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Jackson says he wouldn't change career

TOKYO, March 9 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson, guest of honor at a fan appreciation party in Tokyo, said he has no regrets as far as his career is concerned.

Former Jackson 5 drummer stabbed, dies

GARY, Ind., March 7 (UPI) -- A Gary, Ind., woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of the drummer for the original Jackson 5.

Michael Jackson fined for missing court

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson was fined $10,000 Wednesday for not showing up to court, the BBC reports.

Web site sets odds on Jackson comeback

WILLEMSTAD, Aruba, June 22 (UPI) -- With airplay of his songs increasing after his acquittal, a Caribbean Internet betting site is giving 5-1 odds Michael Jackson will tour with his brothers.

Musicians suing Jackson want settlement

HAMMOND, Ind., July 11 (UPI) -- Musicians whose work was performed by the Jackson 5 want an out-of-court settlement, court records in Hammond, Ind., showed Friday.
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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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