Jackson helped engineer the careers of the Jackson 5, and the solo careers of his son Michael and daughter Janet.
Jackson was honored with a Brenden Celebrity Star on October 27, 2009, at the Las Vegas premiere of the Michael Jackson documentary, "This is It".
By the time they were adults, most of the Jackson siblings had dismissed him as their manager; Michael and Joseph's relationship was famously fractured; Michael Jackson revered his mother, Katherine, but kept his distance from Joseph.
Son Jackie Jackson corroborated this, saying in the book The Jacksons: Legacy: " Gary wasn't the safest place to live.
In a career spanning decades, The Jackson 5 sold approximately 75 million records worldwide and were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.
"Michael was the type of kid, you know, he was a good kid. and by him being that way, he was able to be Michael Jackson", he also recalled.
Previous year he said he was "truly sorry" for the way he treated them.
Jackson and wife Katherine married in 1949 and had 10 children - one of whom died shortly after birth - but lived apart in later years. Offering prayers and condolences to theJackson family. He was the first manager of the Jackson Family and late the Jackson Five and was instrumental in his children's stardom. By 1969, they had signed to Motown, when their bubble gum soul-pop hybrid would create Beatle-like mania, with hits including "I Want You Back", "ABC" and "I'll Be There".