Forgotten Concerts: Michael Jackson With The Jacksons At The Springfield Civic Center October 28, 1979


Sources: MassLive – By Ray Kelly| All Things Michael


By the time The Jacksons’ “Destiny Tour” reached the City of Homes, baby brother Michael’s star was on the rise.

The tour had kicked off in January 1979 as a means to promote the brothers’ million-selling “Destiny” album. But in the summer of 1979, Michael Jackson achieved solo success with “Off the Wall,” which featured the hit single “Rock With You.”

When The Jacksons played the Springfield Civic Center on Oct. 28, 1979, the set list was retooled to reflect Michael’s solo success.

As a result, fans got to hear Jackson 5 classics like “I’ll Be There” “ABC” and “Dancing Machine;” their recent hit “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” co-written by Michael and brother Randy; and solo songs including “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”

At $8.75 a ticket – $7.75 if bought in advance – fans easily got…

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