The King of Pop and His Famous Friends

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by Carly Roye

For the late Michael Jackson, rubbing elbows with people like David Bowie or Donald Trump was just another day at the office. From the studio to Studio 54, take a look back at these rarely seen photos of the King of Pop crossing paths with the world's most famous stars.

 

Andy warhol

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Andy Warhol and Michael Jackson pictured together on August 1, 1981
 

David Bowie, Bette Middler and Cher

 
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David Bowie backstage during his 'Serious Moonlight' tour with actress Bette Midler (second from left), Michael Jackson (center, left) and Cher (second from right), 1983.
 

Steven Tyler and Woody Allen at Studio 54

 
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Steve Rubell, Michael Jackson, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Cherrie Currie at Studio 54 in New York City.
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Woody Allen and Michael Jackson sit together at Studio 54 April, 1977 in New York City. 
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Muhammad Ali

 
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Muhammad Ali, wife Veronica, and Michael Jackson at the 6th Annual RFK Tennis Tournament Party in 1977
 

Donald Trump

 
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Michael Jackson and Donald Trump await take-off for their visit to child AIDS patient Ryan White, in 1990
 

Diana Ross and Barry Manilow

 
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Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Barry Manilow at the 11th Annual American Music Awards in 1984
 

Quincy JOnes, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and Lionel RIchie

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Michael Jackson and his producer Quincy Jones with Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie  at the 28th annual Grammy Awards in 1986
 

Madonna

 
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Michael Jackson and Madonna attend the 63rd Annual Academy Awards after-party in 1991.
 

Elizabeth taylor, Liza Minnelli and Whitney Houston

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Michael Jackson gathers with Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, and Whitney Houston at the United Nego College Fund dinner in 1988 
 

Brooke Shields

 
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Michael Jackson poses with friend and actress Brooke Shields in 1984.
 

Princess Diana

 
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Princess Diana and Michael Jackson at his concert for the Prince's Trust at Wembley, London, July 1988. 
 

Destiny's CHild and SOlange Knowles

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Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child and Solange Knowles at Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary party on September 7, 2001
 

N'sync

 
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Michael Jackson and members of N'Sync at The 16th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2001.
 

Britney Spears

 
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Michael Jackson and Britney Spears backstage at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, August 29, 2002. 
 

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