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That year, Motown executives began grooming Michael and Jermaine for solo careers that would run concurrently with the Jackson 5. Michael was the first to debut on his own toward the end of , and was an instant success; his first two singles, "Got to Be There" and "Rockin' Robin," both made the Top Five, and later in he scored his first pop number one with "Ben.
In the meantime, the fantastically hyped Jackson 5 craze was beginning to cool down. The group's frustrations with Motown had been building -- not only did the label seem less interested in their career, but they still refused to allow the Jacksons to write or choose their own material, or play their own instruments on their records.
Finally, in early , they left Motown to sign with Epic. When the legal battles finally ended, Motown won a breach-of-contract settlement and retained rights to the Jackson 5 name, forcing the group to become the Jacksons.
They also lost Jermaine , whose marriage to Berry Gordy 's daughter Hazel made it extremely impractical for him to join his brothers. He was replaced by younger brother Randy born Steven Randall Jackson , October 29, , who had been appearing unofficially with the group as a percussionist for some time.
However, the group truly assumed control over their music and hit full stride on 's Destiny , which most regard as the strongest studio LP the Jacksons recorded together in any incarnation. Destiny was self-produced and largely self-written, and its success helped encourage Michael to return to solo work.
The staggering success of Michael 's next solo album, Thriller , signaled the beginning of the end for the Jacksons , but not quite yet; Jermaine rejoined the group for 's Victory , the only album to feature all six brothers.
The single "State of Shock," which featured guest vocalist Mick Jagger , hit number three that year, and the group's ensuing tour was a blockbuster success, despite expensive for the time ticket prices.Jun 21, · I really love this song it has such a great meaning. Hope you like it and in rememberance of him ='.