The Jacksons TV performances (1976-1977)

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 8 : The Jacksons perform “Show You The Way To Go” on the Mike Douglas Show.

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, “Enjoy Yourself”,  “Show You The Way To Go” , “Dreamer” & Keep On Dancing on Musikladen in Bremen and Think Happy , Show You The Way To Go on TopPop in Amsterdam (which is aired two months later on July 17)

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