It all began when Michael Joseph was
born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana.
He was the 7th of
nine children. (brothers: Sigmund "Jackie", Toriano "Tito", Jermaine,
Marlon, Steven "Randy", and sisters Rebbie, Janet and La-Toya Jackson.
Michael began his musical career at the age of 5 as the lead singer of
the Jackson 5 who formed in 1964.
In these early years the Jackson 5 (Jackie, Jermaine,Tito,Marlon and lead singer Michael) played local
and bars in Gary Indiana and moving further afield as there
talents grew and they could compete in bigger competitions.
early days Michael would be at the same clubs as big talented stars of
such as Jackie Wilson and would be learning from them even
In 1968 the Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers discovered
the Jackson five and
from there they got an audition for Berry Gordy of
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