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The Jackson 5

Jackson 5, The

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Diana Ross: Diana! (BBC 2)

Film/DVD/TV Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 8 October 1971

MOTOWN'S MUCH-heralded first independent production centred on Diana Ross, proved to be all it was cracked out to be – and more! Screened on B.B.C. ...


Jackson 5 Still Do Chores At Home

Profile and Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, 7 November 1970

OUTSIDE THEIR back window, the lights from the steel mill flashed as the molten metal poured into the waiting moulds, while the incinerators belched out ...

Jackson 5: Jacksons Give Teenyblacks Hope

Report by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 29 May 1971

FROM THIS SIDE of the Atlantic it may seem somewhat difficult to appreciate the Jackson-mania — and there is no other word for it — ...

In New York It's Jackson Power: Jackson 5: Madison Square Garden, New York

Live Review by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 14 August 1971

THE Jackson Five, school
 exams behind them, are now on tour in America, storming their way round and playing to packed audiences. ...

The Jackson 5, Yvonne Fair, the Commodores: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 23 August 1971

An Exciting Show by the Jackson 5 ...

Michael Jackson: Schmaltz or Genius?

Comment by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 18 March 1972

In his day perhaps they thought Mozart was a hype ...

The Jackson 5: Greatest Hits

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1972

MOTOWN HAS ALWAYS been known for its little ones more than its big ones, and the Jackson Five are no exception. This is undoubtedly their ...

Jackson 5: Black and Talented

Report by Lillian Roxon, New York Sunday News, 9 July 1972

I THOUGHT I was going; to die. There was just me, them — and him. Not a soul over 16 in sight, just me entirely ...

The Jackson 5: Jacksons Fly In

Report by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 4 November 1972

"AH KISSED Jer-a-maine three times," cried the tall girl as she ran into me, almost pushing me to the ground. "I saw Michael! I saw ...

On Tour With The Jackson 5

Report by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 11 November 1972

Robin Katz goes behind the scenes to report on America's top soul group. ...

The Jackson 5: Caroline Boucher Meets The Father Of A Phenomena

Report and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 11 November 1972

THE TWO rival fan factions swarm round the Churchill Hotel, Osmond Brothers fans to the left waving up to those windows, Jackson Five ones massed ...

The Jackson Five: The Talk of the Town, London

Live Review by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 11 November 1972

TWO DAYS after they arrived, the Jackson Five had the unenviable task of doing a 45-minute spot to the British press at a champagne party ...

The Jackson 5: Don't Treat Them Like Children!

Report and Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 18 November 1972

Robin Katz continues her inside story of the Jackson Five with a frantic interview at the Churchill ...

The Jackson 5, Junior Walker, The Sisters Love: Empire Pool, Wembley

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 1 December 1972

THE FIRST ever visit of Motown's Jackson Five is something which numerous people won't forget in a hurry: the staff at the hotels that the ...

The Jackson Five: Five Pranksters Puppets

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 9 December 1972

TAUNTS THAT the Jackson Five are nothing more than carefully manipulated puppets just aren't borne out by the facts. Five minutes in the company of ...

The Jackson 5 et al: Saving the Children

Report by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 15 December 1972

AS I MENTIONED last week, the Jackson Five are currently appearing in a movie in the States. They're not the stars, and the film is ...

How NOT to interview the Jackson 5!

Report and Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 3 February 1973

NOW, FOR the express purpose of this article, let's assume you've already interviewed the J5 in a serious press call. Like the other journalists, you ...

The Jackson 5: Papa Joe's Family Music Plan...

Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 2 June 1973

HOW MUCH does your father influence you? How would you feel if he insisted that you spend at least four hours everyday after school learning ...

Let's Hear a Scream For the Jackson Five

Profile by Lillian Roxon, New York Sunday News, 17 June 1973

"Hey, Jackson Five fan! Look at all this outasight J-5 groovy good stuff you can order! Hurry! Send away today! Fast delivery! Money-back guarantee" ...

J5 Kick Harder Than Ever: Jackson Five: Skywriter (Tamla-Motown)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 23 June 1973

BOISTEROUS young Charles Shaar Murray wrote a more-than-adequate appraisal of this fine album before it was released and I can only restate his enthusiasm for ...

The J Five Slot: Kimonos and a tea ceremony as the Jacksons tour Japan

Report by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 23 June 1973

SOME GROUPS cause pandemonium the moment they come on stage, but it seems that the J5 are one of pop music's few groups who cause ...

Jacksons: All You Need For A Hit Is The Right Feeling

Report and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, 12 January 1974

MOWEST STUDIOS, the private recording facilities for Motown artists, are located in the heart of Hollywood, directly across the street from a high school's baseball ...

The J5½ at work and play

Interview by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 22 May 1974

THE JACKSON Five are reaching out, consciously trying to relate their music to an older crowd. ...

The Jackson 5: Madison Square Garden, NYC

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 10 August 1974

NEW YORK: There's something about Michael Jackson that is almost frightening to behold. How can it be possible for a kid that age to be ...

Tamla albums round-up

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 2 August 1975

FIRST, THE GOOD NEWS. The Supremes' new LP is a winner. ...

The Jacksons: Ten Golden Years

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, February 1979

The guys recently celebrated ten years as a headlining act and B&S took the opportunity to talk to them individually and gather their thoughts on ...

Berry Gordy: The Tracks of My Years

Interview by Michael Goldberg, New Musical Express, 18 August 1990

BERRY GORDY, the man who invented the "Sound of Young America", has seen the story of his monumentally influential Motown label told in a succession ...

The Jackson 5

Profile by Ben Fong-Torres, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1997

CALL THEM what you want – the Jackson 5, the J5, the Jacksons – they were, in the end, Michael and four of his brothers. ...

The Jackson 5

Retrospective and Interview by Ben Edmonds, MOJO, December 2001

AS ANYONE FAMILIAR with the Motown fairytale can tell you, it was Diana Ross who discovered Michael Jackson. She was performing at a 1968 fundraiser ...

Michael Jackson: Thriller was the Masterpiece that Set Tone for Pop's Next Generation

Obituary by Andy Gill, The Independent, 26 June 2009

ROUSED FROM sleep with the shocking, if not entirely surprising, news that Michael Jackson was gone, I was halfway through my bowl of cereal when ...

I Want You Black: How Jacko's debut still has the power to thrill

Memoir by Simon Warner, Rock's Backpages, 1 July 2009

OVER A LIFE-TIME, there are a number of those stop-you-in-your-tracks musical moments that seem to tattoo your soul. And, in a sense, those ear-turning songs ...

see also Jermaine Jackson

see also Michael Jackson

see also Randy Jackson

see also Jacksons, The


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