The Jacksons

The Jackson 5 were later known as The Jacksons when brothers Michael, Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Randy signed to CBS Records (as "The Jacksons") from 1975 and Jermaine stayed at Motown. The Jacksons were one of the most popular groups of the era and they continued their success into the 1980s with hits such as "Shake Your Body", "Can You Feel It" and "State of Shock", and a highly successful 1984 Victory Tour before disbanding in 1990 after recording the album 2300 Jackson Street.

Group composition
The Jacksons (1976-1984): Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson
The Jacksons (1989-1990): Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Randy Jackson
The Jacksons (2009-present): Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson

Biography

By 1975, most of the Jacksons opted out of recording any more music for Motown desiring more creative control and royalties. Joe began negotiating to have his boys sign a lucrative contract with another company, settling for Epic Records, and signed Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Michael and Randy with the company in June of 1975. Absent from the deal was Jermaine, who decided to stay with Motown. The group continued as The Jacksons.

In November of 1976, following the debut of the family's weekly variety series, the Jacksons released their self-titled Epic debut album The Jacksons. Featuring "Enjoy Yourself" and "Show You the Way to Go", the album went gold, followed by the album Goin’ Places, released in 1977. Renewing their contract with Epic, the Jacksons were allowed full creative control on their next recording, Destiny, released in December 1978. Featuring their best-selling Epic single to date, "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", written by Michael and Randy, the album sold over a million copies. Its follow-up, 1980's Triumph, also sold a million copies, spawning hits such as "Lovely One" and "Can You Feel It". In 1981, they released their fifth album, a live album that eventually sold half a million copies. The live album was culled from recordings of performances on their Triumph Tour.

In March of 1983, with Jermaine, the Jacksons performed on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, the same show where Michael debuted the moonwalk during a solo performance of "Billie Jean". Following the success of the reunion, all six brothers agreed to record a sixth album for Epic, later released as Victory in 1984. Their biggest-selling album to date, it included their final top ten single, "State of Shock". In July of 1984, the Jacksons launched their Victory Tour, sold out
Michael announced he was leaving the group after their final performance at Dodger and a few months later Marlon left the group to pursue a solo career. Besides Michael and Jermaine, Marlon released his solo debut in 1987, Jackie his second album in 1989 and in that same year Randy worked on and album with a band called The Gypsys and released an album in 1989.

In 1989, five years after their last album, the remaining quartet of Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Randy released 2300 Jackson Street, with Jermaine performing most of the lead vocals. After a brief promotional tour, the band went into hiatus. Besides Michael, all the brothers spent time as a husband and father to children and worked on their own careers, projects and businesses.

In September 2001, nearly 17 years after their last performance together, all six Jackson brothers reunited for two performances at Madison Square Garden for a 30th anniversary special commemorating Michael's solo career.

In early 2009, the four elder brothers began filming a reality show to make their attempt on reuniting the band, later debuting in December 2009 as The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty. During the middle of the project, Michael had announced his concert comeback in London. Sadly, the brothers, the Jackson family and fans all over the world were shocked when Michael suddenly passed away on June 25, 2009.

Later in 2009, following the death of brother Michael, the surviving Jacksons recorded background vocals for a previously unreleased song, "This Is It" (the theme for the movie of the same name), which had originally been a demo.

In September 2010, Jermaine held his own "tribute" concert to Michael in Las Vegas. In 2011, Jackie Jackson released a solo single “We Know What’s Goin On” to iTunes. In October of 2011, Jackie, Tito and Marlon were present alongside mother Katherine and sister La Toya for a tribute concert in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium. In April 2012, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon reunited for several US concerts for their Unity Tour. The brothers continued to in 2013 in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and some dates in the US.

On February 20, 2014, The Jacksons started their six week Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood taking the audience on an interactive, unforgettable journey through their lives and musical career and offering offers soulful pop-funk and impeccable live performances that have made them one of the most beloved musical acts of all time. The brothers kept on touring in the United States, Europe and Asia in 2014. 

Currently, the brothers are recording new music and they perform scattered dates all over the world.

2300 Jackson Street (1989)

2300 Jackson Street
CBS, 1989

1. Art Of Madness
2. Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)
3. Maria
4. Private Affair
5. 2300 Jackson Street
6. Harley
7. She
8. Alright With Me
9. Play It Up
10. Midnight Rendezvous
11. If You'd Only Believe

Victory (1984)

Victory
Epic, 1984

1. Torture
2. Wait
3. One More Chance
4. Be Not Always
5. State Of Shock (Duet With Mick Jagger)
6. We Can Change The World
7. The Hurt
8. Body

Live! (1981)

Live!
Epic, 1981

1. Opening/Can You Feel It
2. Things I Do For You
3. Off The Wall
4. Ben
5. This Place Hotel
6. She's Out of My Life
7. Movie And Rap
8. Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/ The Love You Save
9. I'll Be There
10. Rock With You
11. Lovely One
12. Working Day And Night
13. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
14. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

Triumph (1980)

Triumph
Epic, 1980

1. Can You Feel It
2. Lovely One
3. Your Ways
4. Everybody
5. This Place Hotel
6. Time Waits For No One
7. Walk Right Now
8. Give It Up
9. Wondering Who

Destiny (1978)

Destiny
Epic, 1978

1. Blame It On The Boogie
2. Push Me Away
3. Things I Do For You
4. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
5. Destiny
6. Bless His Soul
7. All Night Dancin'
8. That's What You Get (For Being Polite)

Goin' Places (1977)

Goin' Places
Epic, 1977

1. Music's Takin' Over
2. Goin' Places
3. Different Kind Of Lady
4. Even Though You're Gone
5. Jump For Joy
6. Heaven Knows I Love You Girl
7. Man Of War
8. Do What You Wanna
9. Find Me A Girl

The Jacksons (1976)

The Jacksons
Epic, 1976

1. Enjoy Yourself
2. Think Happy
3. Good Times
4. Keep On Dancing
5. Blues Away
6. Show You The Way To Go
7. Living Together
8. Strength Of One Man
9. Dreamer
10. Style Of Life