The Jackson 5 First US Tour 1970

1970 tour

Set list from June 20, 1970

“Introduction” – 0:41
“I Want You Back” (The Corporation) – 3:08
“Feelin’ Alright” (Dave Mason) – 4:51
“Who’s Lovin’ You” (William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr.) – 4:56
“Walk On” (Suzanne de Passe, Jackson 5) – 2:21
“Don’t Know Why I Love You” (Don Hunter, Stevie Wonder, Lula Hardaway, Paul Riser – 3:40
“Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel) – 2:55
“ABC” (The Corporation) – 3:33
“Intro/It’s Your Thing” (Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley) – 4:55
“I Found That Girl” (The Corporation) – 4:45
“There Was a Time” (James Brown) – 3:14
“Intro/Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin” (Sylvester Stewart) – 7:08
“The Love You Save” (The Corporation) – 3:32
“Mama’s Pearl” (Bonus Track) (The Corporation) – 3:10

Tour dates

2 May Civic Auditorium Philadelphia, PA
19 June Cow Palace San Francisco, CA
20 June The Forum Los Angeles, CA
12 August Cobo Arena Detroit, MI Joe Louis Tribute Concert
30 August San Francisco, CA Motown sales convention
9 October Boston Garden Boston, MA
10 October Cincinnati Garden Cincinnati, OH
11 October Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, TN
16 October Madison Square Garden New York, NY
17 October Olympia Stadium Detroit, MI
18 October Amphitheater Chicago, IL two shows, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
28 November War Memorial Auditorium Rochester, NY
27 December Coliseum Charlotte, NC
28 December Coliseum Greensboro, NC
29 December Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN
30 December Coliseum Jacksonville, FL

Commercial release

None of the concerts was officially released on VHS/DVD.

“Live at the Forum” is a live album by the Jackson 5. It was released on June 21, 2010. The concerts were recorded on June 20, 1970 and August 26, 1972 at The Forum, in Inglewood, California.

TV/Bottlegs/You Tube :

None of the concert aired on TV.

TV performances

October 18, 1969 :  Diana Ross & The Supremes introduce the Jackson 5 on ABC’s Hollywwod Palace Special where they perform Sing A Simple Song, Can You Remember, I want You Back and There Was A Time (with Diana Ross & Sammy Davis Jr)

December 14, 1969 :  The Jackson 5 appear on The Ed Sullivan Show where they perform StandWho’s Loving You and I Want You Back. Diana Ross is in the audience and she takes credit for discovering them.

Later, the group performs I Want You Back on the Joey Bishop Show.

January 31, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back on the Andy Williams Show.

February 21, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back, ABC and a medley of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/There Was A Time on American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark.

May 10, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save on the Ed Sullivan Show.

September 19, 1970 : The J5 perform The Love You SaveShortnin Bread, Let It be & I’ll Be There at the Jim Nabors Show.


Previous tour : The Jackson 5 Gigs 1968-1969

Next tour : The Jackson 5 Second US Tour 1971

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