The Jockey Club Live are excited to announce the next act to join the Newmarket Nights season – Mowtown legends THE JACKSONS.
The Jacksons, originally formed as The Jackson 5, will be visiting Newmarket as they celebrate an incredible 50 hit-making years.
Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, five brothers from Gary, Indiana, known originally as the Jackson 5 and later The Jacksons, rose to fame for their combination of extraordinary musical talent and spectacular choreography.
They soon earned the status of pop royalty in the music world, providing the launching pad for what would become Michael Jackson’s legendary solo career.
Known for hits including ‘ABC’, ‘The Love You Save’, ‘I Want You Back’ and ‘I’ll Be There’, the group sold more than 200 million records during their time with the legendary Motown label.
Building a reputation for their combination of music and brilliant choreography, they went on to score 17 Top 40 singles on the Hot 100 – together with 22 UK Top 40 singles – including Never Can Say Goodbye, Show You The Way To Go and Dancing Machine.
In 1976, the group, except for Jermaine, left Motown for Epic Records where, they added their brother Randy and changed their name to The Jacksons. They released five albums between 1976 and 1981, including the hit albums, Destiny (1978) and Triumph (1980) from which they produced the smash singles, “Enjoy Yourself”, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” and “Can You Feel It.”
In 1983, the band, along with Jermaine performed on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever and subsequently released the Victory album the following year. When the brothers united for The Victory Tour in 1984, it became the highest-grossing concert series ever staged in the United States.