One of the most influential and successful R&B groups of all time, The Jackson 5 had conquered the world of popular music whilst still in their teens, or in the case of their precociously talented lead singer Michael, before he was 10. The band's accessible brand of of pop R&B, allied to a monumental work ethic and stunning live show, proved an instant success. The prolific outfit unleashed a staggering 11 albums between 1969 and 1975, releasing a string of some of the finest pop music singles ever released including timeless gems such as ABC, I Want You Back, and I'll Be There. Although their output is somewhat overshadowed by Michael's towering solo career, The Jackson 5 remain a seminal act.
Followers: New Edition, Menudo, The Osmonds, The Backstreet Boys, Five Star, Hanson
Influenced By: The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Smokey Robinson...