LaToya’s timeline : 1980

February 4 : Randy is seriously injured in a car crash in Hollywood, California. Katherine, Michael, Janet & LaToya visit him at the hospital. He almost looses a leg but after 6 months and 7 operations, he finally manages to walk again.

February 27 : Michael boycotts the Grammy Awards because Off The Wall was not nominated for best album of the year. He watches the ceremony at home with Katherine, Janet & LaToya. He wins his first Grammy but vows that his next album won’t be ignored…

May 26 : LaToya’s debut single “If You Feel The Funk” is released  by Polydor.

June 24 : Latoya’s debut album titled “LaToya Jackson” is released by by Polydor. Janet is one of seven people credited with providing handclaps on LaToya’s track “If You Feel The Funk”. She also co-writes the song “Lovely Is She” with LaToya.

July 29 : Michael, LaToya, Rebbie & Randy pose with cast members of “Blackness” .

July 31 : Michael is on the cover of Jet magazine with LaToya.

August : “Night Time Lover” by LaToya Jackson is released on Polydor. The song was written, composed and produced by Michael who also sings the background vocals. It’s the second single from her first album titled “LaToya Jackson”.

September 3 : In recognition of their contribution to music , The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honour The Jacksons with a Star on Hollywood Boulevard’s “Walk Of Fame”. Michael, Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Randy attend the presentation with Joe & Katherine, Rebbie, LaToya, Janet and Joe’s mother Crystal Jackson. Michael is also presented a special plaque in “recognition of 4 Top ten singles from the album Off The Wall”. Later the Jackson family has dinner at Chasen’s restaurant in West Hollywood.

October 16 : Katherine, Randy & Janet attack Gina Sprague, Joe’s personal assistant at Joe Jackson Productions.

November : LaToya performs “Night Time Lover” on Sold Gold.

November 8 : LaToya performs “If You Feel the Funk” and “Are You Ready” on the Soul Train Show.

November 10 : LaToya performs “If You Feel The Funk” and “Night Time Lover” on Dutch TV show TopPop.

December 13 : LaToya performs “Night Time Lover” and “If You Feel The Funk” on American Bandstand.

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