Marlon Jackson

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Marlon Jackson
Marlon Jackson 2013.jpg
Marlon Jackson in 2013
Marlon David Jackson

(1957-03-12) March 12, 1957 (age 64)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
Years active1966–present
Carol Parker
( m. 1975)
Family Jackson
Musical career
Associated acts

Marlon David "Fred" Jackson (born March 12, 1957) is an American entertainer, singer, and dancer. Jackson was a member of the Jackson 5, and is the sixth child of the Jackson family.

Early life

Marlon David Jackson was born on March 12, 1957, at St Mary's Mercy Hospital in Gary, Indiana, [1] the sixth child of Joseph and Katherine Jackson.

Personal life


In August 1975, 18-year-old Jackson married his girlfriend, Carol Ann Parker, whom he met in New Orleans during one of the Jacksons' tours. Jackson and Parker have three children: [2]

  • Valencia Caroline Jackson (born December 18, 1976)
  • Brittny Shauntee Jackson (born September 4, 1978)
  • Marlon David Jackson, Jr. (born September 23, 1981)

Marlon and Carol have six grandchildren, two from Valencia and four from Brittny.

Michael's memorial

Growing up, Marlon had been especially close to Michael, whom he considered the substitute for his lost twin brother, Brandon, who died at 2 months old. On July 7, 2009, he and his family offered their final eulogies for Michael, saying he was the "soul" of the family, and breaking down as he tearfully addressed the crowd: "Maybe now, Michael, they will leave you alone" [3] and "I would like for you to give our brother, my twin brother, Brandon, a hug for me." [4] Marlon fought back tears as he said, "I love you, Michael, and I'll miss you." [3]


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
Baby Tonight
  • Released July 1987
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: LP, CD
175 22


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"(Let Your Love Find) The Chosen One" [7] 1986 The Golden Child
" Baby Tonight" 1987 57 Baby Tonight
" Don't Go" 2
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Other contributions


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  3. ^ a b Maria Puente, "At Jackson Memorial, Tears, Cheers and 'I Love You, Michael Jackson,'" USA Today, July 8, 2009.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 9, 2009. Retrieved July 9, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link), Retrieved on 2009-07-09.
  5. ^ a b "Marlon Jackson". Allmusic. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Jackie Jackson". Archived from the original on October 28, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  7. ^ "(Let Your Love Find) The Chosen One"
  8. ^ Breskin, David (2004). We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song' (booklet). Image Entertainment, Inc.