1971

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January : The Jackson 5 receive the NAACP’s Image Award for Best Singing Group Of The Year.

January 2 : The J5 give a concert at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach.

January 3 : The J5 give a concert at the Civic Center in Mobile.

January 7 : The single “Mama’s Pearl” is released by Motown (it peaks at number 2 on the Hot 100 Billboard).

January 29 : The J5 give a concert at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton.

January 30 : The J5 give a concert at the St John Arena in Colombus.

January 31 : The Jackson 5 return to Gary for the first time to play two benefits concerts for for Mayor Richard Hatcher’s re-election campaign at Westside High School and they receive the key to the city. A ceremony is held outside their former home at 2300 Jackson Street. The event is filmed for a TV Special.

March 16 : Motown releases J5’s new single, “Never Can Say Goodbye” (it peaks at number 2 on the Hot 100 Billboard).

The Jackson 5 attend the Grammy Award Ceremony where ABC wins an award for Best Pop Song.

March 26 : The J5 give a concert in Fort Worth.

March 27 : The J5 give a concert at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport.

March 28: The J5 give a concert at the Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans.

March 29 : The Jackson 5 are guests on The Stephanie Edwards Show where they chat and listen to their new single “Never Can Say Goodbye”.

April : Michael appears on the covers of Rolling Stone Magazine and Soul Illustrated.

April 1 : The J5 give a concert at the Mid-South Auditorium in Memphis.

April 2 : The J5 give a concert at the Curtis Hixon Convention Hall in Tampa.

April 4 : The J5 give a concert at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

April 5 : The J5 give a concert in Monroe (Unknown Venue).

April 6 : The J5 give a concert in Monroe (Unknown Venue).

April 7 : The J5 give a concert at the Auditorium in Atlanta (two shows: 4:00 and 8:00 p.m).

April 9 : The J5 give a concert in Louisville (Unknown Venue).

April 10 : The J5 give a concert in Cleveland (Unknown Venue)

April 12 : The album “Maybe Tomorrow” is released by Motown.

April 18 : The Jackson 5 appear with Diana Ross on her first solo TV Special. They perform “Mama’s Pearl”/”Walk On”/”The Love You Save”, “It Was a Very Good Year” (Spoof by Michael), “I’ll Be There” and “Feelin’ Alright” (with Diana) + a sketch with Bill Cosby.

May 5 : The Jackson family moves into a new house that they just purchased in Encino, they call their new home Hayvenhurst. They share 6 rooms  : Katherine/Joe, Jackie/Randy Rancifer, Tito/Johnny Jackson, Jermaine/Marlon, Michael/Randy, LaToya/Janet).

May 6 : Rebbie gives birth to a baby girl named Stacee Brown.

May 28 : The J5 give a concert at the Spectrum Theater in Philadelphia.

May 29 : The J5 give a concert at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Indianapolis.

May 30 : The J5 give a concert at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.

June : The single “Maybe Tomorrow” is released by Motown (it peaks at number 20 on the Hot 100 Billboard).

June 22 : The J5 give a concert at the Summerfest in Milwaukee.

July 9 : The J5 give a concert at the in Los Angeles (unknown venue).

July 16 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. The opening act is a new group named The Comodores with lead singer Lionel Richie.

A former Los Angeles police officer named Bill Bray is hired for security. He will eventually becomes Michael head of security and father figure until 1996.

July 17 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston.

July 18 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Hampton Roads Coliseum in Hampton.

July 20 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte.

July 21 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Toledo Sports Arena in Toledo.

July 23 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the International Amphitheater in Chicago.

July 24 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Cincinnati Gardens in Cincinnati.

July 25 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit.

July 27 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Detroit.

July 28 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.

July 30 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh.

July 31 :  The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Baltimore Civic Center in Baltimore.

August 1 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the J.S. Dorton Arena in Raleigh.

August 2 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Macon Coliseum in Macon.

August 6 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Coliseum in Greensboro.

August 7 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia.

August 8 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach.

August 10 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Curtis Hixon Convention Hall in Tampa.

August 11 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham.

August 13 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

August 14 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis.

August 15 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis.

August 17 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery.

August 18 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Tulsa Assembly Center in Tulsa.

August 20 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Denver Coliseum in Denver.

August 21 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Cow Palace in Daly City.

August 22 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

August 28 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds in Columbus.

August 29 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

August 31 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, Canada.

September : The Jackson 5 are on the covers of Life, Ebony & Cream magazines.

September 8 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington.

September 9 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit.

September 11 : An animated cartoon series based on The Jackson 5 debuts on ABC. Their speaking voices are not used but their songs are with “Mama’s Pearl” being the theme tune.

September 11 + 12 : The Jackson 5 give two concerts at the Honolulu International Center in Honolulu.

September 15 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the International House in Chicago.

September 16 : “Goin’ Back To Indiana”, the Jackson 5 first TV Special is aired on ABC. The special includes the group performing their hits, acting in skits with guest Bill Cosby and the Smothers Brothers and footage of the celebration filmed in their hometown of Gary back in January.

September 26 : The Jackson 5 give a concert in Baltimore (unknown venue).

September 29 : The album “Goin’ Back To Indiana” is released by Motown.

October : The Jackson 5 are on the cover of the very first issue of Right On! Magazine.

October 7 : Motown releases Michael’s first ever solo single “Got To Be There”.

October 10 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Black Expo International Amphitheater in Chicago.

October 15 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the International Amphitheater in Chicago.

November 14 : The Jackson 5 perform a medley of “I Want You Back”/”ABC”/”The Love You Save” + “Never Can Say Goodbye” on the Flip Wilson Show.

November 23 : The single “Sugar Daddy” is released by Motown (number 10 on the Hot 100 Billboard).

December 9 : Motown releases the first greatest hits of the Jackson 5.

December : The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Right On!

December 24 : The Jackson 5 perform in Los Angeles (charity concert for the Foundation for the Junior Blind).

December 27 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston.

December 28 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the McFarlin Auditorium in University Park.

December 29 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton.

December 30 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond.

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