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 August 29:  Katherine gives birth to Michael Joseph Jackson in Gary Indiana.







Katherine becomes a Jeovah's Witness and decides to raise her children in this faith.




 October 31:  Katherine gives birth to Steven Randall Jackson (Randy)





Jackie, Tito & Jermaine start a musical group together named The Jackson Brothers.











  Michael starts Kindergarten at Garnett Elementary School in Gary and, at the age of 5, makes his first public performance in a school pageant where he sings "Climb Every Mountain". Katherine & her father Prince Scruse are in the audience.

Shortly after, Michael takes over from Jermaine as lead vocalist in the Jackson Brothers Group and Marlon also joins in.









 The Jackson Brothers are renamed the Jackson 5 during their first public performance at children fashion show in Glen Park where they perform "Doin The Jerk".

The Jackson 5 also enter and win the Roosvelt High School talent show where they perform "My Girl";

Two months later, they win the Annual Talent Show at Gilroy Stadium where they perform "Barefootin" and receive their first ever press article in the Gary Post Tribune.

Joe  books the Jackson 5 into Mr Lucky's , a nightclub in Gary where they perform six times a week!









Joe sends a tape to Motown's founder Berry Gordy but it's returned three months later...

 May 16:  Katherine gives birth to Janet Damito Jo Jackson in Gary









The Jackson 5 win first prize in an amateur talent show at Gary 's Memorial Auditorium.

Joe  enters the group in the Sunday Night Amateur Talent show at the Regal Theater in Chicago where they become three times winner and also win the Multiple Winners Super Talent show and are placed on the same bill as top R&B act of the year, Gladys Knight & The Pips.

The J5 are entered straight into the "Super Dogs" final at Harlem 's legendary Apollo Theater and they win it!

They come back as paid performers and Michael, backstage, gets to watch and study his favourite performers James Brown & Jackie Wilson.

New York lawyer, Richard Arons, helps Joe to book gigs in several cities ( Saint Louis , Philadelphia, Kansas City & Whashington)

 At the end of the year, the group makes its first ever recording sessions in a studio owned by Mr Keith for a local record company named Steeltown Records.





January:  The Jackson 5 release their first single ever "Big Boy" which is premiered on a local radio station called WWCA.

 Later the group records a second single for Steeltown "You Don't Have To be 21 (To Fall In Love)/Jam Session which is not released.

 April: The J5 perform at a campaign rally for Richard Hatcher in Gary with Bobby Taylor and Diana Ross & The Supremes amoung others.

 August:  Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers perform with the J5 at the Regal Theater in Chicago . The group is invited to perform on the David Frost Show in New York but Joe cancels their TV debut when Bobby Taylor asks them to come to the Motown studio to make an auditon!

The audition is filmed at the Hittsville Studio in Detroit and the tape is sent to Berry Gordy...

 October: Berry Gordy invites the Jackson 5 to perform at his house in Detroit in front of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and the Four Tops!

Berry Gordy signs a recording contract with the group.

November 30 : While the Jackson 5  perform at the Regal Theater in Chicago, their sister Rebbie gets married to Nathaniel Brown at the Kingdom Hall of Gary (on month later they move to Kentucky)

































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