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Michael Jackson's 50th Birthday and Other News

At 12:01 A.M. August 29th(2008), Michael Jackson hit the half-century mark! Yet claims to feel no more then thirty!

 Fans far and wide threw parties all around the world. But he opted instead to spend the day with his kids. Settling down over a few classic cartoons while having cake n' ice cream. Even watching a few bootlegged tapes on James Brown live.

 ABC got the privilege to phone an interview with The King of Pop! They touched on a few subjects ranging from his life's work and even debuting a new dance move for the world to see(when the times right).

Michael Jackson Dance Contest
 A new contest has just erupted from many social networking sites including, Myspace, Facebook, and Bebo. Very much like playing an e-guitar. Press the high-lighted arrow at the right place at the right time! Whoever scours the highest points wins anywhere from a Michael Jackson I-Pod Nano to a free round trip for two across the world! Other prizes include a plasma T.V. or a PlayStation 3! Many wil…

Jackson 5 "The Young Folks"

The Jackson 5 conclude ABC on a cover by Diana Ross and The Supremes"-"The Young Folks". Both groups did a tremendous job cultivating the tune in their own signature styles. Here's Diana's take. Now compare that to The J5 interpretation.

You can also find this song on the B-Side of The ABC Single.

You better make a way for the young folks

Here we come, and we’re so alive.
We’re here for business buddy,and don’t won’t no jive.
Brighter tomorrows are in our eyes
You better make a way for the young folks
Ooh, yeah,yeah,yeah,yeah

We say yes
and you say no
We ask you why
and you close the door
My old friend I thought you knew by now, yeah
You can’t do that to the young folks
Oh, no,no,no,no

You might not like it
but I’ve got to tell you
I’ve got to tell you, na na, yeah yeah.
You better make a way for the young folks
Ooh, yeah,yeah,yeah,yeah

We’re marching with signs
We’re standing in lines, yeah, yeah
Protesting your rights
to turn out the lights in our lives

I Found That Girl

"I found That Girl" comes from the highly acclaimed Jackson Five album ABC.

 For a change, big brother Jermaine takes the lead. While little Michael does the back-ups along-side Tito, Jackie, and Marlin. This was right before his voice cracked.

 A classic cotton-candy romantic that swept many pre-adolescent girls out of their socks! So much so, the Billboard charts featured this as an A-side on their major hit "The Love You Save". You can purchase the vinyl right Here!

Mama, oh mama, I found that girl
Mama, oh mama, I found that girl

Mama, life for me now is a new sensation
Just like you said it would be with the right situation
Now love has a meaning and I have a goal
This feeling inside makes yesterday a hundred years old

Now I understand what is it to be a man
The way you explained to me that day
You said only the right girl can make me feel this way

Mama, I think I found that girl
Mama, I think I found that girl

Mama, she's that beautiful d…

The Jackson Five-I'll Bet You

A foreshadowing of what The Jackson 5 would get into down the road. These boys try their take on turn-of-the-decade Funk! And what would be more suitable then a "Funkadelic" parody. "I'll Bet You" was from their 1970 record "Eponymous". The rendition belongs to ABC. The second record off of Motown.

 Once again. I think these guys did a better job! The bass riff and Funk is more deep. Go ahead and listen to the original for comparison.

Ice cubes on a red hot stove will melt, and I'll bet ya,
A drowning man bet his first words are help, and I'll bet ya,
If you bet on a horse and the horse don't win, you lose, and I'll bet ya,
If you try, to sit on air, you're gonna fall, and I'll bet ya,

If you want a winning hand,
If you want a perfect man,
I'll bet you never lose with love,
I'm gonna win, and I'll bet ya,
Bet you never lose with love,
I'm gonna win, and I'll bet ya,

Take a car, without fuel, it ain'…

"J5 "La La Means I Love You"

The Jackson 5 cover a classic melody by The Delfonics-"La La (Means I Love You)". I believe both groups did a stupendous job! The remake is from their second LP-ABC. The older version can be found Right Here.

Many guys have come to you
With a line that wasn't true
And you passed them by
Are you in the center ring
And their lines don't mean a thing
Why don't you let me try
No, I don't wear a diamond ring
I don't even know a song to sing

All I know is la-la la-la la-la la-la la means, I love you
Oh, baby, please, now
La-la la-la la-la la-la la means, I love you

If I ever saw a girl
That I needed in this world
You are the one for me
Let me hold you in my arms
Girl, and thrill you with my charms
I'm sure you will see
The things I am sayin are true
Listen to me


The things I am sayin are true
And the way I explain them to you
Yes, to you Listen to me


True Love Can Be Beautiful

Coming from track 8 of the ABC album is a romantic filler written by Jermaine, Caston(the Blues Pianist), and Bobby Taylor. Who co-produced the boys first couple of albums. Mainly with the covers as he was the leading member of The Vancouver's.

 One night, The Jackson 5 had a chance to open-up for Bobby Taylor and The Vancouver's early 1968 show. Greatly astonished, he promptly contacted Susan De Passe to have them auditioned! In turn, she and Bobby were the true culprits in finding The Jackson 5!

 There's a great lesson here. Do the best at what you do. Perhaps, someone with connections is there just waiting to take you places!

been looking everywhere
soon I'll find you, girl
I know I'm getting closer now
cant wait to hold you, girl

the day I find you, girl, you'll love me

hey, girl
when your in my arms you'll want to keep for me
I'm sure
cause my loves that strong you'll be too weak to leave me

the day I find you, girl, you'll …

J5 "Never Had A Dream Come True"

We are greeted with another cover from Stevie Wonder on a Jackson 5 LP-"ABC". "Never Had A Dream Come True" is from his 1970 album "Signed, Sealed, Delivered".

 Looks like they've out-done Stevie on the harmonies. This and Who's Lovin' You certainly add a bunch.

To hear the original, Click Here! Now let's hear what these boys have to offer!

Everybody has something they have to leave behind
One regret from yesterday that just seems to grow with time
There's no use lookin back or wonderin
How it could be now or might've been
Oh this I know but still I can't find ways to let you go
I never had a dream come true
Till the day that I found you
Even though I pretend that Ive moved on
You'll always be my baby
I never found the words to say
Your the one I think about each day
And I know no matter where life takes me to
A part of me will always be with you

Somewhere in my memory I lost all sense of time
Soon my road …

Jackson 5 Cover-"I Don't Know Why I Love You"

Number 6 from the album ABC, "I Don't Know Why I Love You" is a refreshingly updated version to Stevie Wonder's classic. Though I think his version is much deeper.

 It's just incredible how much raw passion comes from a ten year old! It's that same passion which drove him to super-stardom with The Thriller Album!

Click Here to hear the original.

Oh, sure don't baby, baby, baby... ooh, ooh
I don't know why I love you
I don't know why I love you
I don't know why I love you but I love you
Always treat me like a fool
Kick me when I'm down that you do
I don't know why I love you, but I love you
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh you'll never, you'll never stop your cheating ways
With another guy you laugh in my face
Lord I know 'cause I feel disgrace
'cause I love you, oh, baby, baby, baby
I don't know why I love you
I don't know you and me, baby, oh yeah
I don't know why I love you, but I love you, baby
Oh dar…

J5 Come Round Here, I'm The One You Need

"Come Round Here, I'm The One You Need" is a mundane cover and the fifth track off of the J5 album-ABC. A cover to The Miracles 1966 classic! Both did a tremendous job! Although the Jackson 5 rendition seems a little too similar.

I'll let you compare the two(Click Here)...Enjoy!

Now you say, every time you need some affection
The one you love goes in another direction
You just sit back in a daze and miss him
'Cause you know some other lips, he's been kissing

Now when you need the love you never showed, you come 'round here
And when you need some loving arms to hold, you come 'round here

Now I may not be the one you want
(Honey, honey)
But I know I'm the one you need
(Honey, honey)
Say now, I may not be the one you want
(Honey, honey)
But, I know, I'm the one you need
(Honey, honey)

Your life stands still the minute he goes
You count the hours just hoping he shows

Girl, can't you see while you're looking for his touch
(Honey, hon…


Continuing with their logic on numbers, The Jackson 5 sing "2-4-6-8 who do you appreciate". The rhythm and tune is on key. The bridge features a famous spoken word by Little Michael. If you could remember, "Moonwalker" contained a snippet that goes like this...

"I may be a little fella
But my hearts the size of Taxes.
I give you all the love I can give!"
 A wonderful medley of logic for listening on a classic LP. Very catchy and bubblishous. Go ahead and have a listen...

2,4,6,8,who do you appreciate please say that boy is me
2,4,6,8,who do you appreciate I'm the one who wants to be your baby
Get up early to see you in the morning but you just past me by havin a quarter sitting in the corner
With you I share my time I past your homeroom wishing you were my own girl
Every time I look to see you sit at home but someday you'll notice if you look into my eyes ohhh
2,4,6,8,who do you appreciate please be my pride and joy
2,4,6,8,who do you appre…

ABC The Single

And now, things spicing up again. To explosive backups and zany instrumentation! Michael's adorable ab-lbs mimic a Dangerous outtake "Shake That Body". Just 21 years down the road.

 The eponymous single(from the album "ABC") soared to 3-2-1 on the charts! Making it another signature. Replacing The Beatles single "Let It Be" from the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100!

Michael: A buh-buh buh buh-buh

J5: A buh-buh buh buh-buh

Michael: You went to school to learn, girl
Things you never, never knew before...

Jermaine: Like I before E except after C...

Michael: And why 2 plus 2 makes four
Now now now, I'm gonna teach you...
J5: Teach you, teach you

Michael: All about love, dear...
J5: All about love

Jermaine: Sit yourself down, take a seat
All you gotta do is repeat after me.


Michael: Easy as...
J5: 123
Michael: Or simple as...
J5: Do re mi
Michael: ABC, 123, baby, you and me girl!
Michael: Easy as...
J5: 123

Jackson 5 ABC

Just five months down the road and The J5 were at it again! This time without any help from Diana. "ABC" became the most successful Motown record yet! Spawning two more #1 hits! By now they were becoming an Ed Sullivan sensation! Their joint-venture with "Diana Ross" obviously paid off!

 The album is considered their crowning achievement which firmly placed them as the final Motown legends. Before the industry shifted gears from it's golden era.
And it's with this record I would like to share my precious 2 cents.


 The album blasts forth with a little lesson on traffic and arithmetic-that being "The Love You Save" & "ABC". With raw Corporate instrumentation, authentic vocals, and powerful ab-lib's. No wonder both tracks fluently aced to the top of the charts!

 Sandwiched in between the two is a mid-tempo puppy Love Song with backups that almost mimic Hornets on a Spring afternoon-check out One More Chance. When…

Jackson Five-One More Chance

A pre-teen Bubblegum sensation. These fine young boys appealed to many girls in junior high. Both black & white. During the dawn of post-segregation.

 Throughout the song, Michael pleads his ex for One More Chance. Once again, alluding to Diana Ross's"Stop In The Name of Love".

 And so "One More Chance" stands at the crossroads. Sandwiched in between "ABC" and "The Love You Save".

Everybody loves the star
When he's on the top
But none ever comes around
When he starts to drop

But you were someone special
You stuck through thick and thin
But I was much too busy
Trying to shine
To let your love shine in

Let you slip away
I must have been insane
Stop in the name of love
Don't make me live my life in vain

Give me one more chance
That's all I ask of you
Just one more chance
I'll make it up to you
Just one more chance
That's all I ask of you
I'll build you a world for two
I'll make it up to you


The Love You Save

"The Love You Save" became the second consecutive #1 single from The Jackson Five. Coming from their most notable album ABC. Michael Jackson was fast becoming a favorite among Motown enthusiasts and the Bubble Gum circle.

 As the tone-arm scratches the surface, we're greeted with an energetically buoyant vocal by Michael! Accompanied with powerful backups from the 4 brothers!

 Indeed! "The Love You Save" was known to allude Diana Ross's"Stop In The Name of Love"! Both are noted to stomp while shouting "Stop!"

 Only a month after "The Beatles" broke up on April 15th 1970, The J5 single replaced "The Long and Winding Road" down to the #2 spot! They were fast becoming one of Motown's hottest tickets!

J5:Stop! Na na na! You'd better save it!
Stop, stop, stop, you'd better save it!

Michael: When we played tag in grade school
You wanted to be It.
But chasing boys was just a fad
You crossed your heart you…

Jackson Five "Reach Out, I'll Be There"

"Reach Out, I'll Be There" is a fresh cover on the Four Tops classic(listen to it Right Here. With lucid harmonies and juvenile Funk, The Jackson 5 try to outdo the original. In my opinion, they are right behind it!

 I bet the boys would have another chart topper had the track made the final cut for "Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5". But as it is, this will always be remembered as a priceless outtake.


Note: UMB has recently taken measures to take this track off the internet. I apologize for any inconvenience. Not to fear, the track is available on a greatest-hits boxed collection(with a bonus disc choc full of outtakes)-namely "Soulsation"!

Jackson Five "O, I've Been Blessed"

"O, I've Been Blessed" is a Bobby Taylor cover and an outtake on their first LP-Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5. It's easy to understand why this was left out.

 It would be in bad taste to do-over what has already been made perfect. But I'll let you decide. How well did The J5 fair-out compared to Bobby Taylor?

Oh Oh I've been blessed
someone Heaven sent
someone I can't forget
with a smile that's true come forth for you

I used to walk down a crowded street
with a broken heart and love I'll repeat
Just wasted years Just tasting tears
I was so confused and then I met you
And that heavy load that i used to bear
you said bring it to me, bring it to me
you said darling

oh I've been blessed
from the day we met til I marry ya
oh I've been blessed
with a sunny sky
and a girl that's mine

Just like a bird with a broken wing
into your arms I gladly came
you smiled at me and I fell in love
in a minute I was torn apart
and a sound was heard that shook the earth

Born To Love You

"Born To Love You" is a Jackson Five tune written by Ivy Joe Hunter & William Mickey Stevenson. Of whom collaborated with "The Marveletts" among many other acts.

 The twelfth and final track from their first Motown record-Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.

Girl, as you walk by
I see the sign so deep inside.
I knew it had to be
When you smiled for a little while.
I heard the same rhapsody
So lovely and so fair.
I knew right then and there
That you were made for me.
And it wasn't hard to see
Guess I was born to love you.
Guess I was born to love you.

Darling I, I was born to love you
Give my love to no one but you.
This is a man with the future in his hands
Don't let go, don't let go,
Baby, don't let go.

You better come on
And take my hand
Cuz I can't understand
This feeling in my soul
But I know that I would rather die
Than to let this feeling go
Oh, now, girl, can you see
That this was meant to be?
It's funny but it's true

Jackson Five "Stand"

A song dedicated to the protest against the Vietnam War and a call for peace. No doubt Michael Jackson had much influence on doing a cover for this. As always, The Jackson 5 add a little Funk to the mix. Sly and the Family Stone were the first to perform this tune. Click Here to have a listen on the original. I'd say The Jackson Five have it a step ahead on this one.

Stand! In the end you'll still be you
One that's done all the things you set out to do.
Stand! There's a cross for you to bear
Things to go through if you're going anywhere.
(Everybody say):
Stand! For the things you know are right.
It's the truth that the truth makes them so uptight.
Stand! All the things you want are real.
You have you to complete and there is no deal.
Yeah yeah yeah yeah. Oom bah bah bah Oom bah bah bah
Stand! Stand!
Huh! Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Stand! Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya .
Stand! They will try to make you crawl.
And they know what they're saying makes …

Jackson Five "I Know I'm Losing You"

"(I Know) I'm Losing You" is a J5 parody to a classic by The Temptations. Written by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield. Both considered as the fathers of Motown.

 Even though The Temptations fared way better, you've got to admire them for trying. As with most of their earliest materiel, Jermaine and Michael shared turns on the mike. Click Here to hear The Temptations sing!

Your love is fading
I can feel it fading
Girl, it's fading away from me.
Cuz your touch, your touch has grown cold
As if someone else controls your very soul.
I've fooled myself long as I can
And I can feel the presence
Of another man.

Girl, when you speak my name
It's just not the same.
Oh, little girl, I'm losing you.
It's in the air.
It's everywhere.
Oh, baby, I'm losing you.

When I look into your eyes
A reflection of a face I see.
I'm hurt, down-hearted and worried, girl
Cuz that face doesn't belong to me.

It' all over your face
Someone's takin…

Jackson Five "Chained"

Comparing the two Motown icons, it looks to be a very close call. However the J5 tempo is a little more upbeat and synchromatic. But once again it caters more to the Bubble Gum nitch

 You can even spot Little Michael cooing a bit. foreshadowing what is to come from Off The Wall, Thriller and on forth.

 Frank Wilson originally composed this song for Marvin Gay...Click Here to have a listen. Now let's hear it for the boys!..

Seems like yesterday
You were in my arms
And in a special way
You touched my heart with all your charms.
Now you're gone
And I find myself
Baby, I'm all alone
And there's no love left.

Hey! Hey!

Don't know why I failed.
For you I've always cared
And I did all I know
To win your love and make it so
You'd always stay
But you turned away.
Honey, what could I say?
How could you
How could you do me this way?

Cuz I'm chained
To your love and affection.
Chained cuz your love
Is my only direction

Huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh …

Jackson 5 "My Cherie Amour"

Covering famous Motown hits was the thing to boost your singing career. How appropriate in choosing "My Cherie Amour"! By Stevie Wonder.

 The Jackson 5 have inserted a more Teeny-bob feel so I wouldn't say their take is better. But Jermaine sure does a good job(this is right before his voice cracked)! Plus the guitar does add a little different flavor to it.

 But I can barely hear Michael singing though. But I'm sure he's harmonizing somewhere. To hear the original, Click Here.

La la la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la la

My cherie amour lovely as a summer day
My cherie amour distant as the Milky Way
My cherie amour pretty little one that I
You're the only girl my heart leaps for.
How I wish that you were mine.

In a cafe or sometimes on a crowded street
I've been near you but you never notice me
Oh cherie amour won't you tell me how could you
Back behind this little smile I wore
How I wished…

Jackson 5 "Who's Lovin' You"

A Soulful rendition to Smokey Robinson's 1963 hit "Who's Lovin You". I really feel The Jackson Five had done a better job then "The Miracles". Michael's strong voice gives the track a refreshing spin. The rhythm is more Funky. In other words, More lively then it's original counter-part.

 But don't get me wrong. The former is a classic in it's own right! Click Here to hear Smokey's version.
Album Version
When I had you
I treated you bad
And wrong my dear
And girl since,
Since you been away
Dontcha know
I sit around
with my head hangin' down
And I wonder
Who's lovin you

I, I, I, I should have never ever
Ever made you cry
And girl since
Since you been gone
Dontcha know
I sit around
with my head hangin' down
And I wonder
Who's lovin you

Life without love
Is oh so lonely
I dont think
I dont think
I'm gonna make it
All my life
All my life, yeah
belongs to you only
Come on and take it girl
Come on and take it!


You've Changed

Bubblegum Soul at it's finest! A remastered edition to one of their "Steeltown" numbers from "Big Boy". There's not much to differ from both versions. I call it more of an update then a revision.
Steeltown Version
Motown Version
Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.

I remember when you was a little girl
I say you never ever ever wore curls
You wore nothing but an old shaggy, shaggy
I say you never ever try to look your best.

Now when I look at you
All my love come a'running through.
You've changed and it's showing
My love for you is growing
You've changed and it's showing
Yeah. Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.

You legs were little
But now they are big
Instead of wearing a pony tail
You wear a little red wig
Your eyes are pretty
You got some kissable lips
And I love the way you walk
Cuz you swing your hips!

Now when I look at you
All my love come a'running through
You've changed and it's showing

Jackson Five "Zip-Ba-Dee-Doo-Dah"

An updated Funky rendition to a 1946 classic Disney soundtrack "Song of The South". Originally by James Basket. The Jackson Five infuse a little Soul and R&B to give it a kick.

 If you ever wonder how these 5 would've sounded had Gordy signed them on a few years earlier? Well, I believe this is the closest you will get.

 To compare to the original, Click Here and Here!

- Jackson 5 Lyrics

Jackson Five "Standing In The Shadows of Love"

A cover to the Four Tops classic. The Jackson 5 were one of many Motown roosters who've covered this underrated gem from 1966.

 Their version can be found on number 5 of the album Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.

 Clearly, no one can beat the original. However, the boys did record a fairly well Funkdition.

 Listen to the Four Tops over here. Compare and contrast with this!

LyricsStanding in the shadows of love
I'm getting ready or the heart aches to come.

Standing in the shadows of love
I'm getting ready for the heartaches to come.
(Can't you see me) Standing in the shadows of love
I'm getting ready for the heartaches to come.

I wanna run but there's no place to go
For heartaches will find me I know.
Without your love, a love I need
It's the beginning of the end of me.

Cuz you've taken away all my reasons for living
When you pushed aside all the love I've been giving.
Now wait a minute!
Didn't I always treat you right
Now baby didn't I,…

Can You Remember

A 60's-flavored Classical-Soul hybrid on the theme of love and nostalgic romance. "Can You Remember" is the 4th track off The Jackson 5 Motown debut Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5! This album came out within the latter days of the 1969. Just two months before the dawn of the 70's!
This will surly bring back memories to all you Motown lovers. Listen below...





I Want You Back

Michael Jackson's initial taste of chart success, "I Want You Back" became the first of four consecutive #1 hits for The Billboard Top 100! The single featured a cover of The Miracles-"Who's Lovin' You". Formerly, this track was considered for "Gladys Night And The Pips" and Diana Ross as "I Want to be free".

 This high-tempo Funky antique unveils an energetic Michael shrouded with boyhood crushes over a girl. Even though he exhibited a lot of passion and vigor, no one knew what would become of this child-star by the time he reached adulthood. Thriller surprised even the most avid among his fans!


LyricsUh-huh huh huh huh
Let me tell ya now

When I had you to myself
I didn't want you around
Those pretty faces always made you stand out in a crowd
But someone picked you from the bunch
one glance was all it took
Now it's much too late for me to take a second look

Oh baby give me one more chanc…

Jackson Five Nobody

"Nobody" is the second track off of "Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5. Released in late 1969. Their debut album from Motown.

 There is a silky-smooth Bubble-Gum flavor evident throughout contents of the song. "Nobody" has a pre-Disco Funk geared more for the teeny-bob crowds. A nostalgic ebony experience from the 70's.

LyricsNobody, no, nobody, said nobody,
No, no, no, nobody to love me like you do,
To love me like you do, to love me like you do.
Money in the bank, money in the bank
Don't mean a thing
Money can't buy, money can't buy

The love you bring.
Your love, baby
Can make a blind man see, yes, it can.
Can make the devil
Get right down on his knees.
Nobody, no, nobody, said nobody,
No, no, no, nobody to love me like you do,
To love me like you do, to love me like you do.
Movie star queen, a movie star queen
Can move me not.
Movie star queen, take off the paint, baby,

Whatcha got?
Take me, girl,
Your my desire, honey,
I get steaming hot

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five

Previously, we've looked at Michael's very first experience jammin' in a recording studio. What turned up was a local Steeltown #1 hit-Big Boy. Their valiant efforts would soon land them on much larger deals with Berry Gordy!

 Just when you thought Motown couldn't harbor one more act, Bamm! You see 5 young African American brothers rivaling The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family! Although each one was unique and had talent. Pretty much everyone agreed that Little Michael had something the others didn't. A young, ambitious, jolt of energy-with potential written all over his face! Is it any wonder then how I Want You Back scored big time?

 Gladys Knight and Mr. Gordy propositioned Diana Ross to do the honors of kick-starting The Jackson Five! Debuting with a hit record to close off the 60's-"Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5"!

 The album begins on a Funky rendition to "Zip A Dee Doo Dah". Most notably a Disney tune by Bobby Soxx and The Bl…

The Jackson Five Era

Starting today, we will go back in time to discover Michael Jackson's beginnings in The Jackson Five Era! From the regional hit Big Boy to their last label with Motown-Moving Violation.


 Coming from The Chitlin' Circuit, Joseph signed his five aspiring young men to Steeltown Records-An Indiana-Based record label. But all they could muster in was a local hit-"Big Boy". But that in no way discouraged these five brothers.

 Soon enough, their zeal brought them to the gates of Berry Gordy's million dollar crib-Who promptly signed them to his Motown label as The Jackson 5. But to get them going, Diana Ross agreed to help promote the next big thing off The Motown assembly line. By next Summer(1969) they moved to California and recorded their very first Motown record-Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5

 Berry teamed up with "Gladys Knight" to form "The Cooperation"-A Motown executive production team. Together with Bobby Taylor, they w…