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The Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 also called The Jacksons were an American family pop group. Their first number one hit was “I Want You Back”.

They came from Gary, Indiana in the U.S. and these brothers included Michael Jackson and everyone knows how popular he became when he started on a solo career. When they were the Jackson 5 group members were Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson.

Officially when they started singing at first it was only the three elder brothers because the others were still too little. They performed a mixture of music R&B, soul, pop, and disco. Their active years were from 1964 to 1990. They sold 150 million records all around the globe.

Among their top singles were “I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save”, and “I’ll Be There” which all were on the Billboard Hot 100.

On the R&B charts “Mama’s Pearl”, “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Dancing Machine” became number one hits. It was only in the late 1970s that the Jackson 5 began to write and produce songs themselves. They started recording under the Motown record label and when their brother Jermaine refused to change record labels they replaced him with their younger brother Randy.

More hits came their way such as “Enjoy Yourself”, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground), “Show You the Way to Go”, and “Blame It on the Boogie”.

In the 1980s when the Jacksons switched to Epic Records their incredible success continued with the hits “Can You Feel It”, “The Place Hotel”, “Lovely One”, and “State of Shock”.

Their album 2300 Jackson Street was recorded without Michael and Marlon in 1989. The brothers never formally disbanded and performed at two Michael Jackson tribute concerts in 2001. They had a 2012 reunion tour called The Unity Tour.

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