I grew up as a Jackie Jackson and Jermaine Jackson fan girl when it came to the J5. Marlon was a few years younger than me and the teenaged me wanted a real man. (LOL) But once I saw and heard Marlon singing “Body,” in the video of the same name, I actually noticed him.
Next thing I knew Marlon, like his brothers Michael,Jermaine and Jackie before him, put out his own solo LP. Nice tunes and a couple of great videos came about s a result. Here is Marlon performing his hits “Don’t Go” and “Baby Tonight” on Soul Train. I remember Marlon performed these songs on the original Arsenio Hall Show as well.
Once “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty” reality series aired on TV, it was official that Marlon and Tito were now my two favorite Jackson men. Check out this episode (while it lasts on YouTube that is,)
Many Happy Returns of the day to Mr. Marlon Jackson, born March 12, 1957.