Music – 1983 – The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back + I’ll Be There – Sung At Motown 25th Anniversary

The Jackson 5 were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family….as the group was founded in 1965 in Gary, Indiana by brothers Jackie, Tito and Jermaine….with younger brothers  Marlon and Michael joining soon after. They were among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following….while being preceded by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations. The Jackson 5 performed in talent shows…

Music – 1983 – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – Performed Live On Stage At The Pasadena Civic Center

“Billie Jean“ is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records on January 2, 1983, as the second single from Jackson’s sixth studio album, Thriller (1982).  It was written and composed by Jackson…while being produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones….as “Billie Jean” blends  post-disco, rhythm and blues, funk and dance-pop. The lyrics describe a woman, Billie Jean, who claims that the narrator is…

Music – 1971 – Michael Jackson – It Was A Very Good Year – From Motown 25th Anniversary Show Special

“It Was a Very Good Year“ is a song composed by Ervin Drake in 1961….and originally recorded by Bob Shane with the Kingston Trio…..and it was subsequently made famous by Frank Sinatra’s version in D minor…..which won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male in 1966….while Gordon Jenkins was awarded Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the Sinatra version. This single peaked at #…

Music – Jackson 5 – I Want You Back + I’ll Be There & Michael Jackson – Billy Jean

The Jackson 5 were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family….as the group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine, with younger brothers Marlon and Michael Jackson joining soon after….who became among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following….as they were preceded by the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations.  The Jackson 5 have sold more…

Music – 1985 – The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back + I’ll Be There – Performed At MoTown 25th Anniversary Show

The Jackson 5 , later known as the Jacksons….were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family. The group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine….with younger brothers Marlon and Michael Jackson joining soon after. They were among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following….while being preceded only by the Supremes, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. The…

Music – 1965 – Michael Jackson – It Was A Very Good Year

This short video features Michael Jackson at 7 years old singing and impersonating Frank Sinatra….while singing the song “It Was A Very Good Year”….which is a song composed by Ervin Drake in 1961….and originally recorded by Bob Shane with the Kingston Trio.  It was subsequently made famous by Frank Sinatra’s version in D minor….which won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male in 1966….while Gordon…

Music – 1971 – Michael Jackson At 13 Years Old Sings It Was A Very Good Year

DOG ASIDE: In 1964, Michael Jackson and brother Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers….which was a band formed by their father which included brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine.  In 1965, Michael began sharing lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine, and the group’s name was changed to the Jackson 5. The following year,…