'Being on Good Times was the first time I was around a group of people that wasn't my family,' Jackson remembers.
'At home we might have had a few friends, people around who knew us, but we never went over to other people's houses or anything like that.
'I was young, but I began developing early,' Jackson says.
'From the first day I was on set the wardrobe woman would wrap my chest; she said it was to make my boobs smaller.
She made me surprise myself.' The biggest surprise came in 1986 when Jackson went into the Flyte Tyme Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and emerged with 'Control', one of the most brilliant albums of the decade.'I know it sounds horrible, but I haven't visited there since I was 11.' When the Jackson Five were signed to Motown Records, five-year-old Janet went on the road with her brothers and later appeared in the short-lived variety show The Jacksons (1976 to 1977).It wasn't until being cast in the classic sitcom Good Times, aged 11, that the youngest was allowed a little freedom.While people tend to think of 'Control' (1986) as her first album, her true debut was a lacklustre self-titled record released four years earlier.'It was my first time really being in the studio working with a producer, and Angela [Winbush, of the then-popular R&B duo René and Angela, who produced some of the tracks] made me comfortable,' she says.