January 25 : The Jackson 5 perform “Life Of The Party” on the Carol Burnett Show (taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City). Janet & Randy also perform on the show.
February 5 : Michael, Randy & Janet pose for pictures at the Warwick hotel in New York City.
February 18 : Michael accepts an award on behalf of Diana Ross at the American Music Awards and he also presents an award with Janet to Gladys Knight & The Pips.
March 16 : The Jackson 5 appear on the Cher TV show taped at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. 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 : The Jackson 5 performs “Moving Violation”, “Forever Came Today” and “One Day in Your Life” on the Dinah Show and they are introduced by Janet (taped in Burbank).
June 30 : Joe Jackson calls a press conference at the Rainbow Grill in Manhattan with the whole family, except Jermaine, to announce that the Jackson 5 are leaving Motown for CBS Epic Records. Jermaine is officially replaced by Randy.
July 3 : Randy & Janet are on the cover of Jet Magazine.
August 8 : Dee Dee gives birth to Taryll Jackson.
August 16 : Marlon gets married to Carol Ann Parker.
December Concert in Mexico City, Mexico (unknown venue). Katherine, Janet & LaToya attend the concert. Jermaine is not on stage, Marlon takes over his parts. The concert is filmed and later air on mexican TV.