Steve Noonan and Chuck Estes said they had to push Jackson on-stage at the old Paradox in Tustin for his debut singing in public. That must have been 1962. After that first night, Jackson's been at it ever since. The Paradox soon moved to Orange, CA.
Were you there that night? I'd guess maybe Lynn Smith, Eric Brown, Jon Givens, Rob Allingham, Melanie Boone, Trude Rockwell, Debbie Kramer .. maybe.