TIL Michael Jackson broke a race barrier for Prince and other artists. Epic promoted Jackson’s singles to R&B and pop radio. Jackson worked with Paul McCartney and Eddie Van Halen. Billie Jean was the 1st video by a black artist in heavy rotation on MTV. The music industry was never the same.

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  1. Thats not so much a fact because not all radio was enamored with Jackson. He wasn’t played on rock or country stations at all. I was around then I guess you just learned a new fact.

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