We Found the First Jackson Five Recording, and It's Earlier Than Anyone Thought

Jake Austen/Jim Newberry
Chicago Reader | September 14, 2009
This was supposed to be the story of the Jackson Five's first single, cut in Chicago in 1967. But while writing it, we picked up the trail of a tape nobody knew existed: the earliest known studio recording of Michael Jackson and his brothers.

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