I Want You Back-Jackson 5

“I Want You Back” was written and performed by The Jackson 5 in 1969. The song went on to #1 on the Billboard Charts and immediately became one of the landmark songs of the Detroit-based Motown Records. The piano glissando sliding into the instantly recognizable guitar groove and iconic bass line is enough to pack a dance floor before the first lyric is sung.

What keeps the song fresh, forty-seven (!) years after its release…is the memory of when the world first fell in love with the astonishingly talented and charismatic eleven-year old lead singer of the Jackson Five.

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Tragically, as his global artistic acclaim and record-breaking record sales grew to astonishing heights, so did his well-documented charges of sexual child abuse, bizarre  behavior and endless facial surgeries.  However nothing, including his drug-induced death, ever deterred the public’s adoration of the “King Of Pop.” Somehow the thing we chose to remember is the joy his talent brought us.
Thank you, Michael!

Let me know your thoughts!
-Doug

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