Meet the Jackson 5ive (Back in da days on Gbedustreet)

On our weekly Back in da days series we bring you the famous Jackson 5. One of the hottest Music groups in the 60’s & 70’s.

Today we bring something’s you never knew about this awesome group which consists of 5 brothers. Just in case you are still confused, this is where Micheal Jackson came from.

So sit back and enjoy!

The Jackson 5 (stylized as the Jackson 5ive), later known as the Jacksons, is an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family.

The group was founded in 1965 in Gary, Indiana, by brothers JackieTito, and Jermaine, with younger brothers Marlon and Michael joining soon after.

The five Jackson brothers’ interest in music was stirred up by their father Joe Jackson. In 1964, Joe found Tito playing with his guitar after a string broke, and he was impressed enough to buy him his own guitar.

Tito, Jermaine, and Jackie later formed their own group, with Michael (age 6) playing congas and childhood friends Reynaud Jones and Milford Hite playing keyboards and drums in 1965.

Marlon joined on tambourine in August 1965, when Evelyn LaHaie suggested that the group name themselves the Jackson Five Singing Group.

In August 1969, the Jackson Five performed a cover of “It’s your thing” as the opening act for theSupremes whose lead singer DiannaRoss was looking to bolster her television career at the Miss Black America Pageant in New York.

The Jackson 5 were the last of Motown’s “production line” of talents. The group then recorded their first single “I want you back”.

In 1977, the Jackson 5 were among a small group of artists eligible to receive the newly minted Madison Square Garden Gold Ticket Award for selling over 100,000 tickets to their concerts there.

Here are some of their hit sounds…

Jackson 5ive – can you feel it

Jackson 5ive – I want you back

Jackson 5ive – ABC

The Jackson’s – Blame it on the boogie

Michael Jackson x The Jackson’s – who’s loving you

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Ultimate Akpenyi is a passionate writer and a music artist. Born into a family of six, he loves controversial issues and also celebrates every kind of success. Keen in speaking about people and showcasing behind the scene lives of celebrities, we should be on the look out for him

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