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The 101 number one song of the day ushered in the new era for Motown. And it all started with a whoopin’
Four weeks after Diana Ross and the Supremes had their twelfth and final number one single which closed out the sixties, a new decade and a new group opened the new decade with their first of many charttoppers. They were sons of a Gary, Indiana steelworker who always dreamed of a career in music. In his spare time the father played in a band called the Falcons. He came home one night to find his second oldest son fooling around with his guitar. After giving him a whipping, he wanted to know how well his son could play. Rather well, as it turned out and that led to the formation of a group. Their first professiona gig was a a Gary nightclub for which they were paid $8. But one thing led to another and soon they came to the attention of Barry Gordy, Jr. During this week in 1970 they landed their first number one song: the Jackson Five (I Want You Back) (Tito was the one that got that whoopin’)