Janet’s timeline : 1977

January : Janet makes a photoshoot at Hayvenhurst.

January 19 : 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 : 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 27 : Birth of Jermaine Jackson Jr (Jay) : First child of Jermaine & Hazel.

January 31 : The Jacksons perform “Good Times” at The American Music Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica and Janet presents an award as Mae West.

February 2 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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.

March 10 : Michael and Janet attend the First Annual Rock and Roll Celebrity Sports Classic at the University of California in Irvine.

June 29 : Birth of Sigmund Esco Jackson Jr (Siggy) : First child of Jackie & Enid.

August : Michael goes to the famous club Studio 54 in New York with LaToya & Janet. He meets a lot of people like Liza Minelli, Stephanie Mills, Tatum O’Neil or Andy Warhol.

September 21 : Janet makes her acting debut on CBS’s hit sitcom “Good Times” as Penny Gordon Woods. She joins the cast at the start of season 5 and will appear in all 24 episodes of the season.

October 05 : Birth of Yashi Brown : Second child of Rebbie & Nathaniel.

November : Randy, Janet, Marlon, Tito, and Joe attend the Annual Television Parade of Stars in Los Angeles.

November 10 : Janet is on the cover of Jet Magazine with her TV mom Ja’net DuBois.

November 17 : Michael & Janet go shopping  at Barney’s clothing store in NYC.

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