On this date, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson’s critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the Wall. Thriller explores similar genres to those of Off the Wall, including pop, R&B, rock and post-disco music.
“First of all, propofol is a powerful, dangerous anesthetic, it’s a liquid. It’s not a sleeping pill, it’s not an anti-anxiety pill, it’s not an anti-depressive pill. […] It doesn’t belong in a home, and even if it’s in the home, you had to have a proper equipment, a proper training personnel. (Dr. Murray) violated every ethical obligation he had as a doctor. Additionally, when your patient is near death, perhaps has passed away, and you’re talking to paramedics and police who are trying to save his life, you don’t withhold the fact that you gave propofol (like Dr Murray did.). And then when you go to the hospital, and people at the hospital are trying to revive him and save his life, and sometimes people are revived, you don’t withhold the fact that you gave propofol. Okay? It’s an outrage from A to Z. I am on the side of the prosecution. I am outraged at what he did to Michael Jackson. I don’t think any of this was necessary. I think he was greedy and selfish and foolish. He tried to cover his tracks and he got caught.”—Thomas Mesereau, Jr., attorney for Michael Jackson at his 2005 trial – on Inside Edition (via -intheround)