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Who influenced Jackson's music?

Published On: Jun 14 2011 07:50:35 AM PDT

Before Michael Jackson was the king of pop, he was listening to Motown along with everyone else. See which singers influenced Jackson's musical style.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cites soul/funk band Sly and the Family Stone as a precursor to the Jackson 5. Here, Stone makes his first major public appearance in almost 13 years during a tribute to "Sly & The Family Stone" at the 48th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Feb. 8, 2006.

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