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Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (15-09-1972)Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour was an American variety show based on the married couple of American pop-singer Cher and her husband Sonny Bono. The show ran on CBS in the United States.

On September 15th, 1972 – Michael jokes around with Sonny and Cher, joins his brothers for a group performance of 'Lookin' Through The Windows' and performs 'Ben'.

Performance list:

1. Sketch with Michael - 1:25
2. Lookin' Through The Windows - 3:46
3. Ben - Michael Jackson - 2:58

Year: 15-09-1972
Broadcasted: CBS television network in the States
Playing time: 8:09 minutes


Save The Children Benefit Concert (09-1972)Save The Children Benefit Concert

The Jackson 5 were among a stellar roster of black artists performing at Jesse Jackson’s PUSH Expo '72 benefit concert in Chicago, sometime during the week of September 27-October 1, 1972.

The show was filmed and included in the concert movie Save The Children, which was released the following year. Michael’s voice was just starting to show signs of pubescent change, although admittedly that change wasn’t as profound as it is for most boys who are becoming men.

The Jackson 5 perform a medley of their hits.

Performance list:

1. Medley: I Want You Back / ABC / I Wanna Be Where You Are - 6:58

Year: 09-1972
Place: PUSH Expo ‘72 benefit concert in Chicago
Playing time: 6:58 minutes


American Bandstand (01-07-1972)American Bandstand

American Bandstand, out of Philadelphia, became the highest rated local daytime TV show in the nation.
The show featured in 1972 teenagers dancing to Top 40-type music introduced by Clark.

Michael and his brothers appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand on July 1st, 1972 where they performed their new single 'Lookin' Through The Windows'. Michael performed 'Rockin’ Robin' and his brand new single, 'Ben', the title song for a new movie of the same name about a rat (Michael’s favorite animal at the time), which soon became his first solo number one hit.

Michael chats with host Dick Clark, she talks about Michael his snake, his school and the guest ask also Michael a couple of questions. After that interview Michael sang 'I Wanna Be Where You Are' from his first solo album, 'Got To Be There'.

Performance list:

1. Rockin' Robin - 2:28
2. Ben - 2:34
3. Interview with Michael - 3:22
4. I Wanna Be Where You Are - 2:44
5. Lookin' Through The Windows - 3:32

Year: 01-07-1972
Broadcasted: Television show out of Philadelphia (USA)
Playing time: 14:42 minutes


Hellzapoppin (01-03-1972)Hellzapoppin

Hellzapoppin was a Tv Show that aired in the States on ABC in the year 1972, music 'n madness marked every moment of the entertaining hour-with music that was the most when performed by your very own Jackson 5!

On March 1st, 1972 – Michael belted out 'Got To Be There' and he was very much there, in fact! Those beautiful Jackson 5 in their colorful-as-ever garb-also sang 'Sugar Daddy and also introduce brother Randy during 'We Got A Brand New Thing'.

Performance list:

1. Sugar Daddy - 2:53
2. Got To Be There - 2:03
3. We Got A Brand New Thing - 2:40

Year: 01-03-1972
Broadcasted: ABC television network in the States
Playing time: 7:43 minutes


Flip Wilson Show (04-11-1971)Flip Wilson Show

The Flip Wilson Show was a variety show that aired in the U.S. on NBC, the show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title role to become highly successful with a white audience.

On November 4th, 1971 – The Jackson 5 perform a medley of 'I Want You Back' / 'ABC' / 'The Love You Save' and 'Never Can Say Goodbye', also they act with Flip Wilson in two comedy sketches.

Performance list:

1. Comedy sketch with Flip Wilson - 6:32
2. Medley: I Want You Back / ABC / The Love You Save - 3:15
3. Comedy sketch with Flip Wilson - 2:41
4. Never Can Say Goodbye - 3:02

Year: 04-11-1971
Broadcasted: NBC television network in the States
Playing time: 14:56 minutes


Goin' Back To Indiana (19-09-1971)Goin' Back To Indiana

Goin’ Back To Indiana, their first special for ABC-TV, was been broadcasting on September 19th 1971, with as guests Bill Cosby, Tommy Smothers, singer Bobby Darin and Diana Ross, basketball stars Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Elvin Hayes and Ben Davison.

The Jackson 5 taped the studio portion of their first TV special in Hollywood on July 9-10th, 1971.

In the TV Special the group performing their hits, acting in skits and they let show footages of the ceremony during their May 29th “homecoming” concert in Gary, Indiana.

Performance list:

1. I Want You Back - 2:53
2.
Tito Thunderball's car race - 5:45
3. Maybe Tomorrow - 2:26
4. Basketball Dram Team skit - 8:00
5. ABC (Animated Video) - 2:18
6. Diana Ross & Scoop in limo - 1:10
7. Stand - 2:56
8. Feelin Alright - 2:57
9. Take It Higher - 2:01
10. The Love You Save - 4:06
11. Going Back To Indiana - 3:09
12. Scoop & Jackson 5 finale - 1:35

Year: 19-09-1971
Broadcasted: ABC television network in the States
Playing time: 51:22 minutes


Diana Ross TV Special (18-04-1971)Diana Ross TV Special

This ABC TV special in the States from 1971 was deemed crucial to Diana's recently launched solo career. This was her first own special! Diana! featured guest performances by The Jackson 5.

On April 18th, 1971 – The Jackson 5 perform two medleys: 'Mama's Pearl' / 'Walk On' / 'The Love You Save' and 'I'll Be There' / 'Feelin' Alright' and Michael performed Frank Sinatra's 'It Was a Very Good Year' (Spoof by Michael).

Michael also takes part in two comedy sketches: one with Diana Ross and another with Bill Cosby and his brothers.

Performance list:

1. Medley: Mama's Pearl / Walk On / The Love You Save - 3:10
2. It Was a Very Good Year (Spoof by Michael) - 1:05
3. Comedy Sketch with Diana Ross - 2:21
4. Comedy Sketch with Bill Cosby - 1:37
5. Medley: I'll Be There / Feelin' Alright - 3:20

Year: 18-04-1971
Broadcasted: ABC television network in the States
Playing time: 11:49 minutes


The Star Spangled Banner (10-10-1970)The Star Spangled Banner

The Jackson 5 accompanied by the Leman Monroe High School Band sing the National Anthem at the opening game 'The Star Spangled Banner' in 1970 of the World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati (Ohio).

On October 10th, 1970 the boys did not know the words to the 'Star Spangled Banner' right before they were supposed to sing it at a baseball game.

Performance list:

1. National Anthem - 1:39

Year: 10-10-1970
Place: Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati (Ohio)
Playing time: 1:39 minutes


Jim Nabors Hour (17-09-1970Jim Nabors Hour

The Jim Nabors Hour was a variety television series hosted by Jim Nabors that aired on the CBS television network in the States. Jim Nabors had an unbelievable voice and allowed him to showcase that talent.

This was the Jackson 5's first TV appearance on a variety show and they were Nabors only guest on the opening of the shows new season.

On September 17th, 1970 – The Jackson 5 perform 'The Love You Save', 'I'll Be There' and a medley: 'Let It Be' / Shortnin' Bread (duet with Jim Nabors), a comedy sketch makes it complete.

Performance list:

1. The Love You Save - ?
2. I'll Be There - 0:54
3. Comedy sketch - 10:07
4. Medley: Let It Be (A Cappella / Shortnin' Bread (duet with Jim Nabors) - 5:31

Year: 17-09-1970
Broadcasted: CBS television network in the States
Playing time: 16:32 minutes


The Ed Sullivan Show (10-05-1970)The Ed Sullivan Show

The Jackson 5 started 1970 with more TV appearances, they perform in the Ed Sullivan Show that was broadcast via live television from the CBS-TV Studio 50 in New York City.

On May 10th, 1970 – The Jackson 5 perform a medley: 'I Want You Back' / 'ABC' and 'The Love You Save' on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Performance list:

1. Medley: I Want You Back / ABC - 2:49
2. The Love You Save - 2:53

Year: 10-05-1970
Broadcasted: CBS-TV Studio 50 in New York City
Playing time: 6:00 minutes


American Bandstand (21-02-1970)American Bandstand

American Bandstand, out of Philadelphia, became in the year 1970 the highest rated local daytime TV show in the nation.
The show featured teenagers dancing to Top 40-type music introduced by Clark, The Jackson 5 made their TV debut on the show to promote the album 'ABC' and perform two numbers, 'I Want You Back' and 'ABC'.

On February 21st, 1970 – Michael chats with host Dick Clark, Michael revealed he liked living in California as it was warmer than Gary where he used to reside and said he was a Beatles fan.

The Jackson 5 perform a medley: 'Zip A Dee Doo Dah', a cover of James Brown's 'There Was A Time' and are presented with gold discs for 'I Want You Back'.

Performance list:

1. I Want You Back - 2:53
2. ABC - 3:14
3. Interview with the group - 2:42
4. Medley: Zip A Dee Doo Dah / There Was A Time / Shake That Money Maker - 3:47

Year: 21-02-1970
Broadcasted: Television show out of Philadelphia (USA)
Playing time: 14:07 minutes


Andy Williams Show (31-01-1970)Andy Williams Show

The Andy Williams Show was a television variety show on NBC in the year 1970, the show was on Saturday nights at 7:30 PM.

On January 31st, 1970 – The Jackson 5 perform the number 'I Want You Back'.

Performance list:

1. I Want You Back - 3:04

Year: 31-01-1970
Broadcasted: NBC television network in the States
Playing time: 3:04 minutes


The Groovy Show KHJ Television (10-06-1970)The Groovy Show KHJ Television

Robert W. Morgan's The Groovy Show, part of KHJ TV Channel 9 in Hollywood, California was a half-hour live dance program which aired from 1967 to 1970.

On June 10th, 1970 – The Jackson 5 perform the number 'The Love You Save' and their previous hit that same year, 'ABC'.

The guest host on this show was Mark Lindsay of Paul Reverse and the Raiders.

Performance list:

1. The Love You Save - ?
2. ABC - ?

Year: 10-06-1970
Broadcasted: KHJ TV Channel 9 in Hollywood, California
Playing time: ? minutes


The Ed Sullivan Show (04-12-1969)The Ed Sullivan Show

The Jackson 5 first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show was in 1969, The Ed Sullivan Show was broadcast via live television from the CBS-TV Studio 50 in New York City.

Ed Sullivan was known for having an eye for talent and was very particular about the acts he presented.

The Ed Sullivan show was a major breakthrough for The Jackson 5, who performed on December 14th, 1969, 'Stand', 'Who’s Lovin’ You' and 'I Want You Back', with Michael in front wearing a striking magenta hat.

Performance list:

1. Stand - 1:36
2. Who’s Lovin’ You - 1:54
3. I Want You Back - 3:01

Year: 14-12-1969
Broadcasted: CBS-TV Studio 50 in New York City
Playing time: 8:02 minutes


Hollywood Palace Special (18-10-1969)Hollywood Palace Special

Diana Ross introduces The Jackson 5 on the Hollywood Palace on October 18th, 1969 in 1969, it was an American television variety show that was broadcast on ABC. The group did some fancy footwork to the first few measures of the Sly & the Family Stone's 'Sing A Simple Song' and then sang a beautiful slow tempo song 'Can You Remember'.

After a smattering of polite applause, Michael is barely audible when he introduces their next song: "Now we'd like to do our very first release on Motown". The group begins their first live performance of 'I Want You Back', and about a minute into the song, you can see Michael begin to relax. Suddenly it appears that he is really enjoying being on stage.
Michael also teaches Sammy Davis, Jr. a few dance moves before being dragged of stage.

Performance list:

1. Sing A Simple Song / Can You Remember - 2:13
2. I Want You Back - 2:53

Year: 18-10-1969
Broadcasted: ABC television network in the States
Playing time: 7:47 minutes


Miss Black America (22-08-1969)Miss Black America

The Jackson 5 made their first television debut performing during the 1969 pageant in Madison Square Garden, New York City.

On August 22nd, 1969 –The Jackson 5 perform the song 'It's Your Thing' (a number of the Isley Brothers).

Performance list:

1. It's Your Thing - 4:27

Year: 22-08-1969
Place: Madison Square Garden, New York City
Playing time: 4:27 minutes


Gary's Festival '69

The Jackson 5 perform on August 30th, 1969 at the Gary's Festival '69 supporting Yvonne Fair at Gilroy Stadium, Gary, Indiana.


Los Angeles Forum

The Jackson 5 perform on August 16th, 1969 at the Los Angeles' Forum, supporting Diana Ross & the Supremes.


Daisy's Private Club

The Jackson 5 perform on August 11th, 1969 at the Daisy's private club in Beverly Hills. Diana Ross introduces the J5 to the media. The J5 perform 'Who's Lovin' You' & 'Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah'.


Berry Gordy's Party

The Jackson 5 perform in December 1968 at Berry Gordy's party, in Detroit, Michigan. They perform at Gordy's home for 300 specially invited guests with many of Motown's acts: Diana Ross & the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations...


Motown Audition (23-07-1968)Motown Audition

On July 23rd, 1968 – The Jackson 5 auditioned for Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1968 at the Hittsville Studio in Detroit with a filmed performance of 'I Got the Feelin', with the ten-year-old Michael Jackson closely mimicking James Brown's vocal style and dance moves and 'We Thank You'.

Performance list:

1. I Got The Feelin - 4:03
2. We Thank You - 0:31

Year: 23-07-1968
Place: Hittsville Studio in Detroit
Playing time: 4:34 minutes

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