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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
By United Press International
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.

LA jailer accused of assaulting 2 inmates

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles County jail guard was charged with assaulting two inmates, in separate incidents, and falsifying reports about them, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
By United Press International
Katherine Jackson safe with family

Katherine Jackson safe with family

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- Katherine Jackson, whose nephew reported her missing last week, is safe and staying with family, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department told E! News.
Jackson matriarch's whereabouts in doubt

Jackson matriarch's whereabouts in doubt

ALBUQUERQUE, July 22 (UPI) -- Katherine Jackson, the mother of the late pop star Michael Jackson, has been missing for a week after traveling to Arizona, a nephew and granddaughter said.
The Jacksons announce concert tour

The Jacksons announce concert tour

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson announced plans Wednesday for their first U.S. concert tour since 1984.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.
By United Press International
Jermaine writing Michael Jackson memoir

Jermaine writing Michael Jackson memoir

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist and reality TV personality Jermaine Jackson says he is writing a memoir about his late brother Michael.

Jackson house guest fights to stay in home

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Michael Jackson's estate insisted in court that long-time house guest Alejandra Jackson vacate the family's Los Angeles-area estate.

Jermaine Jackson reported stuck in Africa

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Jermaine Jackson, an older brother of the late pop star Michael Jackson, is marooned in Burkina Faso because he owes back child support, TMZ.com reports.
Jermaine Jackson said hard-pressed

Jermaine Jackson said hard-pressed

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Jermaine Jackson, part of The Jackson 5 that starred his late brother Michael, can barely make ends meet, legal documents in Los Angeles show.
Jermaine planning MJ tribute at concert

Jermaine planning MJ tribute at concert

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Jermaine Jackson's upcoming Las Vegas concert is to include a special dedication to the Jackson 5 and his late brother Michael Jackson, organizers said.
Jermaine: MJ planned to convert to Islam

Jermaine: MJ planned to convert to Islam

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Jermaine Jackson says his pop star brother Michael was close to converting to Islam before he died last June.
Jackson's kids left out of new TV series

Jackson's kids left out of new TV series

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Jermaine Jackson said the children of his late brother Michael will not appear on "The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty" reality TV show.
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Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born December 11, 1954) is an American singer, bassist, composer, a member of The Jackson 5, older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson and occasional film director. He also produced and recorded duets with American singer Whitney Houston in her early years as a recording artist.

Jackson is the fourth child of Joseph and Katherine Jackson, born in Gary, Indiana after his brother Tito Jackson. His brothers and sisters are Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Marlon, La Toya, Michael, Randy and Janet. He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness by his devout mother (though he later converted to Islam in 1989 after a trip to Iraq and has been staunch supporter of peace in the region). Jermaine was the original lead singer of the Jackson Brothers—an earlier incarnation of The Jackson Five—until 1968, when younger brother Michael began assisting with lead vocals. He remained the lead vocalist with Michael for many years. Jackson graduated from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California in 1973.

Jermaine and his brothers signed with Motown Records in 1968. As the co-lead singer of The Jackson 5 after his brother Michael, Jermaine sang notable parts of "I Want You Back", "I'll Be There", "The Love You Save","Dancing Machine", and many other Jackson 5 songs. In 1975, after six years performing with his brothers, Jermaine split from the Jackson 5 to continue his solo career at Motown Records while the other Jackson brothers left to sign with Epic Records. In 1983, he reunited with his brothers for the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special. After the success of the broadcast, he rejoined the band to record the album Victory and participated in the Victory Tour. He stayed with the group for their final album 2300 Jackson Street in 1990. In 2001, he reunited with his brothers to perform for the 30th anniversary of Michael's solo career, in an interview he states," when Michael had his success, me and my brothers were kind of jealous."

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