Today in MJJ HIStory
1968 – While playing alongside Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers at Chicago’s Regal Theater during the summer of 1968, Taylor arranged for the Jackson Five to audition for Motown executives Suzanne DePasse and Ralph Seltzer, and other company staff.
On July 23, 1968, at around 10 a.m., the band’s audition in Detroit was videotaped and then shown to Berry Gordy two days later, whereupon he immediately decided to sign them to his prestigious label.
Although he and Joe Jackson signed a contract on July 26, the group’s existing contract with Steeltown had to be dealt with before the new one could be considered legal.
1984 – The Jacksons concert their Victory Tour at Jacksonville [Florida, USA] by Gator Bowl, attending 45,000.
1984 – Michael Jackson is on People magazine.
Michael Jackson is on McLean’s magazine.
Michael Jackson is on Sound Magazine.
Michael Jackson’s single “Dirty Diana” hit #4 in the U.K.
1998 – Disneyland Paris announced that August 17, 1998 would be the last day that Michael Jackson’s Captain EO will be shown.