Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jackson 5 at the Apollo, May 24-30, 1968

Exactly 42 years ago today, the Jackson 5 were half-way through a one-week engagement at the famous Apollo Theater in New York City, as a supporting act for headliner Etta James. This was actually the Jackson 5's second appearance at the Apollo. They had first appeared as the victors in the famous Amateur Night at the Apollo a few months earlier in February. They proved so popular that they were invited back for a paying gig.

This ad and the accompanying brief article was taken from Harlem's newspaper, The Amsterdam News, May 18, 1968. They were such unknowns at that time that the article gives their name as the "Jive Five."

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