Teenaged Seventies Pop Icons, The Jackson five, recorded a cover of the Jackson Browne U.S. chart topper “DoctorMy Eyes. The song appeared on the brothers’ LP release of May 1972 — “Looking Through The Windows.”
I know and love every cut on this LP and I feel they all could have been released as singles. Apparently Motown disagreed with me because they never released “Doctor My Eyes” as a single here in the USA. But they did release it as a single in the U.K. where it charted #9!
Frankly, what I loved most about this “Doctor My Eyes” cover, is that it was a duet between Michael and Jermaine. I loved Jermaine’s voice and had a special spot for J5 songs when he sang lead. In fact I had quite a crush on him when the group was hitting their stride because Mike was too young for me and Jackie was too old. (LOL)
I also loved (and still do love) the drum and cymbal combination played at the end of each lyrical phrase. Super!
Twenty-Three year old singer/songwriter Jackson Browne had a #8 hit in 1972 with “Doctor My Eyes.” The song appeared on Jackson’s very first (self-titled) LP released January 2, 1972 on Asylum Records and released just five months before the J5′s “Looking Through The Windows” LP. Motown certainly wasted no time covering this one … did they?
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