Monday, May 29, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY #RebbieJackson & #LaToyaJackson! [vids]

It's a JACKSON family celebration!! Rebbie the eldest Jackson was six years old when baby sister LaToya was born on her birthday!!  Now what a SURPRISE!

Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Brown (née Jackson; born May 29, 1950) is an American singer professionally known as Rebbie Jackson. Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, she is the eldest child of the Jackson family of musicians. She first performed on stage with her siblings during shows in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in 1974, before subsequently appearing in the television series The Jacksons. Her sister La Toya was born on Jackson's 6th birthday. At age 34, Jackson released her debut album Centipede (1984). The album featured songs written by Smokey Robinson, Prince, and Jackson's younger brother Michael, whose contribution (the title track "Centipede") became Rebbie's most successful single release.

The most successful song from the album was the million-selling title track, "Centipede". Written, arranged and produced by Michael, the song also featured Jackson's famous brother on backing vocals. It reached number 4 on the Black Singles Chart and was subsequently certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Centipede" marked Michael's first effort at writing and producing since the release of his successful Thriller (1982).

This is a LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Rebbie released 'Centipede' on all of her studio albums! Smart move RIGHT? Right! Let's GO BACK with this CLASSIC JAM!

Now let's give some love to LaToya!

Born on her sister Rebbie's 6th birthday on May 29, 1956, in Gary, Indiana, La Toya Jackson is the fifth of ten children born to Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson and the middle female child between Rebbie and Janet. Growing up, La Toya was a shy homeperson. After her mother became a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in 1965, La Toya, along with the rest of her siblings followed, but most of the children are no longer associated with Jehovah's Witnesses. She would spend some of her time (alongside her mother) preaching door-to-door.

"Every morning, Michael and I witnessed, knocking on doors around Los Angeles, spreading the word of Jehovah." By 1972, at sixteen, La Toya joined her brothers in the spotlight with a tap dancing routine when her father arranged for them to perform shows in Las Vegas, among other cities. Jackson aspired to be an attorney specializing in business law. She attended college for a short time before her father insisted that she pursue a career in show business like the rest of the family.

LaToya did a COVER of Prince's 'Private Joy' back in the DAY!!!

Happy birthday to the JACKSON LADIES!!!!

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