Jackson family in the dumps
One of the most influential and successful vocal groups of all time, the Jackson family is now sliding into obscurity.music Updated: Mar 24, 2008 19:57 IST
The famous Jackson family, which includes superstar Michael Jackson, are in the dumps with most of them sliding into obscurity.
Gary, Jermaine, Randy, Michael and Marlon formed Jackson 5, which was one of the most influential and successful vocal groups of all time. Tmz.com reports that now some of the members are working in supermarkets stocking shelves and even on cars as mechanics.
The most famous one, Michael, is about to lose his Neverland ranch as well as the family home in Encino. He is currently holed up in Las Vegas.
Brother Marlon works in the supermarket in San Diego and had to move into an extended-stay hotel with his wife while Tito formed a band and earns up to $500 to $1,500 for gigs.
Randy served as Michael's business manager during the molestation trial but got into trouble when he made three people take out lines of credits against their homes to help Michael pay for attorney fees. Michael never paid them back.
Sister Janet seems to be the only one doing well. She has a new album out and bought her mom a house in Las Vegas in anticipation of losing the family mansion to foreclosure.
In spite of all this, their father Joe said: "We can get back out there and set the world on fire. If the Rolling Stones can still rake in the money, so too can my boys."