The “King of Pop” had quite the time in the mid-1980s—from his hair catching on fire
while filming a commercial to meeting President Ronald Reagan at the White House,
not to mention continuing the ride that began with the release of his ridiculously successful
album, Thriller. Incredibly, for all of its global success, Thriller had no formal tour to
coincide with its release. Enter Jermaine, Tito, Randy, Jackie, and Marlon Jackson who,
surely out of the goodness of their collective heart, invited baby brother Michael to perform
with them on their 1984 Victory studio album and subsequent Victory Tour.
While photographic evidence of the tour exists, the same cannot be said of the
album’s recording sessions —familial tensions between the Jackson’s meant all
six siblings were rarely, if ever, in the studio simultaneously.