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The Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 in 1970. Front: Michael and Marlon. Back: Jermaine, Jackie and Tito
Background information
Also known as The Jackson Brothers
The Jackson Five
The Jackson 5ive
J5
The Jacksons
Origin Gary, Indiana
Genre(s) R&B, soul, Motown, pop, disco, funk
Years active 1966–1990
Label(s) Steeltown
Motown
Philadelphia International
Epic
Former members
Jackie Jackson
Tito Jackson
Jermaine Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson

The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet (and briefly a sextet and quartet) from Gary, Indiana. The group, fully active from 1966 to 1990, regularly played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, funk, and later disco. Considered "one of the biggest phenomenons in pop music"[1] during the early 1970s, the Jackson 5 are also notable for launching the careers of their lead singers Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957) is an American singer, former member of The Jackson 5, and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Jermaine LaJaune Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz[1] (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Sigmund Esco Jackie Jackson (born May 4, 1951) is an American singer and musician, a former member of The Jackson 5, and the oldest son in the Jackson music family. ... Toriano Adaryll Tito Jackson (born on October 15, 1953 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and guitarist and a charter member of the The Jackson 5. ... This article is about the city. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... The Motown Sound is a style of soul music with distinctive characteristics, including the use of tambourine along with drums, bass instrumentation, a distinctive melodic and chord structure, and a call and response singing style originating in gospel music. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the music genre. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Steeltown Records is a short-lived record label active from 1966 to 1972 formed by Gordon Keith in Gary, Indiana. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... Philadelphia International Records is a record label founded by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in 1971. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Sigmund Esco Jackie Jackson (born May 4, 1951) is an American singer and musician, a former member of The Jackson 5, and the oldest son in the Jackson music family. ... Toriano Adaryll Tito Jackson (born on October 15, 1953 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and guitarist and a charter member of the The Jackson 5. ... Jermaine LaJaune Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz[1] (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957) is an American singer, former member of The Jackson 5, and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... This article is about the former member of The Jacksons. ... The first major American popular songwriter, Stephen Foster Even before the birth of recorded music, American popular music had a profound effect on music across the world. ... A quintet is a formation containing five members. ... A Sextet is a formation containing exactly six members. ... A quartet is a group of four identical or similar objects, or a grouping of four persons for a common purpose. ... This article is about the city. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... This article is about the music genre. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Jermaine LaJaune Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz[1] (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ...


The Jackson 5 were the eldest five sons of Katherine & Joseph Jackson: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael. Joseph Jackson formed the early incarnation of the band in 1962 and served as its manager, with Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and unrelated youths Reynaud Jones and Milton Hite comprising its original lineup. Within a year, however, Michael and Marlon joined the band forming the principal lineup of the group. Katherine Jackson (born Katherine Esther Screws on May 4, 1930) is the matriarch of the Jacksons musical dynasty and the mother of pop music icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Joseph Walter Jackson (a. ... Sigmund Esco Jackie Jackson (born May 4, 1951) is an American singer and musician, a former member of The Jackson 5, and the oldest son in the Jackson music family. ... Toriano Adaryll Tito Jackson (born on October 15, 1953 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and guitarist and a charter member of the The Jackson 5. ... Jermaine LaJaune Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz[1] (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957) is an American singer, former member of The Jackson 5, and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ...


Signed to the Motown label from 1968 to 1975, and to Epic/CBS Records (as "The Jacksons") from 1975 until their disbanding in 1990, the Jackson 5 were one of the most popular groups of the era and became the first recording act to have their first four major label singles ("I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There") reach the top of the American charts. Several future singles, among them "Mama's Pearl", "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Dancing Machine", were Top 5 pop hits and number-one hits on the R&B singles chart. Most of the early hits were written and produced by a specialized songwriting team known as The Corporation™; later Jackson 5 hits were crafted chiefly by Hal Davis. Motown Records, Inc. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... I Want You Back is a 1969 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... ABC is a 1970 number-one hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... The Love You Save is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... Ill Be There is a soul song written by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Mamas Pearl was a hit recording for the Jackson 5 in 1970. ... Never Can Say Goodbye was a 1971 hit single by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label, one of their most successful singles. ... Dancing Machine is a 1973 song recorded by The Jackson 5, released as a single in 1974. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... The Corporationâ„¢ was a collective of songwriters and record producers assembled in 1969 by Motown label head Berry Gordy to create hit records for the labels new act, The Jackson 5. ... Hal Davis was an African American songwriter and record producer, best known as the key figure in the latter part of the Motown career of The Jackson 5. ...


Significantly, they were the first black teen idols to appeal equally to white audiences. Upon their departure from Motown for CBS in 1975, the Jacksons were forced to change their name and replace Jermaine (who remained at Motown) with younger brother Randy. The group took control of their songwriting, production, and image, and their success continued into the 1980s with hits such as "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" and "State of Shock", and the highly successful Victory Tour. The Jacksons officially disbanded in 1990, after the commercial underperformance of their 1989 album 2300 Jackson Street, recorded mostly without Michael. Teen Idols (not to be confused with the DC hardcore band Teen Idles) are a punk band based in Nashville. ... Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) was a very popular hit record for American funk and soul quintet The Jacksons when it was released as a single in late-1978. ... State of Shock was a very popular 1984 recording by The Jacksons and Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger. ... The Victory Tour was a music tour of the United States and Canada by The Jacksons that started July 6, 1984 and ended December 9, 1984. ... 2300 Jackson Street was the final album released by American band The Jacksons. ...

Contents

History

Early works

The Jacksons were a working-class family from Gary, Indiana. Katherine, being a Jehovah's Witness, raised the children as such, while their father, Joe, who started studying with the Witnesses, instead decided he would not join that faith. Their father, a steel mill employee who often performed in an R&B band called "The Falcons" with his brother Luther, was a strict disciplinarian. Many of the Jackson children recall being spanked or whipped by Joe for misbehaving. This article is about the city. ...


The children found an outlet in doing jumping jacks, with elder brothers Jackie (born Sigmund Esco Jackson, 1951), Tito (born Toriano Adaryll Jackson, 1953), and Jermaine Lajuan (b. 1954) borrowing their father's guitar without his permission and playing along to the radio. Younger brothers Marlon David (b. 1957) and Michael Joseph (b. 1958) were allowed to watch as long as they did not tell. Joseph eventually discovered that the older three boys were playing his guitar when Tito broke one of the strings.[2] Although he was furious at first and punished Tito, Joseph realized the boys had talent and began making plans to create a musical act for them.


In 1963, Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine began performing around the Gary area with neighborhood children Milford Hite (on drums) and Reynaud Jones (on keyboards), in a group called The Jackson Brothers. Joe Jackson served as the manager, at first only part-time, and then eventually quitting his job at the steel mill. Jermaine sang lead and played bass, and Tito played guitar. A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...


In 1964, younger brothers Marlon and Michael joined the group. Already showing talent as a singer and dancer,[3] Michael replaced Jermaine as lead vocalist by mid-1967. Shirley Cartman, Tito's junior high orchestra teacher, noticed the group's talents and served as an early mentor to the group, by then they called themselves The Jackson Five a name given to them by a lady in their neighborhood.


During this period, the boys toured Indiana extensively, and after winning a major local talent show in 1966 with a rendition of The Temptations' "My Boy", led by Michael, they began playing professional gigs in Chicago, Illinois and across the mid-eastern U.S. Many of these gigs were in a string of black clubs and venues collectively known as the "chitlin' circuit", and the young kids sometimes had to open for strip teasers and other adult acts in order to earn money. “Temptations” redirects here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the book or movie Striptease see Striptease (book) and Striptease (movie) A striptease is a performance, usually a dance, in which the performer gradually removes their clothing for the purposes of sexually arousing the audience, usually performed in nightclubs. ...


Shirley Cartman got the Jackson Five a record deal with Gordon Keith's local Steeltown label, and the group began making their first recordings in 1967. Their first single, "Big Boy", became a regional hit. During this period, Johnny Jackson (no relation) on drums and Ronnie Rancifer on keys replaced Milford Hite and Reynaud Jones. Johnny Porter Jackson (3 March 1951—March 1, 2006) was an African American musician, noted for being the drummer for The Jackson 5 from their early Gary, Indiana days until the end of their famed career at Motown. ... Ronnie Rancifer is an African American musician and songwriter, noted for being the original keyboardist for The Jackson 5 from their early Gary, Indiana days until the end of their famed career at Motown. ...


The Jackson Five had a number of admirers in their early days, including Sam & Dave, who helped the group secure a spot in the famous Amateur Night competition at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The group won the August 13, 1967 competition during the Amateur Night showdown at the Apollo, impressing Motown Records artist Gladys Knight of The Pips. Knight recommended the group to Motown chief Berry Gordy, but Gordy, who already had teenager Stevie Wonder on his roster, was hesitant to take on another child act because of the child labor laws and other problems involved. Samuel David Moore (b. ... Apollo Theater marquee, c. ... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer, actress and author. ... For the BBC pips, see Greenwich Time Signal. ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ...


Influences

The Jackson 5 in an official Motown photo c.1971, l-r Tito, Marlon, Michael, Jackie, and Jermaine
The Jackson 5 in an official Motown photo c.1971, l-r Tito, Marlon, Michael, Jackie, and Jermaine

The Jackson Five's sound was influenced by many of the biggest stars of the 1960s, especially including family funk bands Sly & the Family Stone and The Isley Brothers, soul pioneer Marvin Gaye, doo-wop boy band Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, and soul shouters like Wilson Pickett, Jackie Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Joe Tex and James Brown.[4] At the time of their early success, soul and funk stars, especially coming from Motown Records, were among the most popular musicians; Motown had launched the careers of dozens of the decade's biggest stars, most notably Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and Diana Ross & the Supremes. Image File history File links Jackson5. ... Image File history File links Jackson5. ... Toriano Adaryll Tito Jackson (born on October 15, 1953 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and guitarist and a charter member of the The Jackson 5. ... Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957) is an American singer, former member of The Jackson 5, and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Sigmund Esco Jackie Jackson (born May 4, 1951) is an American singer and musician, a former member of The Jackson 5, and the oldest son in the Jackson music family. ... Jermaine LaJaune Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz[1] (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Sly & the Family Stone was an American rock band from San Francisco, California. ... The Isley Brothers (IPA: ) are an African-American music group from Cincinnati, Ohio, who hold the record for being the longest-running charted group in music history. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Doo-wop is a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music popular in the mid-1950s to the early 1960s in America. ... A boy band is a type of pop group featuring three or more young male singers. ... Frankie Lymon (September 30, 1942 - February 27, 1968) was the leader of a doo wop group called The Teenagers. ... Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B/Rock and Roll and soul singer. ... For the British author, see Jacqueline Wilson. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ... Joe Tex (born Joseph Arrington Jnr, in Baytown, Texas, on 8 August 1933; died in Navasota, Texas, on 13 August 1982) was an American soul singer most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... Smokey Robinson (born February 19, 1940) is an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ...


From these sources, The Jackson Five developed many of their vocal arrangement styles and dance movements. The group's multi-lead vocal style was inspired by that of The Family Stone, while young Michael adapted Jackie Wilson and James Brown's impassioned singing and dancing styles into his own.


Joining Motown

By 1968, the Jackson 5 were a headlining act for the All Star Floor Show at Chicago's The Guys' and Gals' Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant. From July 12–27, 1968, the Jackson 5 opened for Motown group Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers at Chicago's Regal Theater. Taylor was also very impressed with the boys, and he decided to make the commitment to bring them to Detroit and Motown. Joseph and the Jackson Five stayed on the floor of Bobby Taylor's Detroit apartment the night of July 22, while Taylor and Motown executive Suzanne de Passe arranged for the Jackson Five to audition for the label. is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bobby Taylor (far left) and the Vancouvers circa 1966, when the group was known as Little Daddie & the Bachelors. Wes Henderson is second from left, and Tommy Chong is third from left. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Suzanne de Passe (born in 1948 in New York City, New York) is an African-American entertainment executive; the CEO of television production company de Passe Entertainment. ...


On July 23, the Salade Five had their Motown audition, for which they performed James Brown’s then current hit "I Got the Fever". Berry Gordy was not in attendance, but the audition was videotaped and sent to him in Los Angeles. Gordy's initial reluctance to sign the group disappeared when he finally saw the boys perform. Gordy decided to sign the Jackson Five to Motown, and hosted a party at his Detroit mansion on November 25, 1968 to introduce them to the Motown staff and stars. is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed Videotape is a means of recording images and sound onto magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Motown began negotiations to buy out the Jackson Five's Steeltown contract, completing the deal in March 1969. By the summer, Bobby Taylor began producing the group's first recordings at Motown's Hitsville U.S.A. recording studio in Detroit. The early Taylor-produced Jackson Five records were all covers of both contemporary hits and Motown-standards, including Sly & the Family Stone's "Stand!" and their famous rendition of The Miracles' "Who's Lovin' You", written by Smokey Robinson. Hitsville U.S.A, as seen in The Temptations (1998). ... Detroit redirects here. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Stand! is a 1969 song by the soul/rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone. ... The Miracles (known from 1965 to 1972 as Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) are an American musical group from Detroit, Michigan, notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordys Motown Records. ... Whos Lovin You is a Motown soul song, written in 1960 by William Smokey Robinson. ... William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ...


Gordy moved the Jackson Five and Joseph to California, and he and Suzanne de Passe began the process of grooming them as the label's next big act, while the rest of the family remained in Gary. While looking for a house in California, Joseph, Jermaine, Tito, and Jackie lived with Berry Gordy, while Michael and Marlon lived with Motown star Diana Ross. For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ...


Jackson 5 discovery credit discrepancy

The Jackson 5 in concert.
The Jackson 5 in concert.

In the meantime, Motown's marketing team began preparing press kits and other promotion material to begin the Jackson 5's entrance into the mainstream music industry. Motown publicity significantly altered the group's history, reducing Michael's age from eleven to eight to make him appear cuter, identifying unrelated band musicians Johnny Jackson and Ronnie Rancifer as cousins of the Jacksons, and crediting Diana Ross with discovering the group.[5] According to their official Motown biography, referenced in several early interviews and liner notes, Diana Ross (and, in some versions of the story, Berry Gordy alongside her) was introduced to the Jackson 5 by Gary, Indiana's mayor, Richard G. Hatcher, at a benefit concert that the Jackson 5 were described as having played for the mayor in 1969. Impressed, Ross (and Gordy) had the act signed to Motown and Ross personally acted as their mentor. The Jackson 5 in concert. ... The Jackson 5 in concert. ... Richard Gordon Hatcher became the first African-American mayor of Gary, Indiana on January 1, 1968. ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ...


Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5

The cover to the Jackson 5's first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969.
The cover to the Jackson 5's first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969.

The Jackson 5 practiced and rehearsed continuously during the late summer and early fall of 1969. Diana Ross formally introduced the Jackson 5 to the public on August 11, 1969, at a Beverly Hills, California club called The Daisy. Towards the end of August, the Jackson 5 made their first television appearance, singing The Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" at the Miss Black America Pageant in Madison Square Garden, New York City. The Cover to The Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5. ... The Cover to The Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5. ... Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 was the 1969 debut album from Gary, Indiana-based soul family bandThe Jackson 5, released on the Motown label. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Beverly Hills redirects here. ... Its Your Thing was a very successful single for the Isley Brothers when it was released in 1969. ... The Miss Black America pageant is a competition for young Black American women in areas such as speech, talent, style, and poise — essentially the black version of the popular Miss America pageant. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The Jackson 5's first single, "I Want You Back", was written and produced by four Motown songwriters and producers — Berry Gordy, Alphonzo Mizell, Deke Richards, and Freddie Perren — who were collectively billed as The Corporation™. "I Want You Back" was released as a single for The Jackson 5, as Motown decided to officially bill the group, on October 7. The group performed "I Want You Back", Sly & the Family Stone's "Sing a Simple Song", The Delfonics' "Can You Remember", and James Brown's "There Was a Time" as part of their appearance on The Hollywood Palace as special guests of Diana Ross & the Supremes. "I Want You Back" was the only single from the Jackson 5's first album, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, which was released in December 1969. The song reached number one in January, 1970. I Want You Back is a 1969 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... Alphonzo Fonce Mizell is an African American musician, songwriter, and record producer. ... Deke Richards, also known as Dennis Lussier, is a songwriter and record producer. ... Frederick Freddie Perren (1943 - December 16, 2004) was an African American songwriter and record producer. ... The Corporationâ„¢ was a collective of songwriters and record producers assembled in 1969 by Motown label head Berry Gordy to create hit records for the labels new act, The Jackson 5. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sing a Simple Song is a 1968 song by the soul/rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone, the b-side to their #1 hit Everyday People. The songs lyrics, sung in turn by Sly Stone, Freddie Stone, Rose Stone, and Larry Graham, with spoken word (or, rather, shouted... The Delfonics are a quintessential Philadelphia soul singing group, most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... The Hollywood Palace was an hour-long television variety show produced by Nick Vanoff. ... Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 was the 1969 debut album from Gary, Indiana-based soul family bandThe Jackson 5, released on the Motown label. ...


Popularization and franchise expansion

Most of the early Jackson 5 singles were written and produced by The Corporation, who crafted for the Jackson 5 a sound that mixed the traditional "Motown Sound" with teenage-honed lyrics that they termed "bubblegum soul". The Jackson 5 became an instant sensation, with "I Want You Back" and its 1970 follow-ups "ABC", "The Love You Save," and "I'll Be There" all going to #1 on both the Billboard Pop Singles chart and the Billboard Soul Singles (R&B) chart. Other early Top 5 hits included "Mama's Pearl" and "Never Can Say Goodbye." The Motown Sound is a style of soul music with distinctive characteristics, including the use of tambourine along with drums, bass instrumentation, a distinctive melodic and chord structure, and a call and response singing style originating in gospel music. ... ABC is a 1970 number-one hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... The Love You Save is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... Ill Be There is a soul song written by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Mamas Pearl was a hit recording for the Jackson 5 in 1970. ... Never Can Say Goodbye was a 1971 hit single by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label, one of their most successful singles. ...


Now successful, Joseph was finally able to arrange to move Katherine and the rest of the family out to California in 1970. First moving into a two-story residence at 1616 Queens Road in Los Angeles, the Jackson family moved to a gated mansion they called "Hayvenhurst", which was purchased by Joseph in March 1971. Hayvenhurst (Avenue) was the nickname that the Jackson family from Gary, Indiana gave to their gated mansion, in Encino, California. ...


"Lil Boymania" swept the nation, and within a year of their debut the Jackson 5 were among the biggest names in popular music. The group essentially replaced The Supremes as Motown's main marketing focus, and, capitalizing upon the youth-oriented appeal of the Jackson brothers, Motown licensed dozens of Jackson 5-related juvenile products, including the now famous J5 Heart logo which appears on Johnny Jacksons drum kit and many of the Jackson 5's album covers, stickers, sewable patches, posters, and coloring books. A new teen magazine aimed at African-American youth, Right On!, began publication in 1971, and focused heavily on the Jackson 5; at least one Jackson adorned the cover of every issue published between January 1972 and April 1974. Animation producers Rankin/Bass produced The Jackson 5ive, a Saturday morning cartoon that debuted on September 11, 1971 and ran for two seasons on ABC. The Jackson 5 starred in two of their own television specials, Goin' Back to Indiana (aired September 16, 1971) and The Jackson 5 Show (aired November 5, 1972). A label is any kind of tag attached with adhesive to something so as to identify the object or its contents. ... A coloring book is a type of book containing line art for a reader to add color to, with crayons, colored pencils, or similar implements. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Right On is an American teen magazine. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. ... A scene from Rankin/Basss The Jackson 5ive Saturday morning cartoon. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1971 in television involved some significant events. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... A television special is a television program, typically a short film or television movie, which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally scheduled for a given time slot. ... Goin Back to Indiana was a live/soundtrack album by The Jackson 5 for Motown Records, taken from their September 16, 1971 ABC TV special of the same name. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1971 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1971 in television, other events of 1972, 1973 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1972-73 American network television schedule. ...

A scene from Rankin-Bass's The Jackson 5ive Saturday morning cartoon.
A scene from Rankin-Bass's The Jackson 5ive Saturday morning cartoon.

In 1971, Motown began a spin-off solo career for Michael, whose first single, "Got to Be There," was a Top 5 hit. Michael also sang the title track for the 1972 motion picture Ben. His other successful solo singles included "Rockin' Robin" and "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (both 1972). Jermaine started a solo career of his own in 1972, and had a Top Ten hit with his Shep and the Limelites cover "Daddy's Home" Jackie also recorded a solo album, but his releases failed to chart. Despite fan rumors that all three Jacksons might leave the group as they released solo work, the solo careers of Michael, Jermaine, and Jackie co-existed alongside that of the group as a whole, allowing Motown to expand the success and sales of Jackson 5-related releases. The Jackson 5ive cartoon This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... The Jackson 5ive cartoon This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Rankin-Bass (aka Videocraft International) is an American production company, known for its seasonal television specials. ... A scene from Rankin/Basss The Jackson 5ive Saturday morning cartoon. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... This article is about motion pictures. ... Audio sample Ben was a number-one hit recording by a teenaged Michael Jackson for the Motown label in 1972. ... Shep and the Limelites was a popular American doo-wop group in the early 1960s. ...


Relationships and marriages

The Jackson 5 was also notable for its significant popularity with adolescent girls during the early 1970s. Thousands of young girls fell in love with the Jackson brothers, especially Jermaine and Michael. Michael Jackson's biographer, J. Randy Taraborrelli, has said that the elder brothers engaged in sexual relations with several of their female fans at hotels shared between them while younger brothers Michael and Marlon watched in the same room.[6] Michael himself, despite being the most popular member of the group, would remain shy about dating for most of his adolescence. Tito was the first Jackson brother to marry, marrying his high school girlfriend Dee Dee in June 1972. J. Randy Taraborrelli is a journalist and biographer. ...


Against the wishes of his father, Jermaine began a relationship with Berry Gordy's daughter Hazel. Jermaine and Hazel Gordy's relationship was highly publicized in magazines such as Right On!, Ebony, and Jet, and the two were married at a gala wedding ceremony held on December 15, 1973 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, and Jamie Foxx on the 60th anniversary cover of Ebony Magazine, November 2005 Ebony, a magazine for the African American market, was founded by John H. Johnson and has been published since the autumn of 1945. ... Jet magazine is a popular African-American publication founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1951 by John H. Johnson of Johnson Publishing Company. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The Beverly Hills Hotel is a hotel on Sunset Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA. It was opened on May 12, 1912 and started by Margaret J. Anderson and her son, Stanley S. Anderson. ...


Decline

After 1972, the Jackson 5's releases were less successful, but they still did very well. Later Top 20 hits, mostly written and produced by Hal Davis, included "Lookin' Through the Windows" (1972) and the disco-styled "Dancing Machine" (1974), which popularized the "Robot" dance routine. Jackson 5 albums declined somewhat in critical acclaim and financial success during the latter part of their Motown tenure, although LPs such as Lookin' Through the Windows (1972) and G.I.T.: Get It Together (1973) frequently included successful album tracks, including their version of "Hum Along and Dance", a popular number in their live act. Hal Davis was an African American songwriter and record producer, best known as the key figure in the latter part of the Motown career of The Jackson 5. ... Dancing Machine is a 1973 song recorded by The Jackson 5, released as a single in 1974. ... The robot (or mannequin) is an illusionary dance style often confused with popping that attempts to imitate a dancing robot or mannequin. ... Lookin Through the Windows was a 1972 soul album released by the legendary Jackson 5. ... Hum Along and Dance is a soul song written for the Motown label by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. ...


Critics, the Jackson 5, and Joseph Jackson agreed that the main reason for the group's declining success was Motown's refusal to update their image. Although they played their own instruments on stage and had begun writing and producing songs in their own home recording studio, the Jacksons were not allowed to play on their own records or record their own material. Feeling that the Jackson 5 could be more of a success without Motown, which was by this time declining in success and popularity, Joseph began shopping for a new record deal for his sons.


The move to CBS Records

The cover to the 1978 album Destiny.
The cover to the 1978 album Destiny.

In 1975, Joseph negotiated a new recording contract with CBS Records, who offered a royalty rate of 20% per record, compared to Motown's standard 2.8%; and would allow the Jackson brothers to write and produce their own records and play their own instruments. After unsuccessfully attempting to talk the group into staying on the label, Motown sued for breach of contract. Although Motown eventually let the group go, the Jackson 5 were forced to change their name to The Jacksons, because Motown retained the "Jackson 5" trademark during the settlement of the lawsuit. The Jacksons also replaced Jermaine with the youngest Jackson brother, 14-year-old Randy, since Jermaine chose to stay with Motown and the Gordys. Randy had been an unofficial member of The Jackson 5 since 1972, playing congas onstage as part of their live act. Destiny by The Jacksons. ... Destiny by The Jacksons. ... Destiny was a 1978 album by American band The Jacksons for CBS/Epic Records. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... “(TM)” redirects here. ... This article is about the former member of The Jacksons. ...


After losing the Jacksons, Motown would not have another success of their caliber for the duration of Berry Gordy's ownership of the label. Gordy often said of the Jackson 5 that they were, coming after the label's most famous acts, "the last big stars to come rolling off the [Motown] assembly line."[7]


In summer 1976, CBS television signed the Jackson family (including Michael, Marlon, Tito, Jackie, Randy, Rebbie, LaToya, and Janet) to appear in their own variety show, to compete with ABC's The Osmonds. The Jacksons debuted on June 16, 1976, and ran on CBS until its cancellation the following March. The show was the first variety show hosted by an African American family. This article is about the broadcast network. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... The Osmonds are an American family pop group who achieved enormous worldwide success as teenybopper idols in the 1970s. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1975 in television, other events of 1976, 1977 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1976-77 American network television schedule. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


At first, part of CBS's Philadelphia International Records division, and later moving over to Epic Records, the Jacksons continued releasing popular singles such as "Enjoy Yourself" (1976), produced by Philadelphia International's Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff. After two LPs produced by Gamble and Huff, the Jacksons wanted artistic control, and produced their next LP, 1978's Destiny, on their own. The album included the Jacksons' biggest post-Motown single, "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", which charted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number three on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. "Shake Your Body", written by Michael and Randy, sold over two million copies, attaining double-platinum status. Destiny also went platinum, and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard 200 album chart and number three on the R&B album charts. In 1979, the Jacksons received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.-1... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Enjoy Yourself was a hit recording for The Jacksons when it was released in 1976. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Destiny was a 1978 album by American band The Jacksons for CBS/Epic Records. ... Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) was a very popular hit record for American funk and soul quintet The Jacksons when it was released as a single in late-1978. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


The 1980s

The cover to the 1984 album Victory.
The cover to the 1984 album Victory.

In 1978, Michael starred alongside Diana Ross in the Motown/Universal Pictures motion picture The Wiz, an adaptation of the Broadway musical based upon L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Quincy Jones was the producer of the film's songs, and he and Michael began work on Michael’s first Epic solo album, Off the Wall, the next year. Off the Wall, released in 1979, sold 20 million copies worldwide and featured four Top 10 hit singles and two number-one singles, causing some speculation about whether Michael would leave the Jacksons. Download high resolution version (949x936, 851 KB)Victory by The Jacksons. ... Download high resolution version (949x936, 851 KB)Victory by The Jacksons. ... Victory is a 1984 album by The Jacksons for CBS/Epic Records. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[1] Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) is a childrens book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ... For other uses, see Off the Wall (disambiguation). ...


Michael Jackson continued to perform with his brothers, Triumph in 1980, which featured the hits "Lovely One" and "Can You Feel It". 1981 saw the release of the gold-selling The Jacksons Live!, using recordings from the "Triumph" tour. In 1988, Rolling Stone magazine described the Triumph tour as one of the best 25 tours from 1967 to 1987. The Triumph LP and tour were successful, but were outperformed by Michael's 1982 LP Thriller. Thriller went on to become the second most successful album ever in the United States (after the Eagles' Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)), and to date stands as the world's best-selling album of all time. Triumph was a 1980 album by The Jacksons for CBS/Epic Records. ... Music sample White Rabbit vs. ... The Jacksons Live! is a live album by The Jacksons, recorded and released during their popular Triumph tour in 1981. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Alternate cover Special Edit release cover. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) is the first greatest hits compilation by the American band Eagles, released in 1976. ...


The Motown 25 television special, broadcast on NBC on May 16, 1983, featured a reunion performance between Jermaine and the other brothers. Outside of one 1979 appearance on the TV show Midnight Special this was the original Jackson 5's first performance in nearly seven years. The Motown 25 Jackson 5 reunion was overshadowed, however, by Michael's landmark performance of "Billie Jean" on the same program, which introduced his trademark "moonwalk" dance. This article is about the television network. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // February 8 - Minipops premieres on Channel 4 in the UK. Though a ratings success, it is canceled after the first series due to heavy media criticism. ... The Midnight Special was a weekly musical television series during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman and airing on NBC. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972 then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was... This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ... A street dancer doing the moonwalk in Madrid. ...


The Jacksons released the album Victory in 1984, featuring the hit single "State of Shock" with guest star Mick Jagger, and supported the album with the massively successful Victory World Tour. The Victory album and tour marked the official return of Jermaine to the group's lineup, making them a sextet. State of Shock was a very popular 1984 recording by The Jacksons and Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger. ... Sir Michael Phillip Mick Jagger (born July 26, 1943) is a English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... The Victory Tour was a music tour of the United States and Canada by The Jacksons that started July 6, 1984 and ended December 9, 1984. ... A Sextet is a formation containing exactly six members. ...


Shortly after the Victory Tour, Michael left the Jacksons, as his solo career had led to the success of Thriller and its singles. His name recognition as a solo act had also grown, despite touring as part of a group. The other brothers eventually drifted apart to take on solo projects (although most of them appeared with Michael on the U.S. For Africa single "We Are the World" in 1985). The Jacksons reunited for one last album, 2300 Jackson Street in 1989. While every Jackson sibling except for LaToya appeared on the title track, a #9 R&B hit single, most of the album featured Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, and Randy as the line up. Michael Jackson's fame as a solo act as well as the growing fame of the group's youngest sister, Janet Jackson, had overshadowed the group entirely. A CD compilation of hits from the CBS/Epic years, The Essential Jacksons, was released in 2004, as was a separate compilation assembled by Universal/Hip-O, The Jacksons Story. Alternate cover Special Edit release cover. ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that was featured in Captain EO. For the album with the same title, see We Are the World (album). ... 2300 Jackson Street was the final album released by American band The Jacksons. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ... The Essential Jacksons is the first compilation to cover The Jacksons fourteen-year long tenure at CBS/Epic Records. ... The Jacksons Story, released on Hip-O Select/UTV Records on July 20, 2004, covers fourteen years of hit singles scored by the legendary Jacksons between 1969 and 1983. ...


2008 and Reunion Tour

On November 26th, 2007 Jermaine Jackson announced that he and his brothers will begin to tour "sometime in 2008" and that "Michael will be involved" "He Has to Be, He's a Jackson". He states, "We feel we have to do it one more time. We owe that to the fans and to the public" Michael Jackson is yet to be confirmed, but reports suggest that this is not a hoax, and that this could be the first time since 2001 they were together on stage (In 2001 Michael and The Jacksons performed for a TV special)


Post-history and followers

Tito Jackson, like his father before him, organized his three sons into a musical group called 3T, who had a #2 UK hit, titled "Why?", in August 1996, (which featured a guest appearance from Michael Jackson). Soon afterwards, Tito began a low-key career as a blues musician. Randy Jackson remained out of the spotlight, mostly assisting his brothers in various ventures. For two years (2004/2005), Randy was the webmaster for Michael's last official website, MJJ Source, which is now closed. 3T are an American musical group made up of Tito Jackson and the late Delores Dee-Dee Jacksons three sons: Tariano Adaryll Taj, Jr. ... Blues music redirects here. ...


The Jackson 5's influence on later performers has been profound, inspiring a number of performers from diverse fields, including indie rock band Dashboard Confessional,[4] R&B groups New Edition[8] and B5,[9] and boy band Hanson.[10] One of the most archetypal Jackson 5 followers were Five Star, a British black family act from the mid-80s comprising of siblings Stedman, Doris, Lorraine, Deniece and Delroy Pearson. The group were also managed by their father, Buster Pearson and began recording when youngest member Delroy was twelve years old. The group were often compared to the Jackson 5 by the press. Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Dashboard Confessional is an American emo band, led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Carrabba, from Boca Raton, Florida, USA. // This current line-up includes Carrabba (vocals, guitar), John Lefler (guitar), Scott Shoenbeck (bass) and Mike Marsh (drums). ... New Edition is an American R&B/Pop group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, that was most popular during the 1980s. ... For other uses, see B5. ... Not to be confused with Hanson Brothers or The Hanson Brothers. ... Five Star on the cover of their Treat Me Like A Lady single from 1990 Five Star (aka 5 Star) is a British pop / R&B group, from Romford in Essex, England which was formed in 1983. ... Buster Pearson is the father and manager of 80s pop group Five Star. ...


The Jackson 5 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. In addition, two of their songs ("ABC" and "I Want You Back") are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was organized to honor what they term the Greatest Vocal Groups in the World. The Hall of Fame is headquartered in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States. ... ABC is a 1970 number-one hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... I Want You Back is a 1969 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll is based on the permanent exhibit of the same name. ...


The Jacksons: An American Dream

Main article: The Jacksons: An American Dream
Actors portraying The Jackson 5 and Joseph Jackson admire the walls of the Apollo Theater in 1967, in this scene from The Jacksons: An American Dream.
Actors portraying The Jackson 5 and Joseph Jackson admire the walls of the Apollo Theater in 1967, in this scene from The Jacksons: An American Dream.

In 1992, Suzanne de Passe and Jermaine Jackson worked with Motown to produce The Jacksons: An American Dream, a five-hour television miniseries broadcast based on the history of the Jacksons in two parts on ABC. The first installment of the miniseries covered the decades from Katherine and Joseph Jackson's first meeting in 1945 up until the first Jackson 5 releases on Motown in 1969, while the second part covered the years from 1970 to 1984, and the effects of the Jackson 5's phenomenal success on the family. Image File history File links The Jacksons: An American Dream Fair use for image I (--FuriousFreddy) believe use of this image falls under fair use because: It is a historically significant image of a dramatic depiction of a major American musical group, derived from a low-resolution screenshot from a... Image File history File links The Jacksons: An American Dream Fair use for image I (--FuriousFreddy) believe use of this image falls under fair use because: It is a historically significant image of a dramatic depiction of a major American musical group, derived from a low-resolution screenshot from a... Joseph Walter Jackson (a. ... Apollo Theater marquee, c. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ...


Among the actors featured in the miniseries were Angela Bassett as Katherine Jackson, Terrence Howard as an older Jackie, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Joseph Jackson, Billy Dee Williams as Berry Gordy, Vanessa L. Williams as Suzanne de Passe, Holly Robinson as Diana Ross, Bumper Robinson as teenage Jackie, Jason Weaver as pre-teenage Michael, and Wylie Draper as adult Michael. The miniseries was the highest rated show of the week, won an Emmy Award and was nominated for three more, and won two Young Artist Awards. The Jacksons: An American Dream was later rebroadcast on VH1 and released to VHS and DVD. Bassett and husband Courtney Vance Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actor who is particularly known for biographical film roles portraying women in American culture. ... Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor. ... Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs (born September 4, 1953 in New York City, New York, United States) [1] is an American actor. ... Billy Dee Williams (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor who for a period in the 1970s rivaled Sidney Poitier as the most popular black actor in American film. ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... For other persons of the same name, see Vanessa Williams. ... Holly Robinson (born September 18, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Robinson as a JemHadar in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Jason Michael Weaver (born July 18, 1979) in Chicago, Illinois is an American actor and singer most famous for his role as young Michael Jackson in the Emmy-winning 1992 miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Young Artist Award is an award which is presented yearly by the Young Artist Foundation. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


Personnel

Members

  • Jackie Jackson (1962–1990), vocals and tambourine
    • The eldest brother, Jackie was a high tenor singer and, prior to a musical career, a baseball player. He had a solo career, releasing two albums, and eventually married Enid Jackson.
  • Tito Jackson (1962–1990), vocals and lead guitar
  • Jermaine Jackson (1962–1975; 1984–1990), vocals and bass guitar
    • A singer and bass player, Jermaine stayed with the group until the others switched from Motown to CBS Records. He stayed with Motown to pursue a solo career, achieving major success. In January 2007 he took part in the British reality television show Celebrity Big Brother.
  • Marlon Jackson (1963–1987), vocals and tambourine
    • Joining the year after the band was formed along with Michael, Marlon was sometimes beaten for his failure to live up to his brother's dancing skills. He eventually eloped with Carol Parker, and, due to friction with his brothers, did not perform on the group's last album. He released one solo LP. Marlon then became a real estate broker and co-owner of Major Broadcasting Corporation. He is the only Jackson brother never to divorce.
  • Michael Jackson (1963–1984), vocals, percussion, piano and guitar
    • During his tenure with the Jackson 5, Michael was clearly the most popular member. He was the only one of the brothers to have a consistent solo career, and statistically stands today as the most successful entertainer of all time. [citation needed] Michael became the world's best selling recording artist of the 1980s and 1990s, and holds the record for the best selling album of all-time with his 1982 LP Thriller and the best selling double disc album by an individual artist HIStory.
  • Randy Jackson (1972–1990), vocals bongo, congas, keyboard, synthesizer and bass guitar
    • Randy unofficially began performing with the Jackson 5 in 1972, playing congas. He became an official member of the group in 1975, replacing Jermaine when the Jackson 5 moved to CBS Records and officially changed their name to "The Jacksons". (He is not to be confused with the musician and record producer Randy Jackson, who serves as a judge on the television series American Idol).

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Band personnel

  • Milford Hite (1962–1967), drums
    • The original drummer of the group during the band's early incarnation as The Jackson Brothers before the name changed to The Jackson 5 in late 1966.
  • Reynaud Jones (1962–1967), lead guitar
    • The original lead guitarist of the group during its early incarnation as The Jackson Brothers, until Tito took to lead guitar after the group included the two younger brothers and stayed until after The Jackson 5 began performing professionally in 1966.
  • Johnny Jackson (1967–1975), drums
    • Jackson was the group's on-stage drummer until the end of its Motown tenure. He died in 2006.
  • Ronnie Rancifer (1967–1975), keyboards
    • Rancifer was the group's on-stage keyboardist from its inception until the end of its Motown tenure.

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Discography

Main article: Jackson 5 discography

Studio albums

Motown releases (as The Jackson 5)
CBS releases (as The Jacksons)

Live albums

Top 10 US & UK singles

Music samples

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See also

The three girls of the Jackson family, although never members of the group, also enjoyed musical careers of their own: € The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ...

Maureen Reillette Brown (born May 29, 1950 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer, eldest member of the successful Jackson family and sister of pop icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... La Toya Jackson La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born May 29, 1956 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and the middle child of the Jackson family. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Jackson 5". All Music Guide. Retrieved from http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:88q7g4jttv3z~T00 on August 20, 2005.
  2. ^ Transcript of interview with Jermaine Jackson. Larry King Live. November 30, 2003. Retrieved from http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0311/30/lkl.00.html on August 20, 2005.
  3. ^ Rock of Ages, "Almost immediately [after adding Michael and Marlon,] it became clear that Michael was their main attraction."
  4. ^ a b Transcript of interview with Jermaine Jackson. Larry King Live. November 30, 2003. Retrieved from http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0311/30/lkl.00.html on August 20, 2005.
  5. ^ (25 August 1970). "The Jackson Five". Look Magazine. Like all Motown-era Jackson 5 articles, Diana Ross is credited with having discovered the act with the help of Gary, Indiana's mayor Richard G. Bereskin, and Johnny Jackson and Ronnie Rancifer are identified as cousins of the Jackson brothers.
  6. ^ Green, Dave (producer/director). (29 January 2005). VH1 News Presents: Michael Jackson's Secret Childhood [television broadcast]. New York, NY: MTV Networks. (Transcript of Part One and Transcript of Part Two)
  7. ^ (1997) "The Jackson 5". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved from http://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=125 on August 20, 1995.
  8. ^ Huey, Steve. "New Edition". All Music Guide. Retrieved from http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:9yez97q7kr5t~T00 on August 20, 2005. Excerpt: "New Edition's early, Jackson 5-inspired material made them the forerunners of two generations of teen pop..."
  9. ^ Rashbaum, Alyssa & Paco, Matt. "MTV News - You Heard It First: B5". MTV.com. Retrieved from http://www.mtv.com/news/yhif/b5/ on August 20, 2005. B5 (the "Breeding 5") was styled after the Jackson 5. Excerpt: "Since that fateful meeting, the Breeding brothers...have worked with sought-after producers including Rodney Jerkins, who produced their debut single, a cover of "All I Do" by the Jackson 5, a group with whom they are often compared."
  10. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Hanson". All Music Guide. Retrieved from http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kxkniknjbb59~T00 on August 20, 2005. Excerpt: "Sounding like a re-vamped 'Jackson 5' for the '90s..."

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References

  • Bierbaum, Tom (18 November 1992). Week's Nielsen win easy as ABC. Variety.
  • Cadman, Chris and Craig Halstead. Michael Jackson: the Early Years. Authors Online. ISBN 0-7552-0064-0
  • Green, Dave (producer/director). (29 January 2005). VH1 News Presents: Michael Jackson's Secret Childhood [television broadcast]. New York, NY: MTV Networks.
  • (2005). J5-Collector.com. Retrieved from http://www.j5-collector.com on August 20, 2005. Site no longer online, available from the Wayback Machine from this link.
  • Manning, Steve. The Jacksons. Indianapolis. Bobbs-Merrill. 1976.
  • Posner, Gerald (2002). Motown : Music, Money, Sex, and Power. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-375-50062-6.
  • Ward, Ed, Geoffrey Stokes and Ken Tucker (1986). Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock and Roll. Rolling Stone Press. ISBN 0-671-54438-1. 

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