.

On Thanksgiving night, the world got a glimpse of Michael Jackson they have never seen before when Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson: Bad 25 made its television premier (ABC, 9:30pm EST). What followed was an exclusive excerpt from Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Wor
k of Michael Jackson, which was used as a resource for Bad 25 and comprehensively explores the artist’s entire solo career — from 1979′s Off the Wall to 2001′s Invincible. The excerpt comes from the third chapter, dedicated to Jackson’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Thriller, the Bad album