The Jackson 5 To Reunite
Thursday, 29 November 2007
The group that launched the career of Michael Jackson feel they owe it to their fans and the public to spread a little boogie fever one last time.
Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael last toured together in 1984 as The Jacksons - with six members, along with Randy Jackson - having originally formed the Jackson Five in 1965.
The group stopped touring together as Michael and sister Janet Jackson became international music superstars, and the Jackson Five formally disbanded in 1990.
Michael was acquitted of charges of child molestation two years ago, and Jermaine confirmed that the trial had delayed the reunion project.
"There's been so much going on, getting over all the hurdles that we all were faced with during Michael's trial," Jermaine, who sang lead vocals in the group until Michael took over, said.
He added that the group were "in the studio at the moment", hinting at new material.