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One thing Jackson couldn’t hide from: a life of pain

Published 06/28/2009, Associated Press

It was the last day of shooting for a Pepsi commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1984, and the only hiccup had been an argument between Michael Jackson and an ad executive over whether the young superstar would take off his sunglasses. “Then,” as the executive later wrote, “we set his hair on fire.”

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