Star Tracks: Monday, May 16, 2016 42 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- FROM FORTUNE: The Internet Wants to Know Why Donald Trump Keeps Sniffling
- Read the Cover Story: Brad & Angelina Split After 12 Years: It's Over
- Trump Blames Clinton for Everything! Donald Goes on the Attack as Hillary Accuses Him of Saying 'Crazy Things'
- 'I Don't Know If I Have Enough Wine for This': The Best Social Media Reactions to the Clinton-Trump Presidential Debate
- Fourteen Months After Florida Teen Disappears at Sea, Mother Posts Touching Tribute on Instragram
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- July 13, 2009
- Vol. 72
- No. 2
From Smalltown to Motown
Led by the Angelic-Voiced Michael, the Jackson 5 Reached Unparalleled Heights of Teenybopper Success
And irresistible. In 1970 the Jackson 5's debut single, "I Want You Back," hit No. 1, as did their next three releases—a feat no pop group had ever matched. Girls mobbed them everywhere, with Michael, who also scored solo hits like "Rockin' Robin" and "Ben," at the center. He enjoyed the adulation, but as an adult often lamented that it came at the price of his childhood.
By the mid-1970s, the brothers wanted greater control of their careers, so they (except for Jermaine) left Motown for Epic Records. In 1978 Michael starred as the Scarecrow in The Wiz, and he befriended the film's musical director Quincy Jones. By this time Michael and his brothers had scored six Top 10 albums. But the collaboration with Jones would make Michael a bigger star than even he could imagine.
September 24, 2016
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!