For years, it was believed that the Jackson Five's first single was recorded in their hometown Gary, Indiana. So when area writer Jake Austen heard that their earliest group recordings were actually done in a small studio on Chicago's Southwest Side, he wanted to find out more. He uncovered something that almost no one else was aware existed: the Jackson Five's unreleased first recordings. Austen writes about this incredible find in the Chicago Reader's most recent issue
and tells us more about the story.