Yes, Michael was great on his own. No, he didn’t necessarily need his brothers onstage to complement him. However, it felt more authentic and genuine with his brothers backing him up onstage. The Jackson 5, who enjoyed great fame as a young kid group had grown up, and the electricity they had even as adults was still there. Granted, Michael’s complexion and looks makes it appear as though he is not even related to his brothers anymore, but that didn’t have any effect whatsoever on the audience. One of the reasons I love this performance is that it is real (even though some of the instrument playing by the brothers may have been fake). Also, the keys of some of the tunes (if not all of them) had been altered “drastically” so that Michael could sing them (Hey, I would rather he drop the key of the song rather than lip sync like a lot of todays artists do). The dance moves were awesome, and Michael as a lead singer was just starting to realize the potential of his greatness that he was about to achieve. This wasn’t just Michael Jackson, but rather the “Jackson 5” and whether or not having his brothers onstage with him made a difference with you it still had a special feel about it. There will always be speculation as to why the group never stayed together (My guess is that money is usually the culprit when it comes to breaking up most groups) but no one can ignore the electricity behind this performance. I wanted to share this with you today so I hope you don’t mind. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.