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Skywriter could be described as a turning-point record for The Jackson 5. Released in the beginning of 1973, lead singer Michael's vocals were now showing the signs of his maturing tenor voice, while Jermaine's voice had gotten much deeper in tone. What was more interesting was that in one of the songs, "Touch" (originally recorded by the Diana Ross-less Supremes in 1971), Michael and Jermaine was both singing about satisfying a woman in the bed. "Touch" was probably the most controversial single Michael sung on until his solo career took off again in the 1980s. The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) were an American popular music act, active from 1962 to 1990, whose repertoire combined R&B, soul, funk, and later disco. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Michael Jackson in 1987. ... In music, a tenor is a male singer with a high voice (although not as high as a countertenor). ... Jermaine Jackson during the Jackson 5 era. ... Diana Ross on the cover of her collection Diana Ross: The Ultimate Collection Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross [1] on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American soul, R&B and pop singer and actress. ... Reissue album cover showing The Supremes in 1966. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ...

The rest of the songs showcased a slight climb downwards from the legendary group's earlier albums. Michael, at this point, was frustrated with the direction he and his brothers were going in, and complained to Motown's staff producers and writers about the kind of music they were doing. Also, by this point, all five brothers were writing their own material, but Motown prevented them from recording their own compositions. The frustration was showcased most openly by the album cover, where all five brothers solemnly looked at the camera around a early-1900s-era airplane. Motown Record Company, L.P., also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label specializing in the musical genres of R&B, pop, soul music, and hip-hop music. ... Events and Trends Technology Lawrence Hargrave makes the first stable wing design for a heavier-than-air aircraft Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first documented flight in a powered heavier-than-air aircraft Mass production of automobile Wide popularity of home phonograph Panama Canal is built by the United...


  1. "Skywriter" (Larson/Marcellino) 3:08
  2. "Hallelujah Day" (Perren/Yarian) 2:46
  3. "The Boogie Man" (Richards) 2:56
  4. "Touch" (Sawyer/Wilson) 3:00
  5. "Corner of the Sky" (Schwartz) 3:33
  6. "I Can't Quit Your Love" (Caston/Wakefield) 3:12
  7. "Uppermost" (Davis) 2:26
  8. "World of Sunshine" (Larson/Marcellino) 2:45
  9. "Ooh, I'd Love to Be With You" (Mizell/Mizell) 2:49
  10. "You Made Me What I Am" (Corporation) 2:50

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Skywriting apparatus - Patent 4122618 (3281 words)
The present invention relates to a skywriting apparatus and especially to a skywriting apparatus for simultaneously releasing a plurality of vapor streams or puffs in a predetermined pattern to form an aerial message with one pass of the airplane.
In the past, skywriting has been employed by a variety of means, including having vapor or smoke generators attached to a plane and have the plane fly a predetermined pattern as the pilot released smoke or vapor to form the message in the pattern that the pilot was flying.
The present invention relates to a skywriting apparatus which is attached to an airplane and includes a plurality of vapor generator units attached in a spaced relationship to each other and supported by a winch attached cable to the airplane and by a spacing cable attached to the airplane.
Skywriting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (139 words)
Skywriting is the process of using a small aircraft, able to expel special smoke during flight, to fly in certain patterns as to create writing readable by someone on the ground.
Skywriting is never a permanent process - winds and dispersal of this smoke cause the writing to blur, usually rapidly.
However special "skytyping" techniques have been developed to write in the sky in a dot-matrix fashion, to use the blurring effect to advantage.
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