Michael Jackson came to Manila in the 1970s. Check out these photos.

Did you know that the Jackson 5, the pop group of brothers which included the late Michael Jackson, visited the Philippines for a week-long concert back in 1976?

The Jackson 5 was one of the biggest pop groups in the 1970s; it was comprised of the Jackson brothers. The group was founded as the “Jackson Brothers” in 1963; the founding members were Tito, Jackie, Jermaine, and Marlon while Michael would join the following year. Randy would also join the group to replace Jermaine at some point.

Back in February 1976, the Jackson 5 went to the Philippines to perform in a series of concerts called the “Love Jive” held at the Araneta Coliseum and the Folk Arts Theater. They performed for six consecutive days, something that is no longer done by foreign artists visiting the country for concert tours.

Aside from the concerts, the group also accepted invitation to guest in local TV show “Student Canteen”, a now-defunct noontime variety show, to promote their concert series.

Here are some of the photos from the Jackson 5’s guesting with Student Canteen:

Photo credit: Facebook/Definitely Filipino
Photo credit: Facebook/Definitely Filipino

Michael Jackson at Student Canteen. Circa 1976-77. Student Canteen was a noontime show on Channel 7 hosted by Eddie Ilarde, Bobby Ledesma (+), Helen Vela (+) and Connie Reyes.

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