Joseph Walter Jackson-‘Joe’ Jackson died at 89.

Michael and Janet Jackson’s father, dead at 89. There has been many controversial things said and even published about the man. Some say he was abusive to his children. Forcing them to practice and practice when it wasn’t wise to do so. I do not know and has never denied anyone’s claims of abusive incidents for I wasn’t there. I do hope if his children suffered abuse at his hands, he and them all made amends. That’s the only way for healing to begin.

But I do know there would’ve never been the Jackson Five, Michael Jackson nor Janet Jackson as we knew them had them had not been for their parents pushing them. Joe Jackson engineered the careers of The Jackson 5 and then both the solo careers of Michael and Janet Jackson. Despite his faults none of them would be the idols they are today were not for his savvy business sense.

However, no one can deny the truly herculean task he accomplished coming out of Fountain Hill, AR at the onset of the Great Depression and helping his children rise to unprecedented greatest in an industry that usual took advantage of African American performers.

If you read the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Leopold Mozart it sounds a lot like Joe and Michael Jackson. Like Leopold Mozart,  Joseph Jackson was a musician in his own right. He pushed his children like Leopold did Mozart to a status he, himself never reached. He pushed him into history.

Mozart and Father


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A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Joseph Walter Jackson-‘Joe’ Jackson died at 89.

  1. Mallory says:

    Great blog you’ve got here. It’s hard to find high-quality writing like yours these days. I truly appreciate people like you! I can see the effort you put forth in your writing. Not many would talk about Joe Jackson because of what his children said about him. But he made them all millionaires so how bad of a father should he have been. Take care and keep up the good work!!


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