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Joe Jackson, the controversial patriarch of one of the most famous singing family acts of all time, who used a firm hand to steer the careers of his superstar children, has died. He was 89.

Jackson plotted the career moves of the Jackson 5 starting in the 1960s but was slowly relegated to the sidelines...

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I've read for over 40 years that he was a mean and ornery guy but I must admit that he certainly was successful in managing the group during the 70s.  He ruled the family with an iron fist. 

.....Otherwise, Michael may have become a freak at an earlier age.  lol

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