On 30th Nov 1982, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 50 million copies. Seven singles were released from the album, including ‘Beat It,’ which featured guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather and ‘Billie Jean.’
This groundbreaking 14-minute masterpiece broke the mold for music videos. In 1983 when MTV was just two years old and videos cost around $100,000 to produce. ‘Thriller’ was shot on a unprecedented budget of $500,000 — in just four days.
Directed by John Landis, who also wrote the screenplay with Michael, ‘Thriller’ has continually been voted the most influential pop music video of all time.
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