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MEMBERS: Michael Jackson ~ Jermaine Jackson ~ Randy Jackson ~ Marlon Jackson ~ Tito Jackson ~ Jackie Jackson
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BIRTHDAYS: Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009) ~ Jermaine Jackson (December 11, 1954) ~ Randy Jackson (October 29, 1961) ~ Marlon Jackson (March 12, 1957) ~ Tito Jackson (October 15, 1953) ~ Jackie Jackson (May 4, 1951)
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BIGGEST LP: Victory (1984)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 1997

 
TIMELINE

The Jacksons / Jackson 5button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons began as a trio of brothers from Gary, Indiana, with just Jermaine, Tito and Jackie calling themselves 'The Jackson Family.' When brothers Michael and Marlon joined, the name was changed to the Jackson 5. The brothers sang together at talent shows and various performances throughout the mid-1960s, including a talent contest a the Apollo in Harlem which they won. The Jackson 5 soon found themselves opening for such acts as the Emotions, the Temptations, the O'Jays, and Gladys Knight (who recommended them to Berry Gordy of Motown (which signed the brothers in 1969).

Jackson 5 - Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5button.gif (123 bytes) In December, 1969, Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 was released and the group appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1970...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jackson 5 topped the charts with "I Want You Back."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jackson 5 topped the charts with "ABC."

May
Jackson 5 - ABCbutton.gif (123 bytes) ABC was released.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jackson 5 topped the charts with "The Love You Save" - making them the first artists to top the Billboard single charts with their first 3 releases.

September
Jackson 5 - Third Albumbutton.gif (123 bytes) Third Album was released.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Christmas Album was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jackson 5 topped the charts with "I'll Be There."

1971...

April
Jackson 5 - Maybe Tomorrowbutton.gif (123 bytes) Maybe Tomorrow was released.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Goin' Back To Indiana was released to coincide with a TV special of the same name.
button.gif (123 bytes) The animated series Jackson 5 began on ABC.

December
Jackson 5 - Greatest Hitsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jackson 5 Greatest Hits was released.

1972...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Lookin' Through The Windows was released.

1973...

March
Jackson 5 - Skywriterbutton.gif (123 bytes) Skywriter was released.

button.gif (123 bytes) Jermaine and Jackie both release solo work during the year.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Get It Together was released.

December
Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Jermaine married the daughter of Berry Gordy.

1974...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jackson 5 return to the Top 10 with "Dancing Machine" - the song also tops the R&B charts.

September
Jacksons - Dancing Machinebutton.gif (123 bytes) Dancing Machine was released.

1975

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Moving Violation was released.

June
Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Jackson 5 renamed themselves 'The Jacksons' after leaving Motown for Epic Records and lawsuits over royalties were filed by both sides, as well as the group finding out that Gordy had patented the groups name and they would be unable to record under it. Jermaine, still married to Gordy's daughter, left the group and was replaced by his brother Randy.

1976...

June
Jackson 5 Anthologybutton.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons appeared on TV again with a 4-week series on CBS - The Jacksons.

button.gif (123 bytes) Jackson Five Anthology was released.

1977...

January
Jacksons - The Jacksonsbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons returns to TV but ends in March.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons hit the Top 10 with "Enjoy Yourself."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Enjoy Yourself" was certified gold.

April
Jacksons - Goin' Placesbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons was certified gold.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons returned to touring after 5 years.

button.gif (123 bytes) Goin' Places was released.

1978...

December
Jacksons - Destinybutton.gif (123 bytes) Destiny was released.

1979...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Destiny was certified gold.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" was certified gold.

May
The Jacksons
button.gif (123 bytes) Destiny was certified platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" was certified platinum.

1980...# 82 Singles Artist of the Year

March
Jacksons - Triumphbutton.gif (123 bytes) Randy was involved in a car accident and subsequent mistake at the hospital that almost takes his life.

button.gif (123 bytes) Triumph was released.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons hit the Top 40 with "Lovely One."

November
Jacksons - "Lovely One" (Single) button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons hit the Top 10 with "Lovely One."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Triumph was certified platinum.

1981...# 76 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Jackson 5 - "Dancing Machine" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons hit the Top 40 with "Heartbreak Hotel."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons hit the Top 40 with "Can You Feel It."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons toured into the fall.

Jacksons - Jacksons Livebutton.gif (123 bytes) Jacksons Live was released.

1983...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Michael and Jermaine joined their brothers for NBC's 25 Years Of Motown (taped in March).

1984...# 26 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Jacksons - "State Of Shock" (Single) button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons returned to radio airways with "State Of Shock" - a track featuring Mick Jagger.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons hit the Top 10 with "
State Of Shock."

button.gif (123 bytes) Victory was released.

August
Jacksons - Victorybutton.gif (123 bytes) The single "State Of Shock" was certified gold and Victory was certified platinum.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Victory was certified 2x platinum.

1985...

January
Jackson 5 - "I'll Be There" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group.

1989...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Enjoy Yourself" was certified platinum.

June
Jacksons - 2300 Jackson Streetbutton.gif (123 bytes) 2300 Jackson Street was released with only the title track having Michael on vocals.

1991...

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Randy was given a 1-month prison sentence after being found guilty of assault toward his wife and daughter.

1992...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Randy was placed in a psychiatric facility for a month.

1995...

August
Jacksons - Ultimate Collectionbutton.gif (123 bytes) Ultimate Collection was released.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Jacksons Live was certified gold.

1997...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll includes "ABC" and "I Want You Back."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jackson 5 were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1998...

April
The Jacksons
button.gif (123 bytes) It was announced in Billboard magazine that the Jacksons (including Michael and Jermaine) have agreed to go at it together again for a new LP, J5. Jackie Jackson stated, "we are working in the studio putting some ideas down and working with new writers and producers with some slammin', slammin' material... it's going to be an incredible record... we're all excited." But nothing happened during the year.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Ranked # 44 on VH1: Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll (and # 55 on Rock On The Net's Poll).

1999...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) It was announced that the Jacksons would be reunited (but without Michael) and signed a deal to record an LP with Modern Records (Randy Jackson's label).

October
Jacksons - Millennium Collection - 20th Century Mastersbutton.gif (123 bytes) Millennium Collection - 20th Century Masters was released.

2000...

button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons were looking to release their next LP of new material in the summer with a possible accompanying tour. But nothing happened during the year.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Dance Songs includes the Jacksons' "ABC" at # 95.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs includes "I Want You Back" at # 9.

2001...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Albums included ABC at # 98.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Jacksons reunited as part of Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration.

2003...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jermaine Jackson told an interviewer he expected the Jackson 5 would reunite for a tour and LP and would include all original members: Michael, Jackie, Tito, Marlon and himself. But nothing happened during the year and likely wouldn't in the near future as child molestation charges were brought against Michael.

2004...

Jackson 5 - 'I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters'button.gif (123 bytes) # 347 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2009...

November
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I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters was released.



LPs
Jackson 5 - Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
Released: December, 1969
Billboard peak: # 5
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Zip A Dee Doo Dah" - "Nobody" - "I Want You Back" - "Can You Remember" - "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" - "You've Changed" - "My Cherie Amour" - "Who's Lovin' You" - "Chained" - "(I Know) I'm Losing You" - "Stand!" - "Born To Love You"
Jackson 5 - ABC ABC
Released: May, 1970
Billboard peak: # 4
Tracks: "The Love You Save" - "One More Chance" - "ABC" - "2-4-6-8" - "(Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need" - "Don't Know Why I Love You" - "Never Had A Dream Come True" - "True Love Can Be Beautiful" - "La La (Means I Love You)" - "I'll Bet You" - "I Found That Girl" - "The Young Folks"
Jackson 5 - Third Album Third Album
Released: September, 1970
Billboard peak: # 4
Tracks: "I'll Be There" - "Ready Or Not (Here I Come)" - "Oh How Happy" - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - "Can I See You In The Morning" - "Goin' Back To Indiana" - "How Funky Is Your Chicken" - "Mama's Pearl" - "Reach In" - "The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage" - "Darling Dear"
Jackson 5 - Christmas Album Christmas Album
Released: October, 1970
Tracks: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" - "The Christmas Song" - "Up On The House Top" - "Frosty The Snowman" - "The Little Drummer Boy" - "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" - "Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year" - "Give Love On Christmas Day" - "Someday At Christmas" - "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Jackson 5 - Maybe Tomorrow Maybe Tomorrow
Released: April, 1971
Billboard peak: # 11
Tracks: "Maybe Tomorrow" - "She's Good" - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - "The Wall" - "Petals" - "16 Candles" - "(We've Got) Blue Skies" - "My Little Baby" - "It's Great To Be There" - "Honey Chile" - "I'll Find A Way"
Jackson 5 - Goin' Back To Indiana Goin' Back To Indiana
Released: September, 1971
Billboard peak: # 16
Tracks: "I Want You Back" - "Maybe Tomorrow" - "The Day Basketball Was Saved" - "Stand!" - "I Want To Take You Higher" - "Feelin' Alright" - "Walk On" - " The Love You Save" - "Goin' Back To Indiana"
Jackson 5 - Greatest Hits Jackson 5 Greatest Hits
Released: December, 1971
Billboard peak: # 12
Tracks: "I Want You Back" - "ABC" - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - "Sugar Baby" - "I'll Be There" - "Maybe Tomorrow" - "The Love You Save" - "Who's Lovin' You" - "Mama's Pearl" - "Goin' Back To Indiana" - "I Found That Girl"
Jackson 5 - Lookin' Through The Windows Lookin' Through The Windows
Released: May, 1972
Billboard peak: # 7
Tracks: "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" - "Lookin' Through The Windows" - "Don't Let Your Baby Catch You" - "To Know" - "Doctor My Eyes" - "Little Bitty Pretty One" - "E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice Is Yours To Pull)" - "If I Have To Move A Mountain" - "Don't Want To See You Tomorrow" - "Children Of The Light" - "I Can Only Give You Love"
Jackson 5 - Skywriter Skywriter
Released: March, 1973
Billboard peak: # 44
Tracks: "Skywriter" - "Hallelujah Day" - "The Boogie Man" - "Touch" - "Corner Of The Sky" - "I Can't Quit Your Love" - "Uppermost" - "World Of Sunshine" - "Oh I'd Love To Be With You" - "You Made Me What I Am"
Jackson 5 - Get It Together Get It Together
Released: September, 1973
Billboard peak: # 100
Tracks: "Get It Together" - "Don't Say Goodbye Again" - "Reflections" - "Hum Along And Dance" - "Mama I Got A Brand New Thing (Don't Say No)" - "It's Too Late To Change The Time" - "You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You?)" - "Dancing Machine"
Jacksons - Dancing Machine Dancing Machine
Released: September, 1974
Billboard peak: # 16
Tracks: "I Am Love" - "Whatever You Got, I Want" - "She's A Rhythm Child" - "Dancing Machine" - "The Life Of The Party" - "What You Don't Know" - "If I Don't Love You This Way" - "It All Begins And Ends With Love" - "The Mirrors Of My Mind"
Jacksons - Moving Violation Moving Violation
Released: March, 1975
Billboard peak: # 36
Tracks: "Forever Came Today" - "Moving Violation" - "(You Were Made) Especially For Me" - "Honey Love" - "Body Language (Do The Love Dance)" - "All I Do Is Think Of You" - "Breezy" - "Call Of The Wild" - "Time Explosion"
Jackson 5 Anthology Jackson Five Anthology
Released: 1976
Billboard peak: # 84
Tracks: "I Want You Back" - "ABC" - "Don't You Know Why I Love You" - "I'll Be There" - "Got To Be There" - "Mama's Pearl" - "Forever Came Today" - "Body Language" - "I Am Love" - "I Found That Girl" - "The Love You Save" - "Goin' Back To Indiana" - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - "Sugar Daddy" - "Maybe Tomorrow" - "Get It Together" - "Dancing Machine" - "Whatever You Got, I Want" - "We're Almost There" - "Just A Little Bit Of You" - "All I Do Is Think Of You" - "Rockin' Robin" - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - "Ben" - "That's How Love Goes" - "Love Don't Want To Leave" - "Daddy's Home" - "Lookin' Through The Windows" - "Little Bitty Pretty One" - "Corner Of The Sky" - "Skywriter" - "Hallelujah Day" - "The Boogie Man"
Jacksons - The Jacksons The Jacksons
Released: 1976
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 36
Tracks: "Enjoy Yourself" - "Think Happy" - "Good Times" - "Keep On Dancing" - "Blues Away" - "Show You The Way To Go" - "Living Together" - "Strength Of One Man" - "Dreamer" - "Style Of Life"
Jacksons - Goin' Places Goin' Places
Released: 1977
Billboard peak: # 63
Tracks: "Music's Takin' Over" - "Goin' Places" - "Different Kind Of Lady" - "Even Though You're Gone" - "Jump For Joy" - "Heaven Knows I Love You Girl" - "Man Of War" - "Do What You Wanna" - "Find Me A Girl"
Jacksons - Destiny Destiny
Released: December, 1978
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 11
Tracks: "Blame It On The Boogie" - "Push Me Away" - "Things I Do For You" - "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" - "Destiny" - "Bless His Soul" - "All Night Dancin'" - "That's What You Get (For Being Polite)"
Jacksons - Triumph Triumph
Released: 1980
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 10
Tracks: "Can You Feel It" - "Lovely One" - "Your Ways" - "Everybody" - "Heartbreak Hotel" - "Time Waits For No One" - "Walk Right Now" - "Give It Up" - "Wondering Who"
Jacksons - Jacksons Live Jacksons Live
Released: 1981
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 30
Live Tracks: "Can You Feel It" - "Things I Do For You" - "Off The Wall" - "Ben" - "Heartbreak Hotel" - "She's Out Of My Life" - "Got To Be There" - "I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save" - "I'll Be There" - "Rock With You" - "Lovely One" - "Working Day And Night" - "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" - "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)"
Jacksons - Victory Victory
Released: 1984
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Tracks: "Torture" - "Wait" - "One More Chance" - "Be Not Always" - "State Of Shock" - "We Can Change The World" - "The Hurt" - "Body"
Jacksons - 2300 Jackson Street 2300 Jackson Street
Released: 1989
Billboard peak: # 59
Tracks: "Art Of Madness" - "Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)" - "Maria" - "Private Affair" - "2300 Jackson St." - "Harley" - "She" - "Alright With Me" - "Play With Up" - "Midnight Rendezvous" - "If You'd Only Believe"
Jacksons - Ultimate Collection Ultimate Collection
Released: August, 1995
Tracks: "I Want You Back" - "ABC" - "The Love You Save" - "I'll Be There" - "It's Your Thing" - "Who's Lovin' You" - "Mama's Pearl" - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - "Maybe Tomorrow" - "Got To Be There" - "Sugar Daddy" - "Rockin' Robin" - "Daddy's Home" - "Lookin' Through The Windows" - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - "Get It Together" - "Dancing Machine" - "The Life Of The Party" - "I Am In Love - Pts. I & II" - "Just A Little Bit Of You" - "It's Your Thing" (The J5 In '95 Extended Remix)
Jacksons - Millennium Collection - 20th Century Masters Millennium Collection - 20th Century Masters
Released: October, 1999
Tracks: "I Want You Back" - "ABC" - "The Love You Save" - "I'll Be There" - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - "Got To Be There" - "Sugar Daddy" - "Daddy's Home" - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - "Maybe Tomorrow" - "Dancing Machine"
Jackson 5 - 'I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters' I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters
Released: November, 2009
Tracks: "Medley: I Want You Back / ABC / The Love You Save" - "That's How Love Is" - "Listen I'll Tell You How" - "Man's Temptation" - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - "Love Comes In Different Flavors" - "ABC" - "Love Call" - "Buttercup" - "Lucky Day" - "I'll Try You'll Try (Maybe We'll All Get By)" - "Dancing Machine"
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