5/2/15 O&A Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Diana ! Diana Ross Special Featuring The Jackson 5 (1971)

It is Saturday


Diana! Diana Ross’ first solo TV special, which aired on ABC on April 18, 1971. The special featured performances by The Jackson 5, and Jackson 5 lead singer Michael Jackson’s solo debut. Other guests included Danny Thomas and Bill Cosby.

Diana Ross

Since this was right at the beginning of her solo career, she took the opportunity to promote the two hits from her debut, the gold audience participant Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand) and the #1 smash, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Michael Jackson performed Frank Sinatra’s It Was a Very Good Year, which drew laughter as its adult-themed lyrics were changed to fit his age. 


Diana Ross Special featuring The Jackson 5  (1971)

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