1969 – The Jackson 5’s first performance as a Motown act at the Hollywood Palace.
1969 – Buzz is building for the young Jackson 5. Diana Ross invites 350 of her closest friends to see the new Motown act perform a Beverly Hills, Calif., club.
1962 – Motown launches an American package tour featuring the Miracles, the Supremes, and Little Stevie Wonder in Washington, D.C.
1961 – Motown releases “Buttered Popcorn,” the first single by a trio called the Supremes.
1954 – Jermaine Jackson is born in Gary, Ind., the fourth oldest child of the singing Jackson family. He marries Hazel Joy Gordy, daughter of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., in 1973. He ain’t heavy… He’s Michael’s brother. Jermaine is alright in my book!
1934 – Born on this day, Uriel Jones, session drummer for Motown Records’ in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s. Jones played on many Motown classics including ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’, by Marvin Gaye, ‘Cloud Nine’ by the Temptations, ‘I Second That Emotion’ by Smokey Robinson & the […]