Cereal Box Records - Jackson 5 Flexi Disc

My Tia Irma called me to the front of the shop to show me what looked like a piece of cardboard with with a photo of a record and the Jackson 5.

I was so confused when she placed it on our record player and it actually started playing music.

Once upon a time, you would get small record with your breakfast.

Post, General Mills, Kellogg's and Quaker at one point all released music that was printed on the backs of cereal boxes. With nothing more than a box of Alpha Bits and a pair of scissors, kids could have the latest release.

These records could be found on the backs of breakfast cereals from the 1960s through the 1980s. These cereal box promotions were known as Flexi records.

Did you collect any of these classic cereal box records? 

Post cereal offered special premiums with the Jackson 5 in the early 1970s.

In all there were eleven different Jackson 5 songs issued on these cardboard records. Because of the list of songs, I thought it would play all 5 songs but it just plays 1.

 If you look closely, you can see which song it is because the number is stamped in a circle. The record below is stamped with a numeral 3, so you know it's "I'll Bet You.

The version seen above was available on Rice Krinkles and Alphabits.

It listed these 5 songs:

  1. ABC
  2. I Want You Back
  3. I'll Bet You
  4. Darling Dear
  5. Maybe Tomorrow.

The other version was found on Sugar Crisp and it had two versions.

One of them listed

  1. Sugar Daddy
  2. Goin' Back to Indiana
  3. Who's Lovin' You

The other listed

  1. I'll Be There
  2. Never Can Say Goodbye
  3. Mama's Pearl



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