The Jackson Five
(from the mid 1970s on The Jacksons
) were a pop band who were very popular from the end of the 1960s until the early 1980s. They performed catchy and cheery dance numbers and back then, were the commercially most succesful black act at that time, spawning a string of Top 10 hits ("I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You'll Save", "Dancing Machine", "Enjoy Yourself", "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground", "Blame It On The Boogie", "Torture" and "Can You Feel It?"), a cartoon series (The Jackson5ive
), a variety show and numerous stage performances. After they moved to another label in the mid 1970s they were forced to change their name to The Jacksons
, because their former label had copyrighted their original band name. Still, everybody on Earth kept referring to them as The Jackson Five.
Because the band was comprised of family members they were often compared to the all-white The Osmonds
, whom were their main rivals. One band member was clearly the star of the group: child singer Michael Jackson
of whom we all know would break out to have an even more succesful solo career, but that's a different story..
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