The Jackson 5 perform “Get It Together” & “Dancing Machine” on the Bob Hope Special.
January 4 : Concert in Capitol Center, Largo, MD United States
January 10: One More Chance, a Jackson 5 TV Special is aired on CBS. The group performs “Get It Together” + a medley of “I Want You Back”/”ABC”/”I’ll Be There”/”Ben”/”Daddy’s Home”/”Never Can Say Goodbye”/”The Love You Save” and another medley “Up a Lazy River”/”Opus One” (with the Mills Brothers)
January 29: The Jackson 5 arrive in Dakar ( Senegal ) for their first African tour. They hold a press conference with Senegalise radio
During their stay, they receive an award for the Organisation for African Unity, they visit Goree Island and they shoot a film called “Isomin Cross And Son” which tells of a family crossing the in 1860 and the problems they encounter.
January 30: The Jackson 5 perform “Dancing Machine” at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.
February 1 : Concert in Demba Diop Stadium Dakar Senegal
February 2 : Concert in Theatre National Daniel Soran Dakar Senegal
February 3 : Concert in Theatre National Daniel Soran Dakar Senegal
February 19: Michael appears at the first annual American Music Awards to present awards with Donny Osmond to The Temptations and with Donny Osmond, Ricky Segal and Ricky Allen to the Carpenters.
The single “Dancing Machine” is released by Motown.
February 22: Concert in Astrodome Houston, TX United States
March: The Jackson 5 appear on the cover of Blues & Soul with a feature on their African trip.
March 2: The Jackson 5 present an award to Gladys Knight & The Pips at the Grammy Awards.
March 7: The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Jet Magazine.
March 11: Michael sings “When I Grow Up” with Roberta Flack on the Free To Be… You and Me TV show.
March 16: The Jackson 5 perform “Dancing Machine” & “This Old Man”/”ABC” on the Carol Burnett Show. Janet makes her TV debut and performs with Randy a Sonny & Cher skit.
April : The Jackson 5 perform “It’s Too Late To Change the Time” & “Dancing Machine” on the Mike Douglas Show.
April 4: The Jackson 5 perform “Let It Be”, “Never Can Say Goodbye” & “Dancing Machine” on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
April 7/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20/21/22/23 : Joe Jackson arranges for the whole family , including sisters Rebbie, LaToya & Janet to perform twice a day a family show at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas ( Nevada ). Katherine attends every shows.
April 9: The Jackson 5 perform “It’s Too Late To Change The Time” & “Dancing Machine” on the Merv Griffin Show.
April 10: The Jackson 5 perform “I Want You Back”/”ABC” on “Sandy in Disneyland” TV special.
April 26/27/28: The Jackson family moves her cabaret set to the Sahara Tahoe Hotel in Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
May : Michael and his brother record background vocals for Stevie Wonder’s song “You Haven’t Done Nothin'” at the Record Plant studios in Hollywood.
May 13 : Concert at the RFK Stadium Washington, DC United States
June 22 : Concert at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
June 24/25/26/27/28/29/30 : Concerts at June Mill Run Theater Chicago, IL
July 8/9/10/11/12/13/14 : Concerts at the Circle Star Theatre San Carlos, CA.
July 15 : Concert at the Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburg.
July 16 : Concert at the New Jersey State Fair in Trenton.
July 21 : Concert at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond.
July 26 : Concert at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo.
July 27: Concerts at the Madison Square Garden of New York.
July 29/30/31 + August 1/2/3/4 : Concerts at the Front Row Theatre in Cleveland.
August : The Jackson family is on the cover of Jet Magazine.
August 6 : Concert at the Von Braun Center Civic Center in Huntsville.
August 7 : Concert at the Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans.
August 10 : Concert at the Kiel Auditorium St. Louis, MO United States
August 11 : Concert at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City
August 16 : Concert at the Civic Center in St. Paul, MN United States
August 17: The Jackson 5 perform at the World Expo in Spokane (Washington)
August 19: The Jackson 5 perform “Dancing Machine” & a medley of “Killing Me Softly with his song”/”By The Time I Get To Phoenix”/”Danny Boy” on the Tonight Show with Bill Cosby.
August 21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/30/31/September 1/2/3: The Jackson family return to the MGM Grand Hotel of Las Vegas for another series of shows.
Even though Michael doesn’t celebrate birthdays as a Jeovah’s Witness he is presented with a birthday cake for his 16th birthday.
August 30: Cheryl Terrel, Joe’s lover, gives birth to a baby girl named Joh’ Vonnie.
September: The Jackson 5 perform “Dancing Machine” on the Jerry Lewis Telethon.
September 3: The Jackson 5 perform “Dancing Machine” on the Merv Griffin Show and Janet & Randy perform their Sonny & Cher skit.
September 5: The album “Dancing Machine” is released by Motown.
September 13/14 : Concerts in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
September 17 : Concert in Porte Alegre, Brazil.
September 18 : Concert in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
September 19/20 : Concerts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
September 22 : Concert in Brasilia, Brazil
September 22: The Jackson 5 perform “Life Of The Party” on the Sonny Comedy Revue.
October: The single “Whatever You Got I Want” is released by Motown.
October 4/5/6: New series of family shows in Sahara Tahoe, Nevada.
October 11/12 : Concerts in Panama City, Panama.
October 19 : Michael performs “Whatever You Got I Want”, “What You Don’t Know” & “If I Don’t Love You This Way” on the Soul Train Show.
November 3: Concert in Oakland, California.
November 15 : The Jackson 5 perform “Dancing Machine” & “It’s Too Late To Change The World” on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
November 20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/29/30/31/December 1/2/3 : Last series of family shows at the MGM Grand Hotel of Las Vegas. Backstage, Michael meets Elvis Presley & his daughter Lisa Marie.
November 24 : Jackie gets married to Enid Spann in Las Vegas. Soon after he leaves Hayvenhurst to move in hos own place with Enid.
December : The single “I Am Love” is released by Motown.
The whole Jackson family is on the cover of Ebony magazine.
Janet attends the 46th annual Santa Claus Lane Parade in Hollywood, California.