Sources: The Press Enterprise – Timothy Guy| All Things Michael
In the past few months, The Jacksons have performed in Dubai, the Philippines and Jakarta. To kick off their new tour, the brothers will be performing their first show of 2015 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, Feb. 28.
The Jacksons formed in 1964 as The Jackson Brothers and when younger brother Michael joined, they became The Jackson 5. The group had hit after hit with songs such as “ABC,” “I Want You Back” and “The Love You Save.” After performing with each other for decades, Marlon, Jermaine, Tito and Jackie don’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
As they prepared for the tour and putting together a new album, Marlon Jackson spoke about five fun facts about the brothers’ music and legacy.
1. With so many songs to choose from in the Jacksons’ catalog, the brothers put all of the titles in a hat and start picking.
“We have to watch out for Jermaine,” Marlon said. “He likes to try and slip some of his new material in.”
2. The brothers know how much their music means to people.
“It’s nice knowing the music we created has helped people’s lives,” Marlon said. “It brought joy to people. It has brought people and families together. It makes you feel good.”
3. The reason why the Jackson 5 songs have stuck with people for so long:
“We were young when we recorded them,” he said. “We targeted young kids. A lot of music nowadays, you can’t bring your family to.”
4. Being on-stage when the crowd starts singing along:
“It makes you feel good,” he said. “It energizes you and gets you into the show. I just let it flow and feel it.”
5. Marlon’s favorite songs to perform:
“Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” and “Show You the Way to Go.”
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