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The Jacksons are undeniably a tribe. Nine children whose majority evolved in show-business pushed by a tyrannical father, Joe obsessed by the will to turn his offspring into music geniuses. One, nonetheless, distanced itself from the others: Michael, a charismatic precocious singer and dancer that first emerged on stage with his four brothers, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Jackie, with whom he formed the Jackson 5. A Motown sensation, Michael Jackson became a legendary pop icon when he moved towards a solo career releasing numerous sensational albums and singles that installed him in the billboards of the 1980s and 1990s. In the meantime, his brothers difficultly tried to make a name for themselves alongside their sisters Rebbie and La Toya who earned a controversial reputation after she appeared in Playboy. The youngest sibling, Janet, managed to impose herself as a talented performer, turning into a 1990s it-girl, the only one who shared Michael Jackson’s celebrity. From the 2000s, the Jackson name became more and more associated with scandal and obsolescence until summer 2009 when Michael Jackson suddenly died: the legend was revived. Since, the Jackson tribe has tempted to take advantage of the emotional aftermath and acquire a secure place alongside Michael Jackson’s aura who could provide them with a little celebrity spark.

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Michael Jackson and Naomi Campbell for In The Closet video clip directed by Herb Ritts, 1992
Michael Jackson and Naomi Campbell for In The Closet video clip directed by Herb Ritts, 1992
Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson and Steve Rubell at the Studio 54, 1977
Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson and Steve Rubell at the Studio 54, 1977
Promotional for the family Jacksons variety show, 1970s
Promotional for the family Jacksons variety show, 1970s
The Jackson Five by Andy Warhol, 1970s
The Jackson Five by Andy Warhol, 1970s
Michael Jackson by Lynn Goldsmith, 1981
Michael Jackson by Lynn Goldsmith, 1981
Michael Jackson on A Special Sesame Street Christmas with Oscar the Grouch and Leslie Uggams by Louis Myrie, 1980s
Michael Jackson on A Special Sesame Street Christmas with Oscar the Grouch and Leslie Uggams by Louis Myrie, 1980s
Janet Jackson by Alan Gelata for Harper's Bazaar, 2011

Janet Jackson by Alan Gelata for Harper's Bazaar, 2011

Janet Jackson by Alan Gelata for Harper's Bazaar, 2011

Janet Jackson by Alan Gelata for Harper's Bazaar, 2011

Janet Jackson and Todd Bridges as Willis Jackson, 1970s
Janet Jackson and Todd Bridges as Willis Jackson, 1970s
Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, 1981
Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, 1981
Chris Buck, Edward Moss isn't Michael Jackson, 2006
Chris Buck, Edward Moss isn't Michael Jackson, 2006
Brooke Shields and Michael Jackson at 11th Annual American Music Awards, 1984
Brooke Shields and Michael Jackson at 11th Annual American Music Awards, 1984
Black and white program for the Jackson Five's shows at Cleveland's, 1975
Black and white program for the Jackson Five's shows at Cleveland's, 1975
Michael Jackson during Bad Tour, 1987-1989
Michael Jackson during Bad Tour, 1987-1989
Michael Jackson by Bruce Weber for Vogue L'Uomo, 2007
Michael Jackson by Bruce Weber for Vogue L'Uomo, 2007
Liza Minnelli and Michael Jackson, 1983
Liza Minnelli and Michael Jackson, 1983
The Jackson 5 by Neal Preston, 1980s
The Jackson 5 by Neal Preston, 1980s
Michael Jackson by Albert Watson for  the album Invincible, 2001
Michael Jackson by Albert Watson for the album Invincible, 2001
The Jackson 5 by Neal Preston, 1980s
The Jackson 5 by Neal Preston, 1980s
The Jackson Five, 1971
The Jackson Five, 1971
Michael Jackson, 1972
Michael Jackson, 1972
Promotional of Michael Jackson for Pepsi, 1984
Promotional of Michael Jackson for Pepsi, 1984
Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson, 1984, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 76.3 x 66 cm
Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson, 1984, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 76.3 x 66 cm
Michael Jackson and Diana Ross by Norman Seeff, 1982
Michael Jackson and Diana Ross by Norman Seeff, 1982
Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, 1981
Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, 1981
The Jackson Five, 1980s

The Jackson Five, 1980s

Michael Jackson, 1987
Michael Jackson, 1987
Michael Jackson by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 1989
Michael Jackson by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 1989
Janet Jackson by Alan Gelata for Harper's Bazaar, 2011
Janet Jackson by Alan Gelata for Harper's Bazaar, 2011
Janet Jackson by Alan Gelata for Harper's Bazaar, 2011
Janet Jackson by Alan Gelata for Harper's Bazaar, 2011
Michael Jackson during Bad Tour, 1987 -1989
Michael Jackson during Bad Tour, 1987 -1989
Michael Jackson by Todd Gray, 1980
Michael Jackson by Todd Gray, 1980
Michael Jackson by Michael Putland, 1974
Michael Jackson by Michael Putland, 1974
Michael Jackson, 1987
Michael Jackson, 1987
Promotional studio portrait of The Jackson Family for their television variety series The Jacksons, 1976
Promotional studio portrait of The Jackson Family for their television variety series The Jacksons, 1976
Michael Jackson for Leave Me Alone, 1987
Michael Jackson for Leave Me Alone, 1987
Michael Jackson by Herb Ritts, 1980s
Michael Jackson by Herb Ritts, 1980s
Michael Jackson and Jane Fonda by Chris Walter, 1983
Michael Jackson and Jane Fonda by Chris Walter, 1983
The Jackson 5 pose for a group portrait, full length L-R Tito, Jackie, Michael, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson (Photo by Fin Costello
The Jackson 5 pose for a group portrait, full length L-R Tito, Jackie, Michael, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson (Photo by Fin Costello
Michael Jackson in Bad video clip, directed by Martin Scorsese, 1987
Michael Jackson in Bad video clip, directed by Martin Scorsese, 1987
Michael, Tito and Jermaine Jackson with Diana Ross, 1980s
Michael, Tito and Jermaine Jackson with Diana Ross, 1980s
Michael Jackson in Bad video clip, directed by Martin Scorsese and co-starring one of the first appearances of yet-undiscovered Wesley Snipes, 1987
Michael Jackson in Bad video clip, directed by Martin Scorsese and co-starring one of the first appearances of yet-undiscovered Wesley Snipes, 1987
Photographer John Olson sets up to shot the Jackson 5 in their backyard, 1970
Photographer John Olson sets up to shot the Jackson 5 in their backyard, 1970
Michael Jackson by Neal Preston, ca. 1974
Michael Jackson by Neal Preston, ca. 1974
Michael Jackson in In The Closet video clip directed by Herb Ritts, 1992
Michael Jackson in In The Closet video clip directed by Herb Ritts, 1992
Promotional portrait of the Jackson family, c. 1977
Promotional portrait of the Jackson family, c. 1977
Michael Jackson during Triumph Tour, 1981
Michael Jackson during Triumph Tour, 1981
Michael Jackson by Tony Prime, 1979
Michael Jackson by Tony Prime, 1979
Michael Jackson by Arno Bani, 1999
Michael Jackson by Arno Bani, 1999
Michael Jackson, 1979
Michael Jackson, 1979
Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988, porcelain, 106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm
Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988, porcelain, 106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm
The Jackson Five posing for a portrait and filming a skit with Bill Cosby, 1970s
The Jackson Five posing for a portrait and filming a skit with Bill Cosby, 1970s
Portrait of Michael Jackson for Remember the Time video clip, directed by John Singleton, 1992
Portrait of Michael Jackson for Remember the Time video clip, directed by John Singleton, 1992
Michael Jackson is shown on stage at opening night of the Victory Tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, 1984
Michael Jackson is shown on stage at opening night of the Victory Tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, 1984
Michael Jackson, by Ron Galella, 1983
Michael Jackson, by Ron Galella, 1983
The Jackson Five, ca. 1970
The Jackson Five, ca. 1970
Michael Jackson, 1987

Michael Jackson, 1987

The Jackson Five during their World Tour of Japan. 1973
The Jackson Five during their World Tour of Japan. 1973
Michael Jackson on A Special Sesame Street Christmas with Oscar the Grouch and Leslie Uggams by Louis Myrie, 1980s
Michael Jackson on A Special Sesame Street Christmas with Oscar the Grouch and Leslie Uggams by Louis Myrie, 1980s
Michael Jackson during Bad Tour, 1987-1989
Michael Jackson during Bad Tour, 1987-1989
Michael Jackson by Neal Preston, 1980s
Michael Jackson by Neal Preston, 1980s
Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jackson by Neal Preston, 1993
Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jackson by Neal Preston, 1993
Michael Jackson visits Freddie Mercury backstage by Neal Preston, 1980
Michael Jackson visits Freddie Mercury backstage by Neal Preston, 1980
Michael Jackson by Lynn Goldsmith, 1984
Michael Jackson by Lynn Goldsmith, 1984
Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson during Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Madison Square Garden in New York, photographed by Kevin Mazur, 2001
Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson during Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Madison Square Garden in New York, photographed by Kevin Mazur, 2001
Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli and Steve Rubell by Jay Good at Studio 54, late 1970s
Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli and Steve Rubell by Jay Good at Studio 54, late 1970s
The Jackson Five, 1971
The Jackson Five, 1971
Ola Ray & Michael Jackson in Thriller video clip directed by John Landis, 1982
Ola Ray & Michael Jackson in Thriller video clip directed by John Landis, 1982
Michael Jackson by Annie Leibovitz Vanity Fair, 1989
Michael Jackson by Annie Leibovitz Vanity Fair, 1989
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