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Joe Jackson

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!

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Michael Jackson Estate Threatens MJ Tribute Promoters

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Something Stinks Over MJ Tribute Concert

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Michael Jackson's Dad Smells Bad in MJ Perfume War

Michael Jackson's Dad
Smells Bad in MJ Perfume War

A company that owns the rights to license all things Michael Jackson is going after MJ's dad, Joe -- indirectly -- claiming he's involved in a business deal that shamelessly exploits his dead… READ MORE >

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Joe Jackson Stinks -- The HARD Sell

Joe Jackson Stinks -- The HARD Sell

Somehow ... Joe Jackson convinced someone to bottle his cologne -- and we've produced a commercial for the stench -- er, scent ... that is pure justice. For Michael Jackson. Check out TMZ on TV --… READ MORE >

- 1069 days ago
Wanna Smell Like Joe Jackson?!!?

Wanna Smell Like Joe Jackson?!!?

If you've ever looked at Joe Jackson and thought, "How the hell can I smell like THAT guy?" ... well, fret no more ... MJ's dad has unveiled a brand new line of body scents. Joe debuted a… READ MORE >

- 1069 days ago
Conrad Murray to Joe Jackson: You're Outta Here!

Conrad Murray to Joe Jackson: You're Outta Here!

Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Joe Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit against him ... TMZ has learned.Murray's lawyer, Charles Peckham, claims Joe's attorney missed the… READ MORE >

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The Michael Jackson Prelim Fashion Report

The Michael Jackson Prelim Fashion Report

The Jackson clan turned day 2 of the Conrad Murray/Michael Jackson manslaughter prelim into a couture runway show.From Janet in Jermaine drag to Katherine's purple Barney suit, check out all of… READ MORE >

- 1202 days ago
Joe Jackson -- Pimpin' All Over Brazil

Joe Jackson -- Pimpin' All Over Brazil

Joe Jackson's mouth is working overtime in Brazil -- smooth-talkin' ladies, sippin' down drinkies ... and making STUPID comments that may have cost him a fortune! Check out TMZ on TV -- click here… READ MORE >

- 1236 days ago
Joe Jackson's Brazilian Babe Tour

Joe Jackson's Brazilian Babe Tour

When not compromising his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray in Brazil this week, Joe Jackson has been throwing back drinks and hangin' with pretty young things.While Papa Joe is… READ MORE >

- 1236 days ago
Joe Jackson Compromises Wrongful Death Claim

Joe Jackson Compromises Wrongful Death Claim

Joe Jackson may have just dug himself a hole to China during a TV appearance in Brazil ... by telling the host Michael Jackson "never supported me." During the interview on "Hoje em Dia," the… READ MORE >

- 1236 days ago
Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Lawsuit Refiled

Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Lawsuit Refiled

If at first you don't succeed ... Joe Jackson has refiled the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray.A federal judge threw out Joe's claim, ruling the case should have… READ MORE >

- 1238 days ago

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