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Historical Photos | September 24, 2018

Randy, Janet and Michael Jackson at home in 1972.

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The musical legacy of the Jackson family is well known, having begun with the massive chart success of the Jackson 5 and continuing through the solo careers of Michael and Janet. Randy, Janet and Michael were the three youngest of the 10 Jackson children, and in 1972 were in different phases of their careers. Michael, then around 14, was inarguably the star of the Jackson 5 (with brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon) and was beginning to release solo albums. Eleven-year-old Randy had performed with the Jackson 5 on percussion, but didn't actually join the group as one of the "5" until 1975, as a replacement for Jermaine. Janet, who was about 6 years old in this shot, would find more success as an actress in the '70s and early '80s, not emerging as a major pop star until 1986 with her third solo album, Control.

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Josh Robertson is a freelance writer who lives in the past -- and likes it there. He's a former Playboy and Yahoo! Internet Life editor and current social media whiz/hack. He prefers Martin Denny to Herb Alpert, still reads his Kurtzman-era Mad magazines, thinks margarita mix is an abomination and believes Lazenby was the second-best Bond, deal with it.