Only recently has the mystery behind "The Cupcake's" upbringing been brought to light. Marvin explains, "When the Jackson 5 were touring with the Osmonds in the 70's, my daddy, Joe Jackson had a brief affair with Donny & Marie's mom. Because of strict Mormon religion, the Osmond family could not be involved in such a scandal, so I was givin up the day I was born." Secretly raised by foster parents in a small Utah trailer park, Marvin's musical skills developed early but neither family would use or recognize his skills due to "image problems". Marvin got the nickname "Cupcake" when his booty was voted "The Sweet and Mushy Guilty Pleasure of the Year" by a panel of former female clients of the Jenny Craig program. RIP MJ
He won’t confirm or deny if his folks are Burt Reynolds and Sally Fields, but Bo Bandit was born in the back seat of a ‘77 Trans-Am, running Coors beer across the Texarkana state line. Running from the law became a way of life when Bo was growin’ up, and his only saving grace was learning to play the drums. Bo cut his teeth slappin’ the skins in biker bars and honkytonks all across the south, and that’s where he found his true passion was drivin’ the groove to the disco move. Whether its drivin’ an 18 wheeler, drivin’ the band, drivin’ fast cars or drivin’ the ladies crazy, Bo is your man!!
Growing up in foster homes in Minnesota, "Soda" (short for Minnesota) discovered who his parents were from an anonymous letter when he was 15. Apparently Soda's momma, Farrah Fawcett (RIP), put him up for adoption after birth when (her then hubby) Lee Majors saw that the 6 million dollar baby was black from the waist down. At the height of her popularity, Farrah could ill afford the recognition that she was not only the inspiration for the song "Super Freak", but also made a baby with Rick James!(RIP) With Mick's life-long ambition to be a pro football player in tow, he was also the star of his highschool football team. Unfortunately, his teammates resented him because the cheerleaders would ONLY cheer for Soda with cheers like "Oh Micky you're so fine, step right up to my behind, go Micky..." Torn by his love of disco and football, it was obvious where Soda's path and pants would lead him, and armed with momma's looks and daddy's talent, Minne'Soda' Mick James was destined to become a disco star!
"Curly is obvious, see?", he asks. "Momma done had six boys already and she really, really wanted me to be a girl... 'Cept I come out, she sees the unit and damn, she's so mad she gives me a girl's name: Karen. She used to even put me in dresses to go to church. I tells folks I'm Curly, coz it's a boy name, but my real name is Karen! Hey man, You won't put that on the website will you?"
The other nickname? "Oh yeah, THAT", blushes Curly. "Well, folks call me 'The Package' coz I used to work for UPS... Naw, really. You'd just have to come to a show and see for yourself" Curly sums up with, "A name ain't nothin' but a handle, y'know? You can call me what you like cause ain't nobody need a handle for me no-how. I'm easy to pick up. Anybody can call a King Don a Ho Ho but that don't make 'em the same, right?. Wait... Right?"