Gallery: The Best Break-Out Bands on Rolling Stone's Cover
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Michael Jackson (1971)
As this famous cover line says, Michael Jackson was just 11 when he first appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. During the previous year the Jackson 5 had exploded onto the charts, scoring huge hits with "ABC," "I Want You Back," "I'll Be There" and many others. It was the group's peak, but a decade later Jackson would emerge as one of the most successful recording artists in the history of recorded music.