If you detect the odor of sour grapes ... mixed with the aroma of bitterness ... it's probably Joe Jackson ... who just CLOSED UP his perfume kiosk at a Vegas mall ... TMZ has learned. MJ's father… READ MORE >
Born – July 26, 1928
Fountain Hill, Arkansas, U.S.
Patriarch, talent manager, horrible, horrible father.
Turned his children into musical superstars through hard work/relentless physical and emotional abuse.
Worked as a crane operator until he noticed his son Tito's talent on guitar. That's right -- we have Tito to thank for the Jackson 5.
Managed his sons' careers until they all left him, presumably for managers who didn't hit them with belts.
Plugged his new hip-hop recording project at the BET Awards tribute to Michael Jackson. It's what Michael would have wanted.
Released his own fragrances called "Tribute" and "Legend," which presumably smell like an old man's sad attempt to cash in on his dead son's fame.
Fun Fact: Jackson was played by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs in a TV movie. Remember him, he was Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington!
83-year-old Joe Jackson threw on his best track jacket ... and goldest chain ... and hit the club scene in Vegas this weekend ... at 2 IN THE AFTERNOON. Michael Jackson's father was chillin' at… READ MORE >
Joe Jackson screwed up by filing a Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit against AEG ... a judge has just ruled.Joe filed his wrongful death lawsuit AFTER Katherine Jackson filed hers -- on her… READ MORE >
Katherine and Joe Jackson are currently on their way to a hotel near the L.A. County Superior courthouse ... so when the jury finally reaches a verdict, they're right near the action.Katherine and… READ MORE >
Joe, Katherine, La Toya, and Randy Jackson arrived to court in full force this morning ... presenting a united front during closing arguments in the manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.The… READ MORE >
The honchos in charge of the Michael Jackson Estate are threatening the people behind the Michael Jackson Tribute concert, claiming the promoters have sullied Michael's name and are possibly even… READ MORE >