THE JACKSON 5 (1969) Portrait


[New York]: CBS, [1969]. Vintage original 10 x 8″ (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white print still photo, with mimeographed text and a photo agency label on verso, just about fine.

A portrait of The Jackson 5 at a pivotal moment in their history — they were about to appear for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show, where they would perform their song “I Want You Back”, which was the first national single for the group, and also their first number-one hit. They had previously made their national television debut on October 18, 1969, on Diana Ross’ The Hollywood Palace. But their appearance on the Sullivan program on December 14, 1969, was a major turning point in their careers.

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