Joe Jackson
American music manager
Joe Jackson
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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Joe Jackson revisits sons' stage at Mr. Lucky's Lounge - Post-Tribune
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GARY — Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, honored what would have been his son's 53rd birthday with a visit to Mister Lucky's Lounge at 1100 Grant St. where 6-year-old Michael and his brothers did their first local performance. “It was
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Michael Jackson would have been 53 today - Hollywoodnews.com
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Let's not forget that Michael's father, Joe Jackson, continues to invent new money making schemes that just go pfft once they're revealed. We won't even get into Drs. Murray and Klein. What do Michael Jackson fans want to celebrate on this occasion?
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Chicago White Sox: 7 Biggest Knuckleheads in Team History - Bleacher Report
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As one of the greatest players in White Sox history, Shoeless Joe Jackson might have been one of the biggest knuckleheads too. The nickname "Shoeless" was adorned upon him after playing a game barefoot after his spikes gave him blisters on his feet,
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Jackson family talks about Michael, plans for park, museum - Post-Tribune
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Katherine Jackson joined husband Joe Jackson, other family members, and business associates in an impromptu press conference to kick off the four-day Legends Festival honoring Michael Jackson before what would have been his 53rd birthday Monday
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Remembering The Jackson 5 Brick By Brick - Pollstar (blog)
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Mister Lucky's Lounge in the Jacksons' hometown of Gary, Ind., was the place father Joe Jackson turned to in 1964 when he felt his boys were ready for the spotlight. These days the structure is scheduled to be torn down, leaving it to the project
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Joe Jackson Shut Out of Plans to Release Michael Jackson Fragrance - 411mania.com
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The estate is also keeping Joe Jackson from taking part in the development of the fragrance. Michael's father is currently making the rounds in the press announcing his plans for new ventures, including Neverland style hotels and his own line of
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U of M's Jackson gained experience on, off court at world championships - Memphis Commercial Appeal
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Joe Jackson wasn't just a player for the US in the recent FIBA Under 19 World Championships. He played the role of basketball film critic, too. As part of his point guard training, the University of Memphis sophomore-to-be was tasked
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Eagles win Shoeless Joe Jackson Tournament in Evansville - STLtoday.com
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Mike Eagan, 8, stood out for American National in the Evansville Shoeless Joe Jackson Tournament over the weekend. His pitching and hitting was a big reason why the Eagles won the event. (ANDREW JANSEN | JOURNAL) Coach Bill Becher and the American
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New album reviews: George Thorogood, Yes and Joe Jackson - MassLive.com (blog)
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Joe Jackson Trio, “Live Music Europe 2010,” (Razor and Tie) 4 stars. One could not ask for more in a live album from Joe Jackson. “Live Music,” finds keyboardist, singer and songwriter Jackson, accompanied by bassist Graham Maby and drummer Dave
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Memphis' Joe Jackson helps Team USA take fifth place - Memphis Commercial Appeal
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By Staff University of Memphis' Joe Jackson handed out a game-high seven assists and added four points to help Team USA edge Australia 78-77 in the fifth-place game of the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships today in Riga, Latvia
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Memphis' Joe Jackson helps USA defeat Poland 84-47 - Memphis Commercial Appeal
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RIGA, Latvia — University of Memphis sophomore guard Joe Jackson pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds and added four assists and two points in Team USA's 84-47 victory over Poland in the consolation bracket of the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships on ... -
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What's On Today
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9 P.M. (Bio) CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER (2010) Alex Gibney chronicles the prostitution scandal that forced Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York, above, to resign on March 12, 2008 -- a stumble, Mr. Spitzer tells the camera, that was caused by hubris. ''After being exposed, Mr. Spitzer told an aide, 'Welcome to a Greek tragedy,' ''
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Tigers' Joe Jackson scores 8 for USA - Memphis Commercial Appeal
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RIGA, Latvia -- The University of Memphis' Joe Jackson scored eight points and handed out four assists in Team USA U19 squad's 83-54 victory over Canada in second-round pool play at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships Monday. Team USA (4-0) continues ... - -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Jackson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 86
    He was hospitalized on May 18, 2016 following high fever and was reportedly in critical condition.
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  • 2015
    Age 85
    On July 27, 2015, Jackson was rushed into a hospital after suffering a stroke and heart arrhythmia while celebrating his 87th birthday in Brazil.
    More Details Hide Details The stroke reportedly left him with temporarily blurred vision and he was not stable enough to fly out of the country for further treatment until two weeks later. Upon his arrival to Los Angeles, California on August 11, he was treated at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to correct his blurred vision following the stroke.
    In June 2015, Mr. Jackson appeared at the BET Awards 2015 with daughter Janet Jackson as she accepted the Ultimate Icon Award.
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    The following year he was awarded The Rhythm & Blues 2015 Humanitarian Award.
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  • 2014
    Age 84
    In 2014, Jackson accepted the award on behalf of his late son Michael, when he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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  • 2011
    Age 81
    In 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
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  • 2002
    Age 72
    In October 2002, Mr. Jackson was awarded a proclamation in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the Best Entertainment Manager of All Time by Jane L. Campbell, mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.
    More Details Hide Details Contrary to rumors that Joe was banned from entering the Jackson family Hayvenhurst home, Katherine said it was something the media tried to "cook up". She went on to say that Joe is a good grandfather to Michael's children. Michael's death Following Michael's death on June 25, 2009, Joseph attended the BET Awards on June 28. The event was hastily reorganized as a tribute to Michael following his sudden passing. Joseph appeared at the event, speaking to several reporters about Michael's death. He struggled with CNN reporter Don Lemon's questions about his family, first appearing cheerful, then mournful, then asking a family spokesperson to read a prepared statement.
  • 1993
    Age 63
    Michael first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey.
    More Details Hide Details He said that during his childhood he often cried from loneliness. Michael recalled that Joseph sat in a chair with a belt in his hand as Michael and his siblings rehearsed and that "if you didn't do it the right way, he would tear you up, really get you." Joseph admitted to whipping his children with switches and belts as punishment, but said he did not do so at random, and claimed never to have used any hard object as he felt was implied by the word "beating." Despite the much-publicized abuse, Michael honored his father with an annual "Joseph Jackson Day" at Neverland Ranch and ultimately forgave him, noting that Joseph's deep-South upbringing during the Great Depression and the Jim Crow years and working-class adulthood hardened him emotionally and made him push his children to succeed as entertainers. Both Joe and Katherine have denied the longstanding allegations of abuse and Katherine has said that while the whippings may be viewed as abuse by current generations, such methods were normal ways to discipline children for misbehavior in those days. Other siblings, notably Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, have also denied that their father is abusive.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 52
    Katherine attempted once again to divorce her husband in 1982, but again was persuaded to drop the action.
    More Details Hide Details Joseph then moved away to Las Vegas while sharing the Jackson family home Hayvenhurst with Katherine in Encino, California. Despite living separately, Katherine and Joe remain officially married; however, Katherine has also denied the longstanding rumours that she and Joseph are estranged. Jackson has had eleven children, ten with his wife Katherine Scruse:
    In 1982, Joseph established Janet Jackson's career at age 16 as a recording artist while managing her. He financed the recording of his daughter's first demo then, arranged her a recording contract with A&M Records and began recording her debut album, overseen by him. Joseph was alleged to have engaged in several extramarital affairs; this prompted Katherine to file for divorce on March 9, 1973 with a Los Angeles County clerk, but was finally convinced to rescind the divorce papers at the urging of elders at her Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Joseph fathered a child with another woman named Cheryl Terrell; their daughter, Joh'Vonnie Jackson, was born on August 30, 1974. This led Joseph and Cheryl to a 25-year-long affair while raising their daughter Joh'Vonnie.
  • FORTIES
  • 1978
    Age 48
    In 1978, Joseph's youngest son, Randy, released his solo single "How Can I Be Sure" under Joseph's record label.
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  • 1975
    Age 45
    In 1975, the Jackson 5, with the exception of Jermaine, left Motown and signed a lucrative deal with Epic 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.
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  • 1974
    Age 44
    Jackson also has a daughter, Joh'Vonnie Jackson, who was born on August 30, 1974 during Jackson's 25-year-long affair with Cheryl Terrell.
    More Details Hide Details Joseph's image as a father became tarnished from the late 1980s onward, as the media reported stories told by his children that he was heavily abusive towards them. When he managed his family, he allegedly ordered each of them to call him "Joseph", which contributed to several siblings being estranged from their father. Michael Jackson claimed that from a young age he was physically and emotionally abused by his father, enduring incessant rehearsals, whippings and name-calling, but also admitting that his father's strict discipline played a large part in his success.
    Joseph had also opened his own record label, Ivory Tower International Records and signed artists under his management in which they toured internationally with The Jackson 5 as opening acts in 1974.
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  • 1973
    Age 43
    In 1973, wanting to reassert 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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1969
    Age 39
    The Jackson Five were signed with Motown in March 1969.
    More Details Hide Details Jackson later relocated his family to California and supervised every recording session the group made for Motown. The group began to receive nationwide fame after their first single for Motown, I Want You Back, hit #1, was released on October 7, 1969, followed by their first album, Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 in December 1969. After the Jackson 5's first four singles, I Want You Back (The Jackson 5, 1969), ABC (The Jackson 5, 1970), The Love You Save (The Jackson 5, 1970), and I'll Be There (The Jackson 5, 1970) sold 10 million copies in 10 months, setting a world record for sales, it became clear to Jackson that his dream to make his sons the first African-American teenagers to become internationally known recording stars had come true.
  • 1967
    Age 37
    On November 21, 1967, The Jackson Five were signed by Jackson to their first professional contract with Gordon Keith, an owner and the first president of Steeltown Records in Gary, Indiana.
    More Details Hide Details The group's first single Big Boy, with Michael as the lead singer, was released by Keith on January 31, 1968 on the Steeltown label. "Big Boy" became a local hit and Michael and his brothers became local celebrities when and after it was played on radio stations in the Chicago-Gary area. Within the year, Jackson helped to land his sons an audition for Motown Records in Detroit.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 22
    Despite their efforts, The Falcons did not get a recording deal and subsequently broke up after one of their members, Thornton "Pookie" Hudson, founded his own band in 1952.
    More Details Hide Details That band would go on to become a successful doo-wop group named The Spaniels. Jackson began working with his sons' musical group in the early 1960s, first working with his three eldest sons, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. Younger sons Marlon and Michael eventually joined the backing band. Joseph began enforcing long and intense rehearsals for his sons. At first, the group went under The Jackson Brothers. Following the inclusions of Marlon and Michael and Michael's increased vocal role in the group, their name was changed to the The Jackson Five. After a couple years performing in talent contests and high school functions, Joseph booked them in more and more respectable venues until they landed a spot at the renowned Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.
  • 1950
    Age 20
    The Jacksons' first child, Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Jackson, was born four months later on May 29, 1950, in the Jackson house.
    More Details Hide Details Still employed at Inland Steel, Jackson left his hopes of becoming a professional boxer in order to support his family, and began working there as a full-time crane operator; he later took a second part-time job at American Foundries in East Chicago. In the meantime, his wife Katherine tended to their growing family; she started working part-time at Sears in Gary in the late 1950s. The Jacksons would go on to have ten children (their son Brandon Jackson died just after he was born). During the early 1950s, Jackson briefly performed with his own blues band The Falcons, playing guitar.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1949
    Age 19
    Joseph and Katherine were married on November 5, 1949.
    More Details Hide Details In January 1950, they purchased a small two-bedroom home next to East Chicago in Gary, Indiana.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Jackson was born to Crystal Lee (née King; 1907–1992) and Samuel Jackson (1893–1993), a schoolteacher, in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, on July 26, 1929 Jackson was the eldest of five children, which included brothers Lawrence and Luther and sisters Lula Mae and Verna Mae.
    More Details Hide Details Jackson is of African-American ancestry. Joe Jackson recalled from early childhood that his father was domineering and strict, and he described himself as a "lonely child that had only few friends" in his memoirs, The Jacksons. After his parents separated when he was twelve, his mother, two brothers, and sister moved to East Chicago, Indiana, a suburb outside Chicago in northwest Indiana, and he moved with his father to Oakland, California. When he was 18, after his father remarried, he moved to East Chicago to live with his mother, two brothers, and sister. He soon got a job in East Chicago at Inland Steel Company, but did not finish high school. While in East Chicago, he began to pursue his dreams of becoming a boxer and found success with the Golden Gloves program. While he was preparing for a professional boxing career, he met 17-year-old Katherine Scruse, who also lived in East Chicago and attended Washington High School; Joe married another woman and in less than a year he was divorced before he started dating Katherine.
  • 1928
    Age -2
    Born on July 26, 1928.
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