In May this year it was announced that Michael Jackson’s most consequential album, “Thriller,” the biggest selling album of all time, would be celebrated in its 40th year.
It was kicked off at the Billboard Awards on May 15th and on May 16th the official “Thriller 40” double album was announced. It was there and then we at MJWN decided to launch thriller40.com and started to created a website to honor and celebrate the groundbreaking album.
Over the last three months, we’ve enjoyed researching the stories from Michael’s life during the early to mid 1980s. We’ve flicked through 100s if not 1000s of photos, gathering the best ones to use on this site and researched heavily all the songs from the “Thriller” album and beyond, along with all the news between 1982 – 1985.
We thought Michael’s birthday, August 29th, would be the perfect date to launch this site officially. Many have already seen what we were working on. Our thanks to all those who have stumbled upon the website so far and shared their love and appreciation on social media. It’s been wonderful to see the reaction, and we will continue to grow the site over the rest of 2022 as the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album.