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On this day in music history: September 8, 1970 - “Third Album” by The Jackson 5 is released. Produced by The Corporation and Hal Davis, it is recorded at The Sound Factory and Motown Recording Studio in Hollywood, CA from April - September 1970. The groups’ third full length album in just nine months, it contains original songs written by Motown staff writers as well as cover versions of hits by Simon & Garfunkel (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”), Shades Of Blue (“Oh How Happy”) and The Delfonics (“Ready Or Not (Here I Come)”). The LP will spin off two hit singles including their biggest hit “I’ll Be There” (#1 Pop for 5 weeks & R&B for 6 weeks) and “Mama’s Pearl” (#2 Pop & R&B). It will become the group’s second biggest selling album in the US, moving an estimated 4.6 million copies. “Third Album” will peak at #1 on the Billboard R&B album chart for 10 weeks and #4 on the Top 200.