Joe Jackson, Father Of A Musical Dynasty, Passes Away at 89

Joe Jackson, who had been battling terminal pancreatic cancer, has passed away. He was 89.

In 1963, he noticed his childrens musical talents and served as the manager for The Jackson Brothers, the band formed by sons Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. In 1965, Marlon and Michael joined the group and they renamed themselves The Jackson 5 in 1966.

The Jackson 5 – ABC

The Jackson 5 – ABC

The Jackson 5 became the first American group to have four singles reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

The Jacksons – 2300 Jackson Street

Music video by The Jacksons performing 2300 Jackson Street. (C) 1989 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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