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September 27, 2010

1968 – The Jackson 5ive performed as part of the benefit concert for Mayor Richard Hatcher at Gary’s Gilroy Stadium, set by Motown’s Record Corporation move to Gary, Indiana. The Motown Record Corporation brought its “Sound of Young America”, to Gary Indiana, for a special benefit program , the purpose of which was to defray […]

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July 26, 2010

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 […]

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July 23, 2010

1968 – The Jackson 5 give an audition to Motown at the Hittsville Studio in Detroit. On July 23, 1968, at around 10 a.m., the band’s audition in Detroit was videotaped. Although the record company’s president, Berry Gordy, was not present, several members of Motown’s creative department were there to witness. After performing an impressive […]

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July 22, 2010

1968 – The Jackson 5 opened for Motown acts Gladys Knight & the Pips and Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers at Chicago’s Regal Theater, during the summer of 1968. The brothers caught Knight’s attention, whereby she tried to get Motown brass to come to Chicago to see the boys. Taylor was also very impressed with […]