DETROIT (AP) — They didn’t get a street named after them, but they did get the keys to the city.
The Detroit Free Press reports that Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson got a warm reception Friday in the hometown of Motown Records and were given the ceremonial keys to the city by Detroit police Chief James Craig.READ MORE: Michigan Lottery: 75-Year-Old Detroit Man Wins $100K Powerball Prize
The celebration was initially supposed to have included the renaming of a street after their more famous brother, Michael, but the plan was abandoned after it emerged that the brothers had thought the street would be named after The Jackson 5.READ MORE: More Than 100,000 People In Michigan Remain Under A Boil Water Advisory After A Main Leak
A Detroit ordinance prohibits streets from being ceremonially renamed after groups or organizations.
Michael Jackson died in 2009 from a prescription drug overdose at age 50.MORE NEWS: Michigan Matters: Pistons’ Rob Murphy on Helping His Hometown
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