Michael’s timeline : 1972

Michael spends time visiting Diana Ross on the set of her movie Lady Sings The Blues

January : For the third consecutive year, The Jackson 5 receive the NAACP’s Image Award for Male Group Of The Year.

January 1 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

January 2 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Coliseum in Greenville.

January 5 : The Jackson 5 give a concert in Los Angeles (unknown avenue).

January 12 : The Jackson 5 headline the first annual Martin Luther King Birthday Commemoration at the City Auditorium in Atlanta.

January 24 : The album “Got To Be There” is released by Motown.

February : The single “Rockin Robin” is released by Motown.

February 12 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis.

March 1 : The Jackson 5 perform “Sugar Daddy”, “Got To Be There” & “Brand New Thing” (with Randy) at the Hellzapoppin’ TV Special.

March 16 : Michael is on the cover of Jet Magazine.

March 26 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport.

March 27 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans.

March 29 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Curtis Hixon Convention Hall in Tampa.

March 31 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

April : The single “Little Bitty Pretty One” is released by Motown.

April 1 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis.

April 29 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Indiana University Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

May 2 : The single “I Wanna Be Where You Are” is released by Motown.

May 23 : The album “Lookin’ Through The Windows” is released by Motown.

June 5 : Michael appears as the bachelor at The Dating Game TV show and chooses Latanya Simmons as bachelorette and he performs “Rockin Robin”.

June 17 : Tito leaves Hayvenhurst and gets married to Delores “Dee Dee” Martes in LA. The whole family attends the wedding including Michael & Janet

June 23 : The single “Lookin’ Through The Windows” is released by Motown.

June 30 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

July 1 : ABC airs an episode of American Bandstand devoted to Michael. He performs “Rockin Robin”, “Ben”, “I Wanna Be Where You Are” and at the end he’s joined by the Jackson 5 to perform “Lookin’ Through The Windows”.

The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Baltimore Civic Center in Baltimore.

July 2 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Scope in Norfolk.

July 7 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Coliseum in Richmond.

July 8 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Coliseum in Charlotte.

July 9 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Coliseum in Greensboro.

July 12 : “Ben”, the theme song for a film of the same name is released by Motown and becomes number 1. That’s How Love Goes (by Jermaine) is released.

July 14 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Cincinnati Gardens in Cincinnati.

July 15 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Civic Center Arena in Pittsburgh.

July 16 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.

July 18 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the International Amphitheater in Chicago.

July 21 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Civic Center Arena in Pittsburgh.

July 22 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Memorial Auditorium in Dallas.

July 23 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Coliseum in Houston.

July 24 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Memorial Auditorium in New Orleans.

July 29 + 30  : The Jackson 5 give two concerts at the Universal Amphitheater in Chicago.

August 4 : The album “Ben” is released by Motown.

The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Coliseum in Columbia.

August 5 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Baltimore Civic Center in Baltimore.

August 6 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

August 7 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro.

August 10 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia.

August 11 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Savannah Civic Center in Savannah.

August 12 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Cole Field House in College Park.

August 13 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Civic Auditorium in Charleston.

August 14 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston.

August 17 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville.

August 18 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

August 19 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis.

August 20 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

August 22 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Missouri State Fairgrounds Grandstand in Sedalia.

August 25 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Cow Palace in Daly City.

August 26 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Forum, Inglewood. Most of the Jackson family attend the show.

August 27 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego.

August 29 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Honolulu International Center in Honolulu on Michael’s 14th birthday.

August 31 : Michael is on the cover of Jet Magazine.

September 15 : The Jackson 5 perform “Lookin’ Through The Windows” and Michael performs “Ben” at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

September 27 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the International Amphitheater in Chicago as part of the Save the Children charity during the Black Expo Festival organized in association Jesse Jackson’s Operation PUSH (People United To Save Humanity). 

October : The single “Corner Of The Sky” is released by Motown.

October 5 : The Jackson 5 give a concert in Chicago (Unknown Venue).

October 7 : The Jackson 5 perform That’s How Love Goes, I Want You Back, Daddy’s Home, Lookin’ Through the Windows and Corner of the Sky on the Soul Train TV show.

October 26 : The Jackson 5 perform “Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing” and Jermaine performs “That’s How Love Goes” on the Flip Wilson Show at NBC Studios in Burbank.

Late October : The Jackson 5 arrive in London for their first tour in Europe.

October 30 : The Jackson 5 tape The Royal Variety Performance where they meet Queen Elizabeth. They perform I Want You Back, ABC, Rockin’ Robin, We Thank You, The Love You Save.

At night they perform their first concert in Europe at the Palladium in London.

October 31 : The Jackson 5 perform at Talk of the Town, London, England.

November 2 : The Jackson 5 give a concert in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

November 3 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Vorst Nationaal / Forest National in Vorst Forest, Belgium.

November 4 : In the US, Soul Train Show airs a Jackson Five special where they perform “I Want You Back”, “Lookin’ Through The Windows” & “Corner Of The Sky”. Jermaine performs “That’s How Love Goes” & “Daddy’s Home”. Michael performs “Ben”.

The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Circus Krone in Munich, Germany/

November 5 :  The Royal Variety Performance featuring the J5 is aired on the BBC.

The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Stadthalle in Osnabrück, Germany.

November 6 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Olympia in Paris, France. While in Paris, the group visits the Eiffel Tower & makes some shopping with Bill Bray.

November 9 : The Jackson 5 perform “Lookin’ Through The Windows” & “Rockin Robin” an british TV show Top Of The Pops.

The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Birmingham Odeon in Birmingham, England (two shows: 6:30 and 9:00 pm).

November 10 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Kings Hall at Belle Vue in Manchester, England.

November 11 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England.

November 12 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Wembley Empire Pool in London, England (two shows: 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)

November 13 : The Jackson 5 fly back home to Los Angeles.

November 18 : The Jackson 5 perform at an NAACP fund-raising dinner in Hollywood.

December 2 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Baltimore Civic Center in Baltimore.

December 23 : Michael appears at the Watts Christmas parade in Los Angeles.

December 24 : The Jackson 5 perform at an unknown venue in Los Angeles.

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