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The man described as ‘The King of Pop’ will return to our screens when Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall premieres on Sunday, March 20, at 9.10pm on Channel Nine.

The fascinating documentary, produced by Spike Lee, brings together never-before-seen footage, including material from Jackson’s personal collection, and interviews with musicians Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson and John Legend, plus family members Katherine Jackson, Joe Jackson and Marlon Jackson.

See a rare chapter of Jackson’s stellar career, from signing his first deal with Motown Records as a member of The Jackson 5 to embarking on a new path with CBS Records and forging an unbreakable musical bond with legendary producer Quincy Jones.

The Off the Wall album released in 1979, co-produced by Jones and Jackson, was his solo debut. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, made him an instant superstar, and became one of the biggest selling albums of all time. Three decades later, Off the Wall’s timeless mixture of pop and funk saw it inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.

See how one of the most talented performers in rock history went from an earnest, passionate, hard-working boy to be crowned the King of Pop, loved by fans around the globe for his brilliant music, his sensational dance moves, and his dazzling videos.