Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Jackson 5 -- Together Again the Whole Clan, New Papa Michael Included, Are Hitting the Road

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

The Jackson 5 -- Together Again the Whole Clan, New Papa Michael Included, Are Hitting the Road

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The Jackson 5 wants you back. But first, the famous siblings -- Michael, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Randy -- will make a stop at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where the group will be inducted May 6.

The brotherly quintet enjoyed chart-topping hits like "ABC" and "I Want You Back" from 1969 to 1975. The next year, with the younger Randy joining and Jermaine departing, the group changed its name to the Jacksons before splitting in 1984 after the "Victory" tour.

The J-5 are almost finished recording an as-yet-untitled reunion album with new papa Michael as lead singer. Then, there are plans for a Jackson family TV or pay-per-view special before the Jackson 5 goes on the road next year. Despite a lawsuit stemming from the 1994 television special "Jackson Family Honors," Jermaine said the family is planning a similar show. And while the Jackson 5 is recording again, so is the rest of the family. "(Oldest sister) Rebbie and Janet are in the studio, Tito's kids (the 3-T's), my kids, everybody will have something out there soon," bassist Jermaine, 42, said at the family's Encino home. …

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