The Jackson 5 by Marder, Gustavo-Adults 5A

Part  of Text: “Michael Jackson’s life”

“Michael began his musical career at the age of 5 as the lead singer of the Jackson 5 who formed in 1964. In these early years the Jackson 5, Jackie, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and lead singer Michael played local clubs and bars in Gary Indiana and moving further afield as there talents grew and they could compete in bigger competitions. From these early days Michael would be at the same clubs as big talented stars of there days, such as Jackie Wilson and would be learning from them even back then.” 


The Jackson 5 was the first band of Michael Jackson. The band formed in 1964, in the same place where they lived: Gary, Indiana. The founding Group members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael. The Jacksons played in different kinds of genres, for example, Rythm and Blues, soul, pop and later disco music; winning a lot of fame in the 1970’s. At that moment, the band was one of the biggest pop-music phenomena,  even been usefull for the solo carrer of their lead fingers: Jermaine and Michael.


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Michael Jackson by Pablo-Adults 5C

Michael Jackson’s appearance changes and his relation with the black community.

Michael Jackson's health and appearance, from Wikipedia

Basically the article gives an introduction and a short review about Michael’s physical and psychical disorders, starting with his father’s abuse when he was still a promising star and finally his tragical and controversial death in 2009.

The topics described are the following:

Body changes: he experienced many changes in his look, from a supposed chirurgical intervention in order to whiten his skin (after his death it was confirmed he did suffer vitiligo) to rhinoplasty, eating-disorders among others.

Mental health: as it was said before, the multiple abuses committed by his father changed his life forever. These events caused depression, irrational fear and an obsession towards children, called Peter Pan syndrome.

Drug addiction: He admitted taking medical drugs on several moments of his life, mainly painkillers and sedatives. Eventually, he became addicted to many of them.

Death: Michael passed away in not-so-clear circumstances. According to the family, it was caused by his personal doctor negligence, however the autopsy revealed that his health was rather fine, concluding that he, apparently, suffered a natural death.

Link to a post about Michael Jackson ( videos, lytrics, his "moonwalk") click HERE