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“What do we blame it on?” The Jackson 5

Kirstyn Collins
The Jackson 5  Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The brotherly band formed in the mid-1960s, and their early performances were limited to small bars and talent shows. After two years, the band signed a recording contract with Steeltown Records and recorded two songs, but the deal would only last a year. With the songs "I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save," and "I'll Be There," they became the first group to deliver four consecutive number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. 

The Jackson 5 became Motown's primary commercial target, and the label capitalised on the group's youthful appeal by licencing hundreds of merchandise items, including the J5 heart logo on Johnny Jackson's drum kit, the group's album covers, patches, posters, and colouring books, as well as a board game and a Rankin/Bass Saturday morning cartoon. 

The Jackson family is one of those very rare cultural icons. Their music and brother band are known as one to never be forgotten. People can reminisce on the good old times throughout their music as they were the big thing. The Jackson 5 is said to also have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, according to some sources.  As the Jacksons, the brothers were recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1980. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame enlisted them in 1997. 

They have made amazing music from beginning to end. It wasn't quite as easy as "ABC, 123," but there was no reason to be concerned with what Michael and his colleagues would do next back then. It was enough to wonder at their artistry and determination while enjoying them.