By Jaelynn Mitchell
Photos by Michael Mitchell
On Friday, November 18, 2022, legendary group – The Jacksons – performed for a packed house at the Hard Rock Casino. The Jacksons, who are also known as the Jackson 5, rose to fame as a group of brothers from Gary, Indiana in the late 60’s. They were signed by Motown records and in 1969, their first album “Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5” was released.
The group consisting of Jackie, Tito, Marlon and two background singers performed a melody of their greatest hits as well as songs by Michael and Tito’s single – “Love One Another”. The show started with a video of the Jackson 5 and the Jackson’s performances throughout the years which delighted the crowd.
Then the brothers came on stage with their opening number – “Can You Feel It”. The show included a video of their mother – Katherine Jackson, father Joe Jackson and Motown mogul – Berry Gordy – who talked about their early childhood and how the group became one of the most famous groups in history.
The thrilled crowd sang along as the brothers performed fan favorites such as “This Place Hotel (Heartbreak Hotel)”, “Show You The Way To Go”, “Shake Your Body”, “I’ll Be There” and others. At the beginning of the show, Marlon Jackson said, “when you come to a Jackson show, not only are you watching the show, but you’re a part of the show”, and that’s exactly what they did.