1978

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Michael becomes friend with Paul MacCartney & Gregory Peck.

Early January : Michael & LaToya leave NYC and go back to Hayvenhurst

January 22-May 13: The Jacksons embark on a world tour in the US & Europe to promote the Goin Places album.

January 22, 1978 – first concert, place unknown

February 24, 1978 – Port of Spain, Trinidad

February 25, 1978 – Port of Spain, Trinidad

February 26, 1978 – San Fernando, Trinidad

March 3: Concert in Oakland, California

May 13, 1978 – Los Angeles, California, Dodger Stadium

May 18: Concert in Nashville, Tennessee

February: The single “Find Me a Girl” is released by Epic.

March 10 : Janet & The Jacksons attend the First Annual “Rock N Roll Sports Classic” at the University of California in Irvine, California.

June: The Jacksons record the album “Destiny” in Los Angeles.

June 16 : Birth of Autumn Jackson, second child of Jermaine & Hazel.

July 7 : LaToya & Janet make a photoshoot together.

July 16: Dee Dee gives birth to Tito Jackson Jr (TJ).

August 3 : Janet poses with cast of ‘Good Times” in formal wedding attire.

August 17: Janet & The Jacksons make a publicity photo session at Jackie’s home.

August 22 : Michael gives an interview to Randy Tarraborelli at Hayvenhurst.

August 23 : Epic releases the first single from “Destiny” titled “Blame It On The Boogie. For the first time, there is a video to accompany the single.

August 25: Michael attends a reception for the Robert Kennedy Tennis Tournament at the NBC Building in New York City .

August 29: Michael purchases his first Rolls Royce for his 20th birthday.

September 16 :“Good Times” 6th season premiere on CBS. Janet plays Penny Gordon Woods on 22 of the 24 episodes of the season.

September 18: MCA releases the soundtrack of The Wiz featuring Michael on 6 tracks.

September 21: MCA releases the single “Ease On Down The Road”, a duet between Michael & Diana Ross from the soundtrack of The Wiz.

October 23: Michael visits the famous toy store F.A.O Schwartz in Manhattan.

October 24 : Michael attends the premiere and after party of “The Wiz” at Windows on the World in New York with Leslie Uggams, Valerie Simpson, Nick Ashford and Quincy Jones among others.

October 25: Michael attends the premiere & opening night party of  “The Wiz” at the Pitt’s Century Plaza Theater in Century City (Los Angeles) with Katherine, Joe, Janet & Latoya & Diana Ross among others.

December : Michael starts recording the album Off The Wall with producer Quincy Jones and sound engineer Bruce Swedien at Cherokee Studio 3.
At Hayvenhurst, he records song demos Workin’ Day & Night & Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough with Randy & Janet as percussionists!

The group launches their first productions company named Peacock Productions.

December 16: The Jacksons perform “Shake Your Body”, “Push Me Away” & “Things I Do For You” on American Bandstand.

December 17: Epic releases “Destiny”, the first album for which The Jacksons have total creative control.

Previous year : 1977

Following year : 1979

 

 

 

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