Jackson Five Comes To Town
Kaleidoscope Advertisers (included WMAK-AM Radio), below
The 1300/WMAK All-Americans Present Grand Funk Railroad in Concert
1970: Those remarkable "5" are coming to town! Yes, on December 29,
The Jackson Five will give a performance at the
Municipal Auditorium at 8:00 pm.
This group of 5 brothers had thier first record "I Want You Back" reach the three
million mark. Their second song "ABC" was a gold record in nine days. Their latest hit
"I'll Be There" has been in the top 10 for several weeks and is no doubt gold record
bound. Not only are they hot so far as records are concerned they are also going strong
on TV. So far they have appeared on Ed Sullivan,
Andy Williams and the Hollywood Palace TV shows.
By name and age the Jackson Five are Michael 9,
Marlon 11, Jermaine 14, Tito 15 and Jackie 18.
If you're looking for an exciting and swinging way to spend an
evening just dig The Jackson Five, December 29, 1970. Tickets are now
on sale at the Municipal Auditorium box office for $4.00 and $6.00.
Grand Funk's
Second Trip To Nashville
Grand Funk Railroad is being brought to
Nashville's Municipal Auditorium, Sunday,
December 13, 1970 at 8:00pm,
by WMAK and Sound Seventy Productions.
The show will be emceed by the
WMAK All-Americans.
Grand Funk Railroad first appeared in
Nashville at the Second Annual WMAK
Nashville Music Festival, held at
Centennial Park in August
of 1969. Since that time their
career has skyrocketed.
They have had four gold albums, thus far,
the latest being "Grand Funk Live"
which was recorded in Atlanta Georgia
in July of 1969. The group
records for Capital Records.
Tickets are now on sale at the
Municipal Auditorium box office
for $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00.
December 1970          KALEIDOSCOPE          Nashville Tennessee
I was a writer for the Kaleidoscope Newspaper in the early
1970's, covering music and concert events. Unfortunately, most
of my issues of the
Kaleidoscope were lost over the years.
The Kaleidoscope was a Junior Achievement, Nashville
music newspaper that was distributed to high schools
Nashville, and passed out free to students.
In high school, I also worked as a stringer reporter for the
popular radio station
1510 WLAC-AM.
Pat Adams   Email: pat@tennesseeconcerts.com
High School Picture
My 1st check as a reporter for WLAC Radio
My first experience in reporting Nashville Area Concerts and other local events in the 1970's
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Website by Pat Adams. Email pat@tennesseeconcerts.com
All Images and Text (above) from Nashville's Music Newspaper in 1970, the "Kaleidoscope"
The www.TennesseeConcerts.com website now
features a new revised edition of The Kaleidoscope
I began reporting on
concerts in 1970 with the
Kaleidoscope Newspaper,
a Nashville music newspaper.
One of our first issues featured
the Jackson Five coming to Nashville
in 1970 (shown below)
A second Nashville concert followed
in 1972. They later recorded at Quad
Studios in Nashville's Music Row area.

Pat Adams
Michael Jackson died on June 25th.
Michael came to Nashville at least
three times with the Jackson 5