T&H: blame it on the book-ie

T&H: blame it on the book-ie

The Jackson siblings’ first ever official publication will be released by Thames & Hudson in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Jackson Five’s début single “Big Boy”.

The Jacksons: Legacy is a “comprehensive” and “definitive” book that tells the band’s story in their own words, alongside “outstanding” visuals.

The publisher holds world rights in all languages.

The Jackson Five. Picture: Lawrence Schiller

The title features never-before-seen pictures gained from “unparalleled access” to the family’s archives, and includes images of their mother, Katherine.

T&H will support the book with a “multilayered” promotional programme with the four surviving brothers’ involvement—Michael, the youngest of the original quintet, passed away in 2009— including a proposed TV special and live events worldwide.