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LaToya On Stage : The 80’s

TV performances, Interviews and concerts from LaToya Jackson during the 80’s.

November 8, 1980 : LaToya performs “If You Feel the Funk” and “Are You Ready” on the Soul Train Show.

November 10, 1980 : LaToya performs “Night Time Lover” and “If You Feel The Funk” on Dutch TV Show TopPop.

LaToya performs Night Time Lover on Solid Gold.

December 13, 1980 : LaToya performs “Night Time Lover” and “If You Feel The Funk” on American Bandstand.

February 12, 1981 : LaToya performs “Night Time Lover” and “If You Feel The Funk” on another duch TV show.

October 10, 1981 : LaToya performs “Stay The Night” on the Soul Train Show.

Michael and Latoya private home tape at Hayvenhurst in 1983.

April 24, 1984 : LaToya is a guest on Good Morning America with Barbara Walters.

June 30, 1984 : LaToya and Howard Hewett sing “Heart Don’t Lie.” LaToya  sings “Bet’cha Gonna Need My Lovin’ on American Bandstand.

August 25 : LaToya performs “Heart Don’t Lie” on Solid Gold.

September 8, 1984 : LaToya performs “Hot Potato” on Solid Gold.

February 13, 1985 : Latoya guest stars as herself in an episode of “The Fall Guy” where she performs her single “Hot Potato”.

October 27, 1985 : Janet supports LaToya by performing background vocals on her song “Baby Sister” during a live performance at the 16th annual World Popular Song Festival in Japan. “Baby Sister is the 1st single from LaToya’s ‘s 4th studio album “Imagination” released in 1986.

March 27, 1988 : The single “You’re Gonna Get Rocked!” is  released throughout the U.S., Europe, and Canada. It will peak at #103, barely missing the Billboard Hot 100. Latoya shoots a music video for this song and performs the song on several TV shows around the world.

March 29, 1988 : LaToya gives her very first full concert at Donald Trump’s Castle Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City before a sold-out audience. Katherine, Rebbie, Janet & Rene attend the performance and visit her backstage with Donald Trump.

October 1988 : LaToya’s 5th studio album titled “LaToya” is released by RCA.”You’re Gonna Get Rocked!” is released as a single. The video is directed by Greg Gold. A huge promotion campaign followed in the fall of 1988, with LaToya performing the song live on many different TV shows worldwide. LaToya performs “You’re Gonna Get Rocked” on the German TV shows Eurotops and Extratour, on the Dutch program “Countdown”, in Caracas for Venezuelan television.

January 31, 1989 : LaToya gives a press conference in New York City to reveal her upcoming cover for Playboy Magazine. She is a guest on “Good Morning America” at ABC Studios and “Late Night With David Letterman”.

February 1989 : LaToya appears on the March cover of Playboy magazine and stops talking to the family who blames her manager Jack Gordon. She gives a one hour interview on the Phil Donahue Show.

March 1989 : LaToya performs her new single “Such a Wicked Love” in Puerto Vallarta for Mexican television and in Caracas for the Venezuelan television program “Only For Men”. She also performs her single “You Blew” in Caracas for the Venezuelan television program “Only For Men” and in two German TV shows, including Günther Jauch’s Na Siehste!

March 25, 1989 : LaToya debuts her new single “Such a Wicked Love” on “Bob Hope’s Easter Vacation in the Bahamas”. NBC’s Standards and Practices department censor her performance, deeming her dance moves “too prurient” for prime time television.

June 1989 : Teldec Records initiates a huge promotional campaign for LaToya’s new single “Bad Girl” presenting the song in four TV shows, including Günther Jauch’s Na Siehste! (where she had previously performed her last single You Blew), followed by a performance on ZDF Fernsehgarten and the NDR Talk-Show (both shows being broadcast on the same day). The music video for the track shows LaToya with two male dancers who also performed with her on the TV shows.

September 1989: LaToya performs a “Sizzling Spectacular” concert on pay-per-view at Bally’s Reno in Nevada.

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Nina Webster (played by Tricia Cast) for a few episodes in November.

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“Moving Violation” era (1974-1976)

Moving

1/Original track listing from the album released on May 15, 1975 (recorded in 1974-1975)

“Forever Came Today” (originally performed by the Supremes) (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 6:23
“Moving Violation” (Liz Shaw, Harold Beatty) – 3:37
“(You Were Made) Especially for Me” (Michael Lovesmith, Brian Holland) – 3:28
“Honey Love” (Michael Lovesmith, Edward Holland, Brian Holland) – 4:40

“Body Language (Do the Love Dance)” (Hal Davis, Donald Fletcher) – 4:07
“All I Do Is Think of You” (Michael Lovesmith, Brian Holland) – 3:17
“Breezy” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 3:38
“Call of the Wild” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 2:33
“Time Explosion” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 4:13

Re-release

In 2001, Motown Records remastered all J5 albums in a “Two Classic Albums/One CD” series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Dancing Machine. The bonus tracks were the outtakes “Through Thick and Thin” (which appeared on 1976’s Joyful Jukebox Music) and the Disc-o-Tech #3 Remix of “Forever Came Today”.

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single :”Forever Came Today” (released on June 10, 1975)

2nd single : All I Do Is Think of You” (released on November 5, 1975)

3rd single : “Body Language (Do the Love Dance)” (released on January 24, 1976)

7/TV peformances

June 16, 1975 : The Jackson 5 performs Moving Violation at the Dinah Show and Janet & Randy do their Sonny & Cher skit.

June 28, 1975 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing MachineMoving Violation & Just A Little Bit Of You (by Michael) at American Bandstand.

July 1975 : The Jackson 5 perform Forever Came Today & Body Language at the Carol Burnett Show without Jermaine!

October 5, 1975 : The J5 perform Forever Came Today, All I Do Is Think Of YouOne Day In Your LifeJust A Little Bit Of You & We’ve Got Forever at the Soul Train Show.

February 16, 1976 : The Jacksons perform Forever Came Today at the Rich Little Show.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

Previous era : « Forever, Michael » era (1974-1975)

Following era : Motown Years Compilation Albums

“Forever, Michael” era (1974-1975)

Forever

1/Original track listing from the album released on January 16, 1975 (recorded in 1974)

1. “We’re Almost There”
2. “Take Me Back”
3. “One Day in Your Life”
4. “Cinderella Stay Awhile”
5. “We’ve Got Forever”
6. “Just a Little Bit of You”
7. “You Are There”
8. “Dapper-Dan”
9. “Dear Michael”
10. “I’ll Come Home to You”

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single :”We’re Almost There” (released in February 1975)

2nd single : “Just a Little Bit of You” (released in April 1975°)

7/TV peformances

March 16, 1975 : The Jackson 5 appear on the Cher TV show.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, 1975 : The Jackson 5 performs Moving Violation at the Dinah Show and Janet & Randy do their Sonny & Cher skit.

June 28, 1975 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing MachineMoving Violation & Just A Little Bit Of You (by Michael) at American Bandstand.

July 1975 : The Jackson 5 perform Forever Came Today & Body Language at the Carol Burnett Show without Jermaine!

October 5, 1975 : The J5 perform Forever Came Today, All I Do Is Think Of YouOne Day In Your LifeJust A Little Bit Of You & We’ve Got Forever at the Soul Train Show.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

Previous era : « Dancing Machine » era (1973-1975)

Following era : « Moving Violation » era (1974-1976)

“Dancing Machine” era (1973-1975)

Dancing

1/Original track listing from the album released on September 5, 1974 (recorded in 1973-1974)

“I Am Love” (Don Fenceton, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson, Ronnie Rancifer) – 7:29
“Whatever You Got, I Want” (Gene Marcellino, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson) – 2:58
“She’s a Rhythm Child” (Clarence Drayton, Hal Davis, Ruth Talmage) – 2:39
“Dancing Machine” (Donald Fletcher, Hal Davis, Weldon Dean Parks) – 2:43
“The Life of the Party” (Clarence Drayton, Hal Davis, Tamy Smith) – 2:35
“What You Don’t Know” (Gene Marcellino, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson) – 4:25
“If I Don’t Love You This Way” (Leon Ware, Pam Sawyer) – 3:28
“It All Begins and Ends with Love” (Don Fenceton, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson) – 3:07
“The Mirrors of My Mind” (Charlotte O’Hara, Donald Fletcher, Nita Garfield) – 3:08

Re-release

In 2001, Motown Records remastered all Jackson 5 albums in a “Two Classic Albums/One CD” series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Moving Violation. The bonus tracks were the outtakes “Through Thick and Thin” and the Disc-o-Tech #3 Remix of “Forever Came Today”.

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single : “Dancing Machine” (released on February 19, 1974)

2nd single :“Whatever You Got, I Want” (released on October 1, 1974)

3rd single : “The Life Of The Party” (released on November 29, 1974 in UK only)

4th single : “I Am Love” (released onDecember 23, 1974)

7/TV peformances

November 17, 1973 : The Jackson 5 are special guests at the Soul Train Show where they perform Get It Together,  Dancing Machine, You’re in Good Hands (by Jermaine), With A child’s Heart (by Michael) & Don’t Say Goodbye Again.

January 5, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Get It Together & Dancing Machine at the Bob Hope Special.

January 10, 1974 : One More Chance, a Jackson 5 TV Special is aired on CBS. The group performs Get It Together + a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/I’ll Be There/Ben/Daddy’s Home/Never Can Say Goodbye/The Love You Save and another medley Up a Lazy River/Opus One (with the Mills Brothers)

January 30, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

March 11, 1974 : Michael sings When I Grow Up with Roberta Flack at the Free To Be… You and Me TV show.

March 16, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & This Old Man/ABC at the Carol Burnett Show. Janet makes her TV debut and performs with Randy a Sonny & Cher skit.

April 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform It’s Too Late To Change the Time & Dancing Machine at the Mike Douglas Show.

April 4, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Let It Be, Never Can Say Goodbye & Dancing Machine at the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

April 9, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform It’s Too Late To Change The Time & Dancing Machine at the Merv Griffin Show.

April 10, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC at the Sandy in Disneyland TV special.

August 19, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & a medley of Killing Me Softly with his song/By The Time I Get To Phoenix/Danny Boy at the Tonight Show with Bill Cosby.

September, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

September 3, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Merv Griffin Show. Janet & Randy perform their Vegas skit.

September 22, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Life Of The Party at the Sonny Comedy Revue.

October 19, 1974 : Michael performs Whatever You Got I Want, What You Don’t Know & If I Don’t Love You This Way at the Soul Train Show.

November 15, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & It’s Too Late To Change The Time at the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

March 16, 1975 : The Jackson 5 appear on the Cher TV show.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.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

Previous era : « G.I.T.: Get It Together » era (1973-1974)

Following era : « Forever, Michael » era (1974-1975)

“G.I.T.: Get It Together” era (1973-1974)

GIT

1/Original track listing from the album released on September 12, 1973 (recorded in 1973)

“Get It Together” 
“Don’t Say Goodbye Again” 
“Reflections” (originally by Diana Ross & the Supremes)
“Hum Along and Dance” (originally by the Temptations)
“Mama, I Got A Brand New Thing (Don’t Say No)” (originally by the Undisputed Truth)
“It’s Too Late to Change the Time” 
“You Need Love Like I Do (Don’t You)” (originally by Gladys Knight & the Pips and the Temptations)
“Dancing Machine” 

Re-release

In 2001, Motown Records remastered all J5 albums in a “Two Classic Albums/One CD” series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Skywriter. The bonus tracks were the outtakes “Pride and Joy”, “Love’s Gone Bad” and “Love Is the Thing You Need”. “Love Is the Thing You Need” and “Pride and Joy” were released on Joyful Jukebox Music in 1976, and “Love’s Gone Bad” was released on Boogie in 1979.

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single : “Get It Together”  (released on August 3, 1973)

2nd single :“Dancing Machine” (released on February 19, 1974)

7/TV peformances

November 17, 1973 : The Jackson 5 are special guests at the Soul Train Show where they perform Get It Together,  Dancing Machine, You’re in Good Hands (by Jermaine), With A child’s Heart (by Michael) & Don’t Say Goodbye Again.

January 5, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Get It Together & Dancing Machine at the Bob Hope Special.

January 10, 1974 : One More Chance, a Jackson 5 TV Special is aired on CBS. The group performs Get It Together + a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/I’ll Be There/Ben/Daddy’s Home/Never Can Say Goodbye/The Love You Save and another medley Up a Lazy River/Opus One (with the Mills Brothers)

January 30, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

March 11, 1974 : Michael sings When I Grow Up with Roberta Flack at the Free To Be… You and Me TV show.

March 16, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & This Old Man/ABC at the Carol Burnett Show. Janet makes her TV debut and performs with Randy a Sonny & Cher skit.

April 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform It’s Too Late To Change the Time & Dancing Machine at the Mike Douglas Show.

April 4, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Let It Be, Never Can Say Goodbye & Dancing Machine at the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

April 9, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform It’s Too Late To Change The Time & Dancing Machine at the Merv Griffin Show.

April 10, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC at the Sandy in Disneyland TV special.

August 19, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & a medley of Killing Me Softly with his song/By The Time I Get To Phoenix/Danny Boy at the Tonight Show with Bill Cosby.

September, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

September 3, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Merv Griffin Show. Janet & Randy perform their Vegas skit.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

Previous era : « Music & Me » era (1972-1973)

Following era : « Dancing Machine » era (1973-1975)

“Music & Me” era (1972-1973)

Music and Me

1/Original track listing from the album released on April 15, 1973 (recorded 1972-1973)

1. “With a Child’s Heart”
2. “Up Again”
3. “All the Things You Are”
4. “Happy” (Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues)
5. “Too Young”
6. “Doggin’ Around”
7. “Euphoria”
8. “Morning Glow”
9. “Johnny Raven”
10. “Music and Me”

The track order of 7-9 were changed in later releases. “Johnny Raven” was moved to track 7, “Euphoria” was moved to track 8 and “Morning Glow” was moved to track 9.

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single : “With a Child’s Heart” (released on May 5, 1973)

2nd single :“Happy” (released on July 10, 1973)

3rd single : “Music And Me” (released in October 1973)

7/TV peformances

November 17, 1973 : The Jackson 5 are special guests at the Soul Train Show where they perform Get It Together,  Dancing Machine, You’re in Good Hands (by Jermaine), With A child’s Heart (by Michael) & Don’t Say Goodbye Again.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

Previous era : « Skywriter » era (1972-1973)

Following era : « G.I.T.: Get It Together » era (1973-1974)

“Skywriter” era (1972-1973)

Skywriter

1/Original track listing from the album released on March 29, 1973 (recorded 1972-1973)

“Skywriter” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 3:08
“Hallelujah Day” (Freddie Perren, Christine Yarian) – 2:46
“The Boogie Man” (Deke Richards) – 2:56
“Touch” (originally performed by the Supremes) (Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson) – 3:00
“Corner of the Sky” (from the Broadway musical Pippin) (recorded 1972) (Stephen Schwartz) – 3:33
“I Can’t Quit Your Love” (originally performed by the Four Tops) (Leonard Caston, Kathy Wakefield) – 3:12
“Uppermost” (Clifton Davis) – 2:26
“World of Sunshine” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 2:45
“Ooh, I’d Love to Be with You” (Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell) – 2:49
“You Made Me What I Am” (The Corporation) – 2:50

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

Re-release

In 2001, Motown Records remastered all J5 albums in a “Two Classic Albums/One CD” series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Get It Together. The bonus tracks were the outtakes “Pride and Joy”, “Love’s Gone Bad” and “Love Is the Thing You Need”. Each of these tracks also appear on the compilation album Joyful Jukebox Music/Boogie.

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single : “Corner Of The Sky” (released on October 2, 1972)

2nd single :“Hallelujah Day” (released on February 26, 1973)

7/TV peformances

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

 

Previous era : « Ben » era (1972-1973)

Following era : « Music & Me » era (1972-1973)

“Ben” era (1972-1973)

Ben

1/Original track listing from the album released on August 4, 1972 (recorded from November 1971 to February 1972)

1. “Ben” (recorded November 1971) Walter Scharf, Don Black 2:42
2. “Greatest Show on Earth” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino 2:47
3. “People Make the World Go Round” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Thom Bell, Linda Creed 3:15
4. “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) The Corporation (Alphonso Mizell, Berry Gordy, Deke Richards, Freddie Perren) 3:01
5. “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Gladys Hampton, Regina Adams, Ace Adams 2:58
6. “My Girl” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Smokey Robinson, Ronald White 3:05
7. “What Goes Around Comes Around” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Allen Levinsky, Arthur Stokes, Dana Meyers, Floyd Weatherspoon 3:35
8. “In Our Small Way” (recorded July – November 1971) Beatrice Verdi, Christine Yarian 3:39
9. “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder 3:19
10. “You Can Cry on My Shoulder” (recorded November – December 1971) Berry Gordy 2:32

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single : “Ben” (released on April 4, 1972)

7/TV peformances

November 4, 1972 : 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

March 27, 1973 : Michael performs Ben at the Academy Awards (the song is nominated as best song for a film)

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Third US Tour 1972

The Jackson 5 European Tour 1972

 

Previous era : « Lookin’ Through the Windows » era (1971-1972)

Following era : « Skywriter » era (1972-1973)

“Lookin’ Through the Windows” era (1971-1972)

1972

1/Original track listing from the album released on May 23, 1972 (recorded late 1971-1972)

“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (originally performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell) (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 2:30
“Lookin’ Through the Windows” (Clifton Davis) – 3:46
“Don’t Let Your Baby Catch You” (The Corporation) – 3:11
“To Know” (The Corporation) – 3:22
“Doctor, My Eyes” (originally performed by Jackson Browne) (Jackson Browne) – 3:14
“Little Bitty Pretty One” (originally performed by Thurston Harris) (Robert Byrd) – 2:51
“E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice is Yours to Pull)” (Johnny Bristol, Wade Bowen, David Jones, Jr.) – 2:53
“If I Have to Move a Mountain” (The Corporation) – 3:20
“Don’t Want to See Tomorrow” (Stephen Bowden, Jim Chambers, Hal Davis, Theodore McFaddin) – 2:46
“Children of the Light” (Michael Randall) – 2:27
“I Can Only Give You Love” (Richard Hutch, Willie Hutch) – 2:33

Re-release
In 2001, Motown Records remastered all J5 albums in a “Two Classic Albums/One CD” series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Goin’ Back to Indiana. The bonus tracks were “Love Song”, the B-side of this album’s title track single, and a live performance of “Who’s Lovin’ You”, which first appeared on the soundtrack of the 1992 TV movie The Jacksons: An American Dream.

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single : “Little Bitty Pretty One” (released on April 4, 1972)

2nd single : “Lookin’ Through the Windows” (released on June 23. 1972)

7/TV peformances

July 1, 1972 : Michael makes a solo appearance in a special American Bandstand show devoted to him. 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.

September 15, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Lookin’ Through The Windows and Michael performs Ben at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

October 26, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing and Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes at the Flip Wilson Show.

November 4, 1972 : 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

November 5, 1972 :  In The UK he Royal Variety Performance featuring the J5 is aired on the BBC. The group sings I Want You back, ABC, Rockin Robin, We Thank You & The Love You Save.

November 9, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Lookin’ Through The Windows & Rockin Robin an british TV show Top Of The Pops.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Third US Tour 1972

The Jackson 5 European Tour 1972

 

Previous era : « Got To Be There » era (1971-1972)

Following era : « Ben » era (1972-1973)