TV Performances 1969-1979

-October 18, 1969 :  Diana Ross & The Supremes introduce the Jackson 5 on ABC’s Hollywwod Palace Special where they perform Sing A Simple Song, Can You Remember, I want You Back and There Was A Time (with Diana Ross & Sammy Davis Jr)

-December 14, 1969 :  The Jackson 5 appear on The Ed Sullivan Show where they perform Stand, Who’s Loving You and I Want You Back. Diana Ross is in the audience and she takes credit for discovering them.

-Later, the group performs I Want You Back on the Joey Bishop Show.

-January 31, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back on the Andy Williams Show.

-February 21, 1970 : 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.

-May 10, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save on the Ed Sullivan Show.

September 19, 1970 : The J5 perform The Love You Save, Shortnin Bread, Let It be & I’ll Be There at the Jim Nabors Show.

-January 31, 1971: The Jackson 5 return to Gary ( Indiana ) 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 29, 1971 : The Jackson 5 are guests on The Stephanie Edwards Show where they chat and listen to their new single Never Can Say Goodbye.

-April 18, 1971 : The Jackson 5 appear with Diana Ross on her first solo TV Special. They perform Mama’s Pearl/Walk On/The Love You Save, ), I’ll Be There and Feelin’ Alright (with Diana) , It Was a Very Good Year (Spoof by Michael) a skit with Bill Cosby.

-November 4, 1971 : The Jackson 5 perform a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save, Never Can Say Goodbye + a skit on the Flip Wilson Show.

-March 1, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Sugar Daddy, Got To Be There & Brand New Thing (with Randy) at the Hellzapoppin’ TV Special.

-July 1, 1972 : Michael makes a solo appearance in a special American Bandstand show devoted to him. He performs Rockin Robin, Ben, I Wanna Be Where You Are and at the end he’s joined by the Jackson 5 to perform Lookin’ Through The Windows.

-September 15, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Lookin’ Through The Windows and Michael performs Ben at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

-October 26, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing and Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes at the Flip Wilson Show.

-November 4, 1972 : In the US, Soul Train Show airs a Jackson Five special where they perform I Want You Back, Lookin’ Through The Windows & Corner Of The Sky. Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes & Daddy’s Home.    Michael performs Ben

-November 5, 1972 :  In The UK he Royal Variety Performance featuring the J5 is aired on the BBC. The group sings I Want You back, ABC, Rockin Robin, We Thank You & The Love You Save.

-November 9, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Lookin’ Through The Windows & Rockin Robin an british TV show Top Of The Pops.

-March 27, 1973 : Michael performs Ben at the Academy Awards (the song is nominated as best song for a film)

-November 17, 1973 : The Jackson 5 are special guests at the Soul Train Show where they perform Get It Together,  Dancing Machine, You’re in Good Hands (by Jermaine), With A child’s Heart (by Michael) & Don’t Say Goodbye Again.

-January 5, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Get It Together & Dancing Machine at the Bob Hope Special.

-January 10, 1974 : 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 30, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

-March 11, 1974 : Michael sings When I Grow Up with Roberta Flack at the Free To Be… You and Me TV show.

-March 16, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & This Old Man/ABC at the Carol Burnett Show. Janet makes her TV debut and performs with Randy a Sonny & Cher skit.

-April 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform It’s Too Late To Change the Time & Dancing Machine at the Mike Douglas Show.

-April 4, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Let It Be, Never Can Say Goodbye & Dancing Machine at the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

-April 9, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform It’s Too Late To Change The Time & Dancing Machine at the Merv Griffin Show.

-April 10, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC at the Sandy in Disneyland TV special.

-August 19, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & a medley of Killing Me Softly with his song/By The Time I Get To Phoenix/Danny Boy at the Tonight Show with Bill Cosby.

-September, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

-September 3, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Merv Griffin Show. Janet & Randy perform their Vegas skit.

-September 22, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Life Of The Party at the Sonny Comedy Revue.

-October 19, 1974 : Michael performs Whatever You Got I Want, What You Don’t Know & If I Don’t Love You This Way at the Soul Train Show.

-November 15, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & It’s Too Late To Change The Time at the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

-March 16, 1975 : The Jackson 5 appear on the Cher TV show.They are introduced by Janet and they perform I Am Love + a skit called The World Is a Mess and finally Cher joins the group to perform a medley of I Want You Back/I’ll Be There/Never Can Say Goodbye/The Love You Save/Dancing Machine.

-June 16, 1975 : The Jackson 5 performs Moving Violation at the Dinah Show and Janet & Randy do their Sonny & Cher skit.

-June 28, 1975 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine, Moving Violation & Just A Little Bit Of You (by Michael) at American Bandstand.

-July 1975 : The Jackson 5 perform Forever Came Today & Body Language at the Carol Burnett Show without Jermaine!

-October 5, 1975 : The J5 perform Forever Came Today, All I Do Is Think Of You, One Day In Your Life, Just A Little Bit Of You & We’ve Got Forever at the Soul Train Show.

-February 16, 1976 : The Jacksons perform Forever Came Today at the Rich Little Show.

-June 16, 1976 : CBS airs the first episode of The Jacksons Variety Show. The show based on their Las Vegas set features The Jacksons + The Jackson Sisters (Rebbie, LaToya & Janet). Special guest star : Sonny Bono. Songs performed :”Forever Came Today”, “Love Will Keep Us Together”, “More Than You Know”/”Am I Blue?”/”For Once in My Life”/ “Try a Little Tenderness”, “Steppin’ Out with My Baby”, “Dancing Machine”.

-June 23, 1976 : CBS airs the 2nd episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star -: Mackenzie Phillips. Songs performed : “(You Were Made) Especially For Me”,
“Do The Fonz”, “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock and Roll”/”Deep Purple”Convoy”, “Junkfood Junkie”, “Ben”, “Goin’ Back to Indiana”.

-June 30, 1976 : CBS airs the 3rd episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Ed McMahon. Songs performed :”Rockin’ Robin”, “Flat Foot Floogie”, “World of Sunshine”, “Save The Bones for Henry Jones”, “The Love You Save”.

-July 1976 : The Jacksons are guests on The Tonight Show where they give an interview and perform 2 songs.

-July 7, 1976 : CBS airs the 4th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Joey Bishop. Songs performed :”ABC” “Fever”, “I Got You Babe”,”Down by the Old Mill Stream”, “Never Can Say Goodbye”.

-September 1976 : The Jacksons perform “Good Times” “Enjoy Yourself,  “Think Happy” at “Nochevieja” (Spain)

-January 1977 : The Jacksons are guests on Mike Douglas show where they perform “Enjoy Yourself’, “Dreamer’ & “Show You The Way To Go”.

January 19, 1977 : CBS airs the 5th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Redd Foxx. Songs performed : Enjoy Yourself”, “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”/”Puttin’ on the Ritz”, “Blues Away”, “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Means You’re Grand)”, “Keep on Dancing”.

-January 26, 1977 : CBS airs the 6th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Carroll O’Connor. Songs performed :”Hum Along and Dance”,”Get Happy”/”I Got Rhythm”, “I Got You Babe”, “Coconut”,”I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart”/”Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”/”Caravan”/”Take the “A” Train”, “Show You the Way to Go”.

-January 31, 1977 : The Jacksons perform Good Times at The American Music Awards.

-February 2, 1977 : CBS airs the 7th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest stars : Dom DeLuise/George Miller/Muhammad Ali. Songs performed :”Moving Violation”,”On the Wall” “That’s the Way (I Like It)”, “Style of Life”, “Steppin’ Out”, “Hello, Dolly!”, “Life of the Party”.

-February 9, 1977 : CBS airs the 8th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Betty White. Songs performed :”Get It Together”, “On The Wall”, “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”, “Dreamer”, “Opus No. 1”, “Just a Little Bit of You”.

-February 16, 1977 : CBS airs the 9th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest stars : Georgia Engel/David Letterman. Songs performed :”Sugar Daddy”, “On The Wall”,”Cisco Kid”/”I Shot the Sheriff”,”One”, “Ben”, “I Am Love”.

-February 23, 1977 : CBS airs the 10th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest stars : John Byner/Nicholas Brothers. Songs performed :”What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You”, “On the Wall”,”Midnight at the Oasis”,”Get Ready”,”Good Times” “I Can’t Quit Your Love”.

-March 2, 1977 : CBS airs the 11th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest star : Lynda Carter. Songs performed”Think Happy”, “On The Wall”, “On the Good Ship Lollipop”, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”,”Thank God I’m a Country Boy”, “Living Together”, “I’ll Be There”.

-March 9, 1977 : CBS airs the 12th episode of The Jacksons Variety Show.  Special guest stars : Tim Conway/David Letterman. Songs performed :”Dancing Machine”, “On the Wall”, “Behind Closed Doors”, “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby”, “I’m Going To Jackson”, “Flat Foot Floogie”,”World of Sunshine”,”Body Language.

May 1977 : While in Europe , The Jacksons perform Keep On Dancing at Top à Joe Dassin in Paris. They also perform “Enjoy Yourself” &  “Show You The way To Go” at Top Of The Pops in London and “Enjoy Yourself”,  “Show You The Way To Go” , “Dreamer” & Keep On Dancing on Musikladen in Bremen.

-December 16, 1978 : The Jacksons perform Shake Your Body, Push Me Away & Things I Do For You at American Bandstand.

-February 3, 1979 : The Jacksons perform Shake Your Body, Things I Do For You & Push Me Away on Soul Train and give an interview. plus a Michael’s interview.

February 1979 :  While in London The Jacksons perform Shake Your Body & Destiny at Top Of The Pops. They also perform Shake Your Body, Things I Do For You & Destiny on Midnight Special. Jermaine joins them on stage for the last song.

While in Bremen they perform “Blame It On The Boogie” at Musikladen

-February 15, 1979 : The Jacksons perform Destiny, Shake Your Body & Blame It On The Boogie for an Abba Special.

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