Get the Michael Jackson Young Afro T Shirt . The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael Jackson made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records.
Get the Michael Jackson Young Afro T Shirt . Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, a part of the Chicago metropolitan area, on August 29, 1958. He was the eighth of ten children in the Jackson family, a working-class African-American family living in a two-bedroom house on Jackson Street in Gary. His mother, Katherine Esther Jackson (née Scruse), left the Baptist tradition in 1963 to become a devout Jehovah’s Witness.She played clarinet and piano and once aspired to be a country-and-western performer, but worked part-time at Sears to support the family. His father, Joseph Walter “Joe” Jackson, a former boxer, was a steelworker at U.S. Steel. Joe performed on guitar with a local rhythm and blues band, the Falcons, to supplement the family’s income. Despite being a convinced Lutheran, Joe also participated in his wife’s faith as did all their children. His father’s great-grandfather, July “Jack” Gale, was “a Native American medicine man and an (sic) US Army scout.” Michael grew up with three sisters (Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet) and five brothers (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy). A sixth brother, Marlon’s twin Brandon, died shortly after birth.
Get the Michael Jackson Young Afro T Shirt . The Jackson 5 recorded several songs, including their first single “Big Boy” (1968), for Steeltown Records, a Gary record label, before signing with Motown in 1969. They left Gary in 1969 and relocated to Los Angeles, where they continued to record music for Motown.Rolling Stone later described the young Michael as “a prodigy” with “overwhelming musical gifts” who “quickly emerged as the main draw and lead singer.” The group set a chart record when its first four singles—”I Want You Back” (1969), “ABC” (1970), “The Love You Save” (1970), and “I’ll Be There” (1970)—peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In May 1971, the Jackson family moved into a large home on two-acre estate in Encino, California. During this period, Michael evolved from child performer into a teen idol.