The Jacksons celebrate 50 years of music at Haydock Park Racecourse

Posted on 8 July 2017
By Ellie Gregory
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Despite the typical rainy weather, people from across the region still came to the soggy grounds of Haydock Park Racecourse to admire and celebrate 50 years of the timeless Jackson’s.

Playing the hits and the classics, a diversity of ages attended–the kids, the youths, the adults and the grandparents.

It was definitely a show for all.

Kicking off with ‘Can You Feel It’, the crowd screamed and cheered for the return of the Indiana brothers.

Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon wore sparkling black leather outfits and still managed to break out into their legendary dance moves as they sang some favourable songs such as ‘Rock With You’, ‘Blame It on the Boogie’, ‘I Want You Back’ and ‘ABC’.

It was crazy to think that they were the real Jacksons, the real brothers who made music history and who still sit today in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and even the Grammy Hall of Fame.

And one couple thought they would seize the moment whilst the Jackson’s were in town.

Jermaine took to the stage to congratulate Scott and Sharon who had purposely married at Haydock Park Racecourse yesterday to have their big day at the Jacksons concert.

The night went on.

Behind the brothers, a roll of home videos and a real insight into their lives as there were interviews with their father Joe Jackson.

Jermaine said: “You can reminisce with us, those great, great memories.”

The night was emotional, and tearful for some as Jermaine lead a beautiful tribute to their late younger brother Michael.

Singing Michael’s powerful ballad, ‘Gone Too Soon’, videos and photographs of the late King of Pop were beamed onto huge screens across the racecourse as Jermaine looked up to the sky in prayer.

As the night came to an end, The Jacksons wanted to introduce their band and thank them for their performances.

With most of them coming all the way from Memphis, Tennessee, The Jacksons’ keyboardist didn’t have to travel quite as far as he was from Liverpool!

The Jacksons delivered a truly memorable and incredible performance after 50 years of singing, dancing and creating music.