1970 is a year of firsts for the Jackson 5.
They hold their first concert as Motown artists; appear on their first album cover (Soul Magazine); begin their first national tour; and become the first group to have four consecutive #1 hits!
May 5th, 1970
The Jackson 5 hold their first concert under the Motown label. They perform at the Philadelphia Civic Center.
May 16th, 1970
‘The Love You Save’ makes its way to #1 after its release on vinyl.
January 1970
The Jackson 5 appear on American Bandstand and sing ‘ABC.’ The Jackson 5 also receive a personal Gold Disc Award for breakthrough sales.
February 24th 1970
The studio recording of ‘ABC’ is released on vinyl with ‘The Young Folks’ on the B-side. ABC soon becomes a #1 hit!
May 19th 1970
The Jackson 5 perform at the Los Angeles Forum with an audience of over 18,000 people. Girls storm the stage, and the concert was stopped until they were escorted off.
June 1st 1970
The Jackson 5 appear on their first cover of Soul Magazine.
August 15th, 1970
The Jackson 5 perform songs and comedy on The Jim Nabors Hour.
September 1970
The Jackson 5 sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the World Series at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
October 9th 1970
First national tour begins with a concert at the Boston Gardens.
October 16th 1970
Concert: New York, Madison Square Garden – a completely sold out show!
October 17th 1970
The Jackson 5 perform in Detroit’s Olympia Stadium on the same day that ‘I’ll Be There’ hits #1 on the pop charts. The Jackson 5 become the first group to have four consecutive #1 hits!