Archive Photo: Gamble & Huff with The Jackson Five


We know, we know. The coverage of Michael Jackson‘s death is beyond ridiculous at this point, and every gossip rag/website out there seems to be vying for a scoop on the late King of Pop’s mental and physical health at the time of his death. We’re opting to remember Michael in all of his glory, and we were really impressed by this archive photograph submitted to us by Phily disco kings Gamble & Huff. The disco icons responsible for Philadelphia International Records, and countless hits over the past four decades, knew the Jacksons from way back in the day. Let’s savor this picture taken in 1976 and remember the time we fell in love with their music.

Standing L-R: Tito Jackson, Randy Jackson, Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackson. Seated L-R: Joe Jackson, Leon Huff, Kenneth Gamble. Photo taken in 1976 in Mr. Gamble’s office at Philadelphia International Records.