USA, September 9, 1969
This is the first article in a national magazine
in the United States, the magazine
"Soul" . This is a report on the first public appearance of the Jackson 5, in August 1969, at Daisy, Los Angeles, during the "ceremony" of presentation.
Note that Tito ( Toriano in the text) is considered as spokesman for the group, and the reporter confuses Tito and Jermaine, since it considers the second leader.
"JACKSON FIVE" NEW DIANA ROSS GROUP
Los Angeles - Singer Diana Ross has discovered what she considers to be the most talented group of the decade. Monday night, with all the pomp and pageantry of Hollywodiens debut, Diana Ross presented his charges during a news conference at Daisy, one of the trendiest nightclubs of Beverly Hills.
More than 350 guests representing film and music industries, as well as the national press were invited personally by Miss Ross. She presented her new gold mine of talent in the midst of deafening applause that greeted the Jackson Five, five brothers from Gary, Indiana, aged 8 to 16. On the stage, strolled nonchalantly Michael Jackson, aged 8, the spectulaire and talented leader of the group. Wearing a bowler hat on a afro, Michael has charmed his audience, whether on stage or in front of the stage.
The protégé of Miss Ross
Asked whether it was the protégé of Diana Ross, Michael replied casually: "After singing for four years without becoming a star, I thought nobody would find me ... it was until Diana Ross comes to save my career. "
There was a lot more in the humorous response to what Michael could think of most people. It is the main leader of the group since his fourth birthday, and constantly refers to his older brother Toriano, 14, who shares the head of the group, and could provide alone one day.
To ensure that the public has a chance to see her fully protected, Diana Ross insisted that the promoters of the show at the Forum in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 16, the show entitled "The Jackson Five with Diana Ross and The Supremes " . It will also provide an opportunity for the Jackson Five to appear for the first time on national television at the Hollywood Palace , Saturday, October 18. Judging the rave reviews, Diana Ross revealed that his ear for talent is carefully given his golden voice that has propelled the top of the poster.
From Ray Charles to Liberace
The Jackson Five, composed of five brothers, Michael, 8, Marlon, 9, Jermaine, 13, Toriano, 14, and Sigmund (Jackie), 16, has a repertoire ranging from Ray Charles, Liberace. According Toriano, spokesman for the group (approved by Michael), their favorite bands are naturally Diana Ross and The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips and Bobby Taylor.
Greatly delighted with her talented group and the public acclaim he received at their presentation evening, Diana Ross commented: "I am very pleased to have been given to a group as good an opportunity to perform in public because this is how we, the Supremes, had our first chance. If Berry Gordy Jr. looking for new talent to our black community, had not been there, we can never become famous.