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Thread started 01/29/05 9:21am

heybaby

who discovered michael jackson?

i know this is a old ass question but i keep hearing that Diana Ross did. My dad says she didn't it was a some guy from motown(can't remember who he said) and they used Diana Ross as a publicity stunt. so whats the real story?
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Reply #1 posted 01/29/05 9:25am

Luv4oneanotha

christ whats her name...

GLADYS KNIGHT!
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Reply #2 posted 01/29/05 9:28am

heybaby

was it? hmmm he says its a guy either one of the musicians or someone from a group.
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Reply #3 posted 01/29/05 9:32am

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heybaby said:

was it? hmmm he says its a guy either one of the musicians or someone from a group.



Actually it was Prince, he was 13 at the time! but had an excellent nose for talent already lol
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Reply #4 posted 01/29/05 9:37am

heybaby

Lennon said:

heybaby said:

was it? hmmm he says its a guy either one of the musicians or someone from a group.



Actually it was Prince, he was 13 at the time! but had an excellent nose for talent already lol
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yall suck! i'm trying to have a serious conversation about music and you're makin' me laugh falloff
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Reply #5 posted 01/29/05 9:40am

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Managed and coached by their father Joe, a crane driver who once played guitar with Detroit R&B band The Falcons (who featured Wilson Pickett as lead singer), the quintet made a living in the clubs and bars around their hometown of Gary, Indiana.

It wasn't until 1964 that Marlon and Michael (at the ages of 7 and 5 respectively) were judged ready to enter show business and joined the vocal line-up, relegating their cousins to pianist and drummer. The name was changed to the Jackson 5, and by winning talent contests they started to establish themselves beyond Gary's city limits.



Although legend has it that Diana Ross 'discovered' the Jackson 5, credit for such scouting actually goes to Gladys Knight. In 1967, after they had supported her and the Pips at a concert in Indiana, Gladys wrote to Motown label owner Berry Gordy suggesting he check them out. A year later - after the Jackson 5 had performed as far afield as New York City, where they won Amateur Night at Harlem's Apollo Theater and released an unsuccessful single, Big Boy, on a local label - the group were noticed by another Motown act, Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers, who also recommended them.

In June 1968, Berry Gordy and Diana Ross attended a fund-raising concert for Gary's mayor - the brothers were on the bill and Gordy was sufficiently impressed to sign them on the spot.

Within weeks the family had moved to California for 'grooming' and rehearsals. In October, their first live performance as a Motown act was at the Hollywood Palace as special guests of Diana Ross and The Supremes (hence the "discovery" confusion - A mix-up that was compounded by their first album being called Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.) The corporate thinking was that the boys would need this glamour-by-association factor to give them a leg-up.

http://www.nostalgiacentr...ckson5.htm
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Reply #6 posted 01/29/05 9:44am

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You know, now that I think of it, I do remember Marlon Jackson saying that a man named Bobby Taylor discovered them. I remember watching a Showtime documentary and he said that he was the man who was responsible for securing their Motown audition in Detroit back in 1967/68. He said that while in Detroit auditioning for Motown, they actually slept in his apartment at night.
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Reply #7 posted 01/29/05 4:36pm

goat2004

Everyone knows it was the soulful Glady's Knight. As rumor has it... wink
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Reply #8 posted 01/29/05 4:38pm

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I always thought it was Susan Plashett...

or whatever her name was....Plashett is the Newhart lady...but the name sounds like that...
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Reply #9 posted 01/29/05 4:40pm

goat2004

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I always thought it was Susan Plashett...

or whatever her name was....Plashett is the Newhart lady...but the name sounds like that...



I think Susan (i think Vanessa Williams played her in the movie?) is the lady who introduced them to Berry Gordy. biggrin
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Reply #10 posted 01/29/05 4:47pm

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sosgemini said:

I always thought it was Susan Plashett...

or whatever her name was....Plashett is the Newhart lady...but the name sounds like that...



Wasn't it Suzanne or Susan DePass?

Susan Plachett is an actress if I remember correctly. confuse
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Reply #11 posted 01/29/05 4:50pm

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dreamfactory313 said:

You know, now that I think of it, I do remember Marlon Jackson saying that a man named Bobby Taylor discovered them. I remember watching a Showtime documentary and he said that he was the man who was responsible for securing their Motown audition in Detroit back in 1967/68. He said that while in Detroit auditioning for Motown, they actually slept in his apartment at night.


This is the correct version
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Reply #12 posted 01/29/05 4:52pm

Chico1

Suzanne Pleshette




hmmm
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Reply #13 posted 01/29/05 6:23pm

GAPeach

It's Suzanne de Passe. She was instrumental in the success of the Jackson 5, but I'm not sure if she actually discovered them. I know she does a lot of production for TV nowadays.
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Reply #14 posted 01/29/05 6:39pm

heybaby

kremlinshadow said:

dreamfactory313 said:

You know, now that I think of it, I do remember Marlon Jackson saying that a man named Bobby Taylor discovered them. I remember watching a Showtime documentary and he said that he was the man who was responsible for securing their Motown audition in Detroit back in 1967/68. He said that while in Detroit auditioning for Motown, they actually slept in his apartment at night.


This is the correct version

that sounds about right.
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Reply #15 posted 01/29/05 8:21pm

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Gladys Knight was the first to try and get them signed. Bobby Taylor made it happen.

Oh, and the two kids that joined them on keyboards and drums were not actually cousins. Motown just thought that would be a good marketing ploy.
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Reply #16 posted 01/30/05 10:27am

dag

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How about their parents.
"When Michael Jackson is just singing and dancing, you just think this is an astonishing talent. And he has had this astounding talent all his life, but we want him to be floored as well. We really donĀ“t like the idea that he could have it all."
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Reply #17 posted 01/30/05 10:43am

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Chico1 said:

Suzanne Pleshette




hmmm



giggle hey, she could have... wink
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Reply #18 posted 01/30/05 11:39am

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Suzanna De passe
"Thinking like the Keys on Prince's piano, we'll be just fine"
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Reply #19 posted 01/30/05 2:27pm

TheRealFiness

truth was "Bobby Taylor" of the Vancouvers who discovered them. and the case that Diana saw them after Bobby brought them to Motown. Diana insisted that she be the one who discovered them.
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Reply #20 posted 01/30/05 4:05pm

abierman

Lennon said:

heybaby said:

was it? hmmm he says its a guy either one of the musicians or someone from a group.



Actually it was Prince, he was 13 at the time! but had an excellent nose for talent already lol



lol
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