January : The Jackson 5 receive their first Image Award from the NAACP for Best Singing Group of the year.
January 31 : The Jackson 5 perform “I Want You Back” on the Andy Williams Show.
February 21 : The Jackson 5 perform “I Want You Back”, “ABC” and a medley of “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/There Was A Time” on American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark.
February 24 : The single “ABC” is released (number 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard).
April : The J5 rehearse for their first concert tour.
May 2 : The J5 kick off their first national tour at the Civic Auditorium in Philadelphia.
May 8 : The album “ABC” is released and it becomes number 1 on Billboard 200.
May 10 : In New York City, The Jackson 5 perform “I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save” on the Ed Sullivan Show.
May 13 : The single “The Love You Save” is released and it peaks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
June 1 : The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Soul Magazine.
June 10 :The Jackson 5 perform The Love You Save & ABC on the Groovy Show TV program in Los Angeles.
June 19 : The J5 give a concert at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
June 20 : The J5 give a concert at the Forum in Inglewood before an audience of 18 000. At one point in the show, teenage girls invade the stage forcing the group to run for safety! Diana Ross & the Jackson family attend the show including Joe, Katherine and Michael’s grandparents.
August 6 : The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Jet magazine for the first time.
August 12 : The J5 give a concert at the Cobo Arena in Detroit.
August 28 : The single “I’ll Be There” is released and becomes the fourth consecutive number 1 single of the group on the Hot 100 Billboard which is a premiere in the industry!
August 30 : The J5 give a concert in San Francisco (Motown sales convention).
September 8 : The “Third Album” is released and becomes number 1 on the Billboard 200.
September 17 : The J5 perform “The Love You Save” & “I’ll Be There” at the Jim Nabors Show
October 9 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Boston Garden in Boston. They are accompanied by a private tutor, Rose Fine.
October 10 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Cincinnati Garden in Cincinnati.
October 11 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis.
October 15 : The “Jackson 5 Christmas Album” is released on Motown.
October 16 : The J5 give their first concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.
October 17 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit.
October 18 : The Jackson 5 give two concerts at the Amphitheater in Chicago (3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m).
November : The Jackson family moves in a new house rented by Motown at
Bowmont Drive, in Beverly Hills.
The single “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” is released by Motown. –
November 22 : The J5 give a concert in Rochester Hills (Unknown Venue).
November 28 : The J5 give a concert at the War Memorial Auditorium in Rochester.
December 24 : The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Jet magaz
December 27 : The J5 give a concert at the Coliseum in Charlotte.
December 28 : The J5 give a concert at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro.
December 29 : The J5 give a concert at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.
December 30 : The J5 give a concert at the Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville.