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October 7, 2010

1969 – The Jackson 5’s debut single for Motown, I Want You Back, was officially released on October 7, 1969, and would become the first of four number one hit singles in a row. A lively and deceptively sophisticated pop tune, Michael’s performance was strong and memorable, guaranteed to charm the most reluctant audience. I […]

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September 29, 2010

1971 – Goin’ Back to Indiana, a live/soundtrack album by The Jackson 5 for Motown Records, was released. The album features tracks from J5’s September 16, 1971 ABC TV special of the same name. It also featured tracks recorded by the J5 during their May 29 “homecoming” concert in Gary, Indiana (hence, both the show […]

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September 26, 2010

1970 – Motown announced that the Jackson 5 had sold a million records in the last nine months. 1971 – The Jackson 5ive perform two shows at Baltimore, Maryland on their first national tour. 1973 – Get It Together performed by the Jackson 5 in the States on The Bob Hope Special (an alternate version), […]

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September 24, 2010

1971 – Jackson 5ive Mom and Pop featured on the cover of Life Magazine with the story Rock Stars at Home with Their Parents. The spiral staircase in the Jackson family’s Hayvenhurst was made famous in the iconic cover where they are posing on stair steps with their parents standing at the bottom of the […]

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September 16, 2010

1981 – A video of the Jacksons’ “The Triumph (Can You Feel It)” was aired on “American Bandstand.” 1971 – Filmed on 9/10th July, the Jackson 5’s first TV special Goin Back To Indiana, was aired in the States on – appropriately – ABC-TV. The hour long show, with guests comedians Bill Cosby (as roving […]

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September 11, 2010

1971 – The animated Jackson 5ive TV series began airing on Saturday mornings on ABC. A fictionalized portrayal of the careers of the adventures of Motown’s hit sibling group, The Jackson Five. The 5 got into wacky situations each week, usually instigated by young Michael. Each episode was highlighted by a musical video sequence in […]

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August 26, 2010

1971 – The Jackson Five’s ABC album rules the Billboard R&B chart summit, one of three LPs by the group that spend a total 31 weeks at the top in 1971. 1972 – The Jackson 5 single “Lookin’ Through The Windows” hit #16 in the U.S. Lookin’ Through the Windows was the title track as […]

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August 21, 2010

1971 – The Jackson 5 song Maybe Tomorrow hit #20 in the U.S. Single Details: “Maybe Tomorrow” was released in June, 1971 from the Jackson 5’s album of the same title. The ballad was originally supposed to have been sung (possibly in a different production) by Sammy Davis, Jr. but for various reasons, the entertainer […]

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August 14, 2010

1971 – The Jackson 5ive perform at St Louis, Kiel Auditorium. 1997 – Michael Jackson perform HIStory World tour in Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark. Michael Jackson Live in CopenhagenBroadcast by TV1000 and Channel 3. Most VHS rips of this version that have appeared seem to suffer from a greenish video noise. This concert, along with […]

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August 13, 2010

1967 – Jackson 5 at the Apollo.Having toured the “chitlin’ circuit” of strip bars and nightclubs around the mid-west, the Jackson Five legend began to take hold on the east coast when the group won the Amateur Night Showdown at Harlem’s famous Apollo theater on August 13, 1967. In August 1967, The Jackson 5 performed […]