We all know the Jackson Family to be one of the most successful families in the music business. From The Jackson 5 to solo careers, these guys are known for their hard work and dedication to their music. Although, the man who started it all, the head of the Jackson Family, Joe Jackson has passed away as of June 27 due to cancer at the age of 89. It was only two days after his son Michael’s ninth death anniversary.
Joe Jackson made sure his family made it out of Indiana and didn’t let where they come from stop them from being who they are today. The Jackson Family first began with The Jackson 5 which included all of Joe Jackson’s sons’. The Jackson 5 came to be known as the “First Family of Soul”. Later on, both Michael and Janet Jackson went on to be solo artist icons making the Jackson Family “The Royal Family of Pop”. The entire Jackson Family has gold records held to their names and all of the success stems from Mr. Joe Jackson. Despite his negative reputation of abusing his children, he helped his kids get to where they are today. Joe Jackson now rests in peace along with his son, Michael Jackson.
We will forever remember you, Mr. Joe Jackson. RIP. Thank you for The Jackson Family.