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30th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller: Queen's University expert


Queen’s University adjunct music professor Robb MacKay is available to talk about the 30th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s landmark album Thriller.

Thriller (released Nov. 30, 1982) won eight Grammy Awards and is the best-selling album of all time, selling between 65 million to 110 million copies (according to various sources).

“Most tracks on Thriller are so well crafted and performed that they feel fresh every time we hear them. It's a very rare collection of songs that holds up so strongly over 30 years. Thriller deserves to be recognized as a landmark album in the history of music,” says Professor MacKay. “Before Michael Jackson’s death, he was becoming more famous for his plastic surgery, bizarre behaviour and child molestation accusations. Listen to Thriller today and it will remind you that Michael Jackson was an incredible musician.”

Please note Professor MacKay has limited availability between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the week.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi (613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (613-533-2877 or Anne.Craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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