The family band was originally called the Jackson Brothers
Michael was promoted to joint lead vocals at the age of eight and the band became the Jackson 5
They toured extensively in the US Midwest from 1966 to 1968
He initially used his eccentricities to promote his music but strongly disliked the “Wacko Jacko” nickname
Wild stories about him included that he slept in an oxygen chamber and that he bought the bones of The Elephant Man.