'Rare' private photos of Michael Jackson and his family - many never seen before - have been unearthed just in time for what would have been the late singer's 51st birthday on 29 August, Amateur Photographer can reveal.rnrnPhoto: Michael Jackson at his home in Los Angeles on 28 November 1972. The picture was captured during a photoshoot for Right On! magazinernrnPICTURE CREDIT: Image courtesy of Getty Imagesrnrnrnrn

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Photo (above): Michael Jackson at his home in Los Angeles on 28 November 1972. The picture was captured during a photoshoot for Right On! magazine

‘Rare’ private photos of Michael Jackson and his family – many never seen before – have been unearthed just in time for what would have been the late singer’s 51st birthday on 29 August, Amateur Photographer (AP) can reveal.

The pictures, documenting the star’s early years, were found in a collection of music and entertainment photos captured by photographer Michael Ochs.

They now form part of the vast archive held by Getty Images which says it came across the rare photos recently in its London-based Hulton Archive.

‘Many of these images are rare and have not been seen before… many are still being uncovered,’ a Getty spokeswoman told AP.

‘The images, which include a Jackson family trip to Japan and candid shots of sister Janet, were originally captured by photographers for Laufer Media, a Los Angeles-based publisher of teen magazines Right On! and Tiger Beat, among others,’ she added.

Getty says that the publisher had exclusive private access to the Jackson family.

Picture (below): Michael Jackson dances with actress Tatum O’Neal at a party on 21 June 1979

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