The Jackson 5 were a group made-up of five brothers from Gary, Indiana, USA –Michael, Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Randy (with Jermaine instead of Randy pre-1976)– under the leadership of their father Joseph Jackson.
Formally known as The Jackson 5, they later changed their name to The Jacksons when they switched labels from Motown to Epic, via .
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 (Performer).
The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known simply as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. The group, active from 1964 to 1990, regularly played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, funk, and later disco. Considered "one of the biggest phenomenons in pop music" during the early 1970s, the Jackson 5 are also notable for launching the career of their lead singer, the late Michael Jackson. last.fm