LaToya’s timeline : 1981

January 30 : LaToya attends the American Music Awards where she presents an award to Michael.

January 31 : LaToya attends the 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

February 12 : LaToya performs “If You Feel The Funk” and “Night Time Lover” on Dutch TV show Musikladen.

May 8 : LaToya’s second album “My Special Love” is released by Polydor. The first single from the album is “Stay The Night”, a cover of the 1980 Billy Ocean single, and was moderately successful. The second and final single was “I Don’t Want You To Go”, previously recorded by Lani Hall, which had a limited release and failed to chart. The album also includes rare groove classic “Camp Kuchi Kaiai”, co-written with sister Janet who also contributes background vocals. Brother Randy produced two tracks on the album – their duet “Giving You Up” and the title track “My Special Love” which Randy later re-recorded with R&B star Betty Wright for her 1983 album Wright Back At You.

September 23 : Birth of Marlon Jackson Jr, third child of Marlon & Carol.

October 10 : LaToya performs “Stay The Night” on the Soul Train Show.

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