This Week in Music History: April 15-21 -- Michael Jackson Catches Fire and More
In Greek mythology, Icarus was the guy who flew too close to the sun only to have his wings melt, causing him to fall back into the sea where he drowned.
Back in 1984, Michael Jackson was flying high, the undisputed biggest musician in the whole world. And even though his wings were metaphorical, he got burned in a very real way. There are those who would believe the catalyst for the slow downward spiral that eventually led to Michael Jackson's death happened 28 years ago this week.
To find out what that was, along with important dates involving The Cure's Robert Smith, Joey Ramone, Freddie Mercury and, um, the Federal Bureau of Investigation click on the gallery. View This Week in Music History