Joe Jackson Biography
Birthday: July 26, 1928 (Leo)
Born In: Fountain Hill, Arkansas, United States
Joseph Jackson is remembered as a successful talent manager, who not only scripted the career of his ten surviving children including Michael and Janet Jackson, but also of many other budding artists. Born into a family of African and Native American Ancestry, he first dreamed of becoming a well-known boxer and then a musician, none of which came true. Therefore, when he detected musical talent in his children, he started dreaming for them, making them undergo long hours of practice, physically punishing them if they made mistakes, insisting that they call him Joseph, not Dad. All their hard work was amply rewarded when the family band, ‘Jackson 5’, began to court fame. But very soon, a rift occurred within the family and he was fired as a manager, first by Michael and later by others. He spent his last years in Las Vegas where he died at the age of ninety.