The Jackson 5 receive their first Image Award from the NAACP for Best Singing Group of the year.
- January 31:
The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back on the Andy Williams Show.
- February 21:
The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back, ABC and a medley of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/There Was A Time on American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark.
- February 24:
The single ABC is released (number 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard)
- May 2:
The Jackson 5 give their first concert as Motown performers at Phiadephia ( Pennsylvania )
- May 8:
The album ABC is released and it becomes number 1!
- May 10:
The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save on the Ed Sullivan Show.
- May 13:
The single The Love You Save is released (number 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard)
- June 1:
The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Soul Magazine.
- June 19:
Concert in San Francisco ( California )
- June 20:
Concert at the Los Angeles Forum ( California ) before an audience of 18 000. At one point in the show, teenage girls invade the stage forcing the group to run for safety!
- August :
The single I’ll Be There is released and becomes the fourth consecutive number 1 single of the group on the Hot 100 Billboard which is a premiere in the industry!
- August 6:
The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Jet magazine for the first time.
- August 12:
Concert in Detroit ( Michigan )
- September 15:
The Third Album is released and becomes number 1.
- September 17:
The J5 perform The Love You Save & I’ll Be There at the Jim Nabors Show
- October 9:
The Jackson 5 kick off their first national tour in Boston (Massachussets) They are accompanied by a private tutor, Rose Fine.
- October 10:
The Jackson 5 sing the National Anthem at the opening game of the World Series at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati ( Ohio )
- October 11:
Concert in Memphis ( Tennessee )
- October 15:
The Jackson 5 Christmas Album is released on Motown.
- October 16 :
Concert at the Madison Square Garden of New York ( New York )
- October 17:
Concert at the Olympia Stadium of Detroit ( Michigan )
- October 18:
Concert at the Amphitheater of Chicago ( Illinois )
- November :
The Jackson family moves in a new house rented by Motown in
Bowmont Drive, Beverly Hills.
The single Santa Claus Is Coming to Town is released by Motown.
- November 28:
Concert at the War Memorial Auditorium in Rochester ( New York )
- December 24:
The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Jet magazine.
- December 27:
Concert in Charlotte (New Carolina )
- December 28:
Concert in Greensboro (New Carolina )
- December 29:
Concert in Nashville (Tennesseee)
- December 30:
Concert in Jacksonville ( Florida )