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    The Jackson Five / 10-Year-Old Michael Jackson 1969 Chicago Concert Poster. An original cardboard window card advertising a number of soul-music acts appearing in Chicago in the spring of 1969, most prominently the young-and-untested Jackson Five, featuring a 10-year-old Michael Jackson. The J5 were among half-a-dozen musicians listed on the poster, with only a couple of hits so far among the whole bunch. And certainly not the Jackson brothers yet... the month before, they had only just signed to Motown. The venue was the Met Theatre in Chicago, and the week commenced on Friday, April 25, 1969. Measures 22" x 28" and grades to Near Mint condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: In the previous year, Michael and his brothers performed in strip clubs for the sake of income at their father-manager Joe's request. But when a run of 10 days at Chicago's Regal came along, the Jackson brothers found themselves on a bill with four other acts in a "Battle of the Groups."

    The two groups listed above the J5 were there because they deserved to be. The Delfonics had already scored one huge national hit single with "La-La Means I Love You" the year before. They were presently in a temporary lull before returning strong this summer. And the Chi-Lites had just aced their first Top 10 R&B hit, "Give It Away." They would hit their own lull for the rest of this year and then return big in the early 70's.

    But nobody would return as big as the Jacksons, of course. They had already had one regional hit on Steeltown Records the year before, "Big Boy," but no national action at all. Then Motown signed them, Diana Ross attached her name to them, they recorded "I Want You Back" in the summer, it was released in the fall and went to #1 both Pop and R&B. They were on their way. At the time of this engagement, it was all waiting right around the corner for them.

    Condition details: Some browning along the top edge, and thumb soiling in the lower center portion.


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