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The Jacksons Legacy: The 50th Anniversary Book CoverThe Jacksons Legacy: The 50TH Anniversary

'The Jacksons Legacy: The 50th Anniversary' book was released on October 12th, 2017 in the UK by publisher Thames & Hudson and written by The Jacksons/Fred Bronson.


'The Jacksons: Legacy' is the first ever official book on the the Royal Family of Pop. This major volume reveals the untold, unseen and utterly unforgettable story behind the legend that is the Jacksons. Four specially commissioned chapters deftly weave together an unprecedented 12 days’ worth of exclusive interviews with the brothers, recounted in their own words, with contributions from key players throughout their careers. The compelling tale unfolds from their childhood days living at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary, Indiana, through the years signed to Motown as the Jackson 5, their radical move to Epic as The Jacksons, the blossoming of their solo careers, the dizzying successes of the Victory tour, and right up to the present day.

During unrivalled access to the family archives as well as the private collections of Jackie, Marlon and Tito Jackson, bespoke photography captures a multitude of never-before-seen images, rarities and personal possessions. The result is a mind-blowing collection of visual material: intensely personal family pictures; all-angle shots of the first guitars the boys ever held; top photographer Harrison Funk’s exclusive coverage of their professional lives; photos of Michael Jackson on tour with his brothers during the release of 'Off The  Wall' (1979) and the 1982 phenomenon that was 'Thriller' – the best-selling album of all time; editions of teen and black culture magazines featuring the family; and official merchandise, right down to Jacksons-branded breakfast cereal boxes with giveaway 7” records attached.

Published to coincide with their 50th anniversary, 'The Jacksons: Legacy' is the definitive behind-the-scenes chronicle of the Jacksons’ lives and careers, celebrating 50 years of one of the greatest acts of all time.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Jackson Five's début single 'Big Boy'. The Jacksons: Legacy is a “comprehensive” and “definitive” book that tells the band’s story in their own words, alongside “outstanding” visuals. The publisher holds world rights in all languages.

My book is printed in China with the ISBN: 978-0316473736.

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Author: The Jacksons/Fred Bronson
Released: 12-10-2017
Language: English
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-0316473736
Printed: China
Guide price: 34 €

Die Jacksons Book CoverDie Jacksons

'Die Jacksons' book was released in Germany on September 30th, 2004 by publisher Random House Entertainment and written through Joseph Jackson.


He was their father – he became their manager - On his own, Joseph Jackson founded the most influential clan in pop music. The Jackson 5 with their joyful songs, Michael, the “king of pop”, with his driving rhythms or his younger sister Janet with her hot soul groove: For more than 4 decades, the sound of the Jackson -family has been thrilling countless fans all over the world. Recently, however, cracks have appeared on the surface of the hitherto unblemished image of the most significant family in the pop business. Now, for the first time, we hear Joseph Jackson: In his book “The Jacksons”, he reveals the plain truth about his extraordinary family.

My book is printed in Germany with the ISBN: 3-8090-3028-7.

Publisher: Random House Entertainment
Author: Joseph Jackson
Released: 30-09-2004
Language: Germany
Pages: 256
ISBN: 3-8090-3028-7
Printed: Germany
Guide price: 30 €

Victory Tour (Version #3) Book CoverVictory Tour (Version #3)

'Victory Tour' book sold at the USA concerts on December 7th, 1984, it was the third and final variation that was used for the final 1984 concerts. The book is published by Stadium Management Corporation.


The 'Victory Tour' book present photograph of large format of The Jacksons (Michael, Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Randy).
As well as of musicians, of the technical team and the team of management with the detail of the names.

There are several differences in this program from the second version:

Page 1: "The Multi-Platinum Album" text added to the 'Victory' LP ad.

Page 2: Purple fonts with torch logo added in middle.

Page 3: Text font colors are different (and Randy's signature is purple instead of blue). Dedication is added "In memory of Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, Jack Richardson...in our hearts, you'll never be forgotten..."

Pages 6 Onward: Text fonts on the inner pages (including Bio pages) are all bigger (compare 'Michael' on the top of page 6 and on the other bios).

Page 7: (Jermaine's first page) there is an inset photo added from his video 'When The Rain Begins To Fall' (on the bottom).

Page 8: (Jermaine's second page) the photo is completely different.

Page 11: (Tito's first page) There is an inset of Tito on a motorcycle added to the bottom.

Page 13: (Marlon's first page) there is an inset photo added of Marlon as sad clown.

Page 14: (Marlon's second page) the photo is completely different.

Page 23: Four of the five photos are completely different, and now there are two pictures of MJ taken backstage during the Tour.

Page 26: Chris Bliss "The Juggler" inset photo is added on bottom. The Crew photo is completely different. The photo of David Williams (Guitar player) is different.

Page 27: Stadium Management Corp page is completely different, with more photos and now all in color.

Page 28: Katherine's image is different on the Tour Credits page (now with a camera in front of her face) and the order of the photos have been changed to Joe, Katherine, and Don King (Don King was originally first in Version #2). And the text under "Tour Credits" (now with a pink font) is completely different.

Publisher: Stadium Management Corporation
Author: ?
Released: 07-12-1984
Language: English
Pages: 32
Printed: USA
Guide price: 90 €

Papa Joe's Boys-The Jacksons Story Book CoverPapa Joe's Boys - The Jacksons Story

'Papa Joe's Boys - The Jackson Story' book was released in the USA in 1983 by publisher Starbooks and written through Leonard Pitts JR.


The book that tells the stories and facts on the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, the entire family up to the 'Thriller' era.

With really great and unusual black & white photos of the Jacksons supplied by RIGHT ON! Magazine.

My book is printed in the USA with the ISBN: 0-89531-037-6.

Publisher: Starbooks
Author: Leonard Pitts JR.
Released: 1983
Language: English
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0-89531-037-6
Printed: USA
Guide price: 25 €

Destiny Tour Book CoverDestiny Tour

'Destiny Tour' book was released on January 22nd, 1979 by Spencer Graphic Service together with the opening concert in Bremen to promote the 'Destiny' album.


After ten years their destiny was just beginning and they revealed a new dimension in sight and sound.

The book with Peacock artwork on cover has a lot of beautiful pictures of the brothers and together with their friends.

My tour book is printed in the USA.

Publisher: Spencer Graphic Service
Author: ?
Released: 22-01-1979
Language: English
Pages: 20
Guide price: 30 €

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