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Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

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NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The heavy metal band Metallica says it will play the iconic Apollo Theater in New York next month.

Justin Timberlake wraps up tour with Jay Z, puts on private beach show

MIAMI, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake wrapped up his Legends of Summer tour and hours later, performed an early morning show for a private Miami Beach audience, attendees said.

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Michael Buble croons at N.Y. subway stop

Michael Buble croons at N.Y. subway stop

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Canadian crooner Michael Buble gave an impromptu performance at the Lincoln Center New York subway stop, singing Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You."

Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards dead at 68

SEATTLE, March 26 (UPI) -- Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards has died at a hospice in Washington state after a battle with esophageal cancer, his family said. He was 68.

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Jermaine changes last name from Jackson to Jacksun

Jermaine changes last name from Jackson to Jacksun

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Jermaine Jackson, a member of the Jackson musical dynasty, has legally changed his last name to Jacksun, Los Angeles court documents show.
Jackson remembered in Indiana hometown

Jackson remembered in Indiana hometown

GARY, Ind., July 11 (UPI) -- More than 30 of Michael Jackson's family members attended an honorary event to the late pop singer in his hometown of Gary, Ind., event organizers say.

Giraud says 'Idol' to have Jackson theme

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- "American Idol" finalist Matt Giraud says the U.S. TV show's final 13 competitors will perform hits from pop star Michael Jackson.

Tito Jackson hit with paternity lawsuit

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Former Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson should legally be declared the biological father of a 25-year-old New York woman, a lawsuit alleges.

Woman gets 2 years for stabbing drummer

GARY, Ind., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An Indiana woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for the stabbing death of a former Jackson 5 drummer.

Jackson drops bid to halt auction

LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- Pop singer Michael Jackson says he will no longer try to block a Las Vegas auction of about $50 million worth of his personal belongings.

Jackson family items to be auctioned

LAS VEGAS, April 6 (UPI) -- A fedora worn by Michael Jackson and ballerina costumes worn by a young Janet Jackson are among Jackson memorabilia set to be auctioned in Las Vegas.
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Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, and later known as The Jacksons) were an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Founding group members Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael formed the group after performing in an early incarnation called The Jackson Brothers, which originally consisted of a trio of the three older brothers. Active from 1966 to 1989, the Jacksons played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, pop and later disco. During their six-year Motown tenure, The Jackson 5 were one of the biggest pop-music phenomena of the 1970s, and the band served as the launching pad for the solo careers of their lead singers Jermaine and Michael, the latter brother later transforming his early Motown solo fame into greater success as an adult artist.

The Jackson 5 were the first act in recording history 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 later 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, while early Jacksons hits were compiled by the team of Gamble and Huff before The Jacksons began writing and producing themselves in the late 1970s.

Significantly, they were the first black teen idols to appeal equally to white audiences thanks partially to the successful promotional relations skills of Motown Records CEO Berry Gordy. With their departure from Motown to CBS in 1976, The Jacksons were forced to change their name and Jermaine was replaced with younger brother Randy as Jermaine chose to stay at Motown. After two years under the Philadelphia International Records label, they signed with Epic Records and asserted 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)", "Lovely One", and "State of Shock". Their 1989 album 2300 Jackson Street was recorded without Michael and Marlon. Michael and Marlon did appear, however, on the title track. The disappointing sales of the album led to the group being dropped by their record label at the end of the year. The group has never formally broken up, but has been dormant since then, although all five brothers performed together at two Michael Jackson tribute concerts in September 2001.

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