Who influenced Jackson's music?

Published On: Jun 14 2011 09:50:35 AM CDT

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.

Etta James
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Etta James' success in integrating blues, R&B and jazz opened up a new genre that welcomed the Jackson 5.

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