Today in MJJ HIStory
1968 – The Jackson 5ive were officially signed to Motown Records during a meeting with Joe Seltzer. Michael Jackson was just 9 years old.
|After seeing the video tape of J5’s performance, Berry Gordy immediately decided to sign the group to his prestigious label.
Gordy was especially taken with young Michael. His early mastery of the moves of James Brown is incredible. He duplicates his idol’s steps perfectly.
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.
1974 – Jackson 5ive in Concert, Buffalo (New York)
1988 – Michael performs Bad World Tour in Cardiff, Wales, at Cardiff Arms Park.
1991 – Michael & Emmanuel Lewis visit the “Community Youth Sports & Art Foundation” Center in Los Angeles, California, (charity addressing drug abuse problems and approaching relief programs for families with gang members), talks to the children there, offers them financial support and a wide-screen television set.
1997 – “The Best of Michael Jackson And The Jackson 5” hit #5 in the U.K.