Michael Jackson passed away eight years ago today. From the start of his career as part of the Jackson Five to the release of his mega-hits "Billie Jean" and "Thriller," he truly cemented his title as the King of Pop. He influenced everyone from his sister Janet to Usher to Justin Timberlake. Not many other artists can compete with his distinct voice and impeccable dance moves. Read more about him at RollingStone.com.