Mick Jackson

Mick Jackson

Real Name:
Michael George Jackson-Clark
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British singer-songwriter born in Yorkshire, England on November 2nd 1947.

Original composer of "Blame It On The Boogie", a track written with Stevie Wonder in mind which was picked up at the 1978 MIDEM Music Festival in Cannes by a manager scouting hits for Jacksons.

Amazed by the name coincidence and the composition itself, that manager flew back to the states and had the Jacksons rush in the studio, record their version and was able to release it just before the original was out.

The Jacksons and the Mick Jackson versions were released within days of each other, the press loved that and it became widely known as 'The Battle of the Boogie' as both media and the public followed 'the Battle' as the two versions worked their ways up the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Whenever you notice "M. Jackson" under title "Blame It On The Boogie", between brackets along "D. Jackson" (Dave Jackson (2), Mick's own brother) and "E. Krohn" (Elmar Krohn) names, "M. Jackson" stands for Mick Jackson here and not Michael Jackson as it is mostly believed nowadays.
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Mick Jackson Discography

Albums

Mick Jackson Step Inside My Rainbow Global Records And Tapes Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson Weekend (Album) Atlantic Europe 1979 Sell This Version
CBS 84254 Mick Jackson Step Inside My Rainbow(LP, Promo, W/Lbl) Global Records And Tapes, CBS Records CBS 84254 UK 1979 Sell This Version
INT 145.501 Mick Jackson Square Deal(LP, Album) Blow Up INT 145.501 Germany 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mick Jackson Weekend (Single) Atlantic, ATCO Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson Blame It On The Boogie (Single, Maxi) Atlantic New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson 54th Street (Single) ATCO Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Promo 081 Mick Jackson, Chic Mick Jackson, Chic - Weekend / I Want Your Love(7", Promo, Juk) Atlantic Promo 081 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson Weekend (Single) Atlantic US 1978 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson You Don't Light My Fire (Single) Global Records And Tapes UK 1979 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson Hangover (Single) CBS Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson The World Is Full Of Married Men (Single) Atlantic UK 1979 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson This Is The Real Thing PRT Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson Rock The World (No Other Girl) (Single) WEA UK 1984 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson Let's Make Sunshine / Something To Remember You By (Single) Deja Vu Records (5) UK 1986 Sell This Version
Mick Jackson Eveready (Maxi, Single) RCA UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
74321 59716 2 F.I.P. (2) Featuring Mick Jackson F.I.P. (2) Featuring Mick Jackson - The Boogie Man(CD, Maxi) Global Satellite 74321 59716 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
16511 AT Nick Jackson* You Turn Me On(7") Jupiter Records 16511 AT Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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SPJ1978

February 11, 2010
There is a documentary on Channel 4 in the UK about Mick Jackson and the story of "Blame it on the Boogie" on the 26th Feb 2010. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-other-michael-jackson

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