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Joe Jackson

Music Manager
Born Jul 26, 1929

Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson is an American musician, boxer, and talent manager, who is the father and manager of the Jackson family of entertainers which includes Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Rebbie Jackson, La Toya Jackson, and Janet Jackson.

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1928 Birth Jackson was born to Crystal Lee (née King; 1907–1992) and Samuel Jackson (1893–1993), a schoolteacher, in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, on July 26, 1928. … Read More


1948 19 Years Old Jackson first became acquainted with Katherine Scruse in 1948. Within a year, the couple married on November 5, 1949. … Read More


1967 38 Years Old In November 1967, The Jackson Five signed their first contract with Gordon Keith, an owner and producer of Steeltown Records in Gary, Indiana and released their first single "Big Boy" on January 30, 1968. … Read More


1969 40 Years Old 1 More Event
The Jackson Five were signed in March 1969.
1973 44 Years Old In 1973, wanting to reassure his role of control, Jackson had his family, including youngest son Randy, and daughters Rebbie, La Toya and Janet perform at casinos and resorts in Las Vegas, inspired by the success of fellow family act, The Osmonds.
1974 45 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Joseph is also alleged to have engaged in several extramarital affairs; one affair resulted in the birth of a daughter, Joh'Vonnie, born in 1974. … Read More
1975 46 Years Old In 1975, the Jackson 5, with the exception of Jermaine, left Motown and signed a lucrative deal with CBS Records after Michael Jackson had brokered a deal where they could eventually produce their own songs, leading to Motown retaining the Jackson 5 name, so they renamed themselves the Jacksons in 1976.


1993 - 2004 2 More Events
2010 81 Years Old …  In 2010, Joe also denied that Michael was gay or had homosexual relationships. … Read More
2014 85 Years Old Mr. Jackson was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
2015 86 Years Old In July 2015, Jackson was rushed into hospital after suffering a stroke and heart arrhythmia while celebrating his birthday in Brazil. … Read More
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