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Janet Jackson: One Girl, Six Famous Brothers, Ten Million "Exotic" Pets...

uncredited writer, Smash Hits, 21 May 1986

ON THE sleeve of Janet Jackson's new LP, Control, there's a dedication. "Special thanks to Joe and Katherine Jackson for having such a beautiful and talented daughter," it says. No mention here of all Joe and Katharine's other beautiful and highly talented offspring — Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy and Michael (The Jacksons!!), and the sisters, Maureen and LaToya... But that's because Janet — the youngest child (going on 20) — is determined to do things "on her own terms".

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