Michael Jackson Thriller Alternate Version

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Black background with photograph of Michael Jackson wearing a white suit with a black shirt on the right and white cursive text on the left 

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In 1982, Michael Jackson released his sixth studio album and his best-selling album of all time, Thriller. The iconic photoshoot that accompanied the Thriller album cover features Jackson reclining casually in a white suit. The suit belonged to the credited photographer: Dick Zimmerman. Not visible is the full display of Jackson which features a tiger playfully balancing on his leg. According to Zimmerman, Jackson was afraid that the tiger would scratch his face.

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Marino, T. (2019). The world’s best selling album truly was a thriller. Pure Music Manufacturing. Retrieved from https://pure-music.co.uk/thriller-album-cover/

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