Not to many people know it but Mike was actually discovered by Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong. No bullshit... Tommy Chong was in a group with Motown back in the day called Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers. The Jackson 5 won a contest and got to open up for them and after the show the guys told Berry Gordy and thats how they got there chance to audtion with Motown.
Peep the old grainy video of a super young Mike killing it back in 1968.
They got the deal and Motown sold it as Diana Ross discovered the group to help boost record sales and it worked like a charm.
I am slowly but surely realizing how much I know about Michael Jackson.
Rest in Peace Mike.