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

  • January 10:

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 29:

The Jackson 5 arrive in Dakar ( Senegal ) for their first African tour. They hold a press conference with Senegalise radio

During their stay, they receive an award for the Organisation for African Unity and they visit Goree Island and they shoot a film called Isomin Cross And Son which tells of a family crossing the in 1860 and the problems they encounter.

  • February 1/2/3:

Concerts in Dakar.

  • February 4:

The Jackson 5 fly home.

  • February 22:

Concert in Houston ( Texas )

  • January 30:

The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

  • February 19:

Michael appears at the first annual American Music Awards to present awards with Donny Osmond to The Temptations and with Donny Osmond, Ricky Segal and Ricky Allen to the Carpenters.

  • March:

The Jackson 5 appear on the cover of Blues & Soul with a feature on their African trip.

  • March 2:

The Jackson 5 present an award to Gladys Knight & The Pips at the Grammy Awards.

  • March 7:

The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Jet Magazine.

  • March 11:

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

  • March 16:

The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & This Old Man/ABC at the Carol Burnett Show.

  • April :

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

  • April 4:

The Jackson 5 perform Let It Be, Never Can Say Goodbye & Dancinf Machine at the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

  • April 9:

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

  • April 9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20/21/22/23 :

Joe Jackson arranges for the whole family , including sisters Rebbie, LaToya & Janet to perform twice a day a family show at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas ( Nevada ). Katherine attends every shows.

  • April 10:

The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC at the Sandy in Disneyland TV special.

  • April 26/27/28:

The Jackson family moves her cabaret set to the Sahara Tahoe Hotel in Lake Tahoe ( Nevada )

  • May 13:

Concert in Washington D.C.

  • June 22:

Concert at the Forum of Los Angeles .

  • June 24/25/26/27/28/29/30:

Concerts in Chicago ( Illinois )

  • July 8/9/10/11/12/13/14:

Concerts in San Carlos ( California )

  • July 19:

Concert in Pittsburg (Pensylvania)

  • July 20:

Concert in Trenton ( New Jersey )

  • July 21:

Concert in Richmond ( Virginia )

  • July 26:

Concert in Buffalo ( New York )

  • July 27:

Concerts at the Madison Square Garden of New York .

  • July 29/30/31/August 1/2/3/4:

Concerts in Cleveland ( Ohio )

  • August 1:

The Jackson family in on the cover of Jet Magazine.

  • August 6:

Concert in Huntsville ( Alabama )

  • August 7:

Concert in New Orleans ( Louisiana )

  • August 10:

Concert in St Louis ( Missouri )

  • August 11:

Concert in Kansas City ( Missouri )

  • August 16:

Concert in St Paul ( Minnesota )

  • August 17:

The Jackson 5 perform at the World Expo in Spokane ( Washington )

  • August 19:

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.

  • August 21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/30/31/September 1/2/3:

The Jackson family return to the MGM Grand Hotel of Las Vegas for another series of shows.

  • August 30:

Cheryl Terrel, Joe’s lover, gives birth to a baby girl named Joh’ Vonnie.

  • September:

The Jackson 5 appear at the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

  • September 3:

The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Merv Griffin Show and Janet makes her TV debut playing her Las Vegas act with Randy.

  • September 5:

The album Dancing Machine is released by Motown.

  • September 5-October 1:

The Jackson 5 tour South America with concerts in , & .

  • September 22:

The Jackson 5 perform Life Of The Party at the Sonny Comedy Revue.

  • October:

The single Whatever You Got I Want is released by Motown.

  • October 4/5/6:

New series of family shows in Sahara Tahoe ( Nevada )

  • October 7-November 1:

The Jackson 5 tours the Far East with concerts in Japon, Hong Kong, , & .

  • October 19:

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 3:

Concert in Oakland ( California )

  • November 15:

The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & It’s Too Late To Change The World at the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

  • November 20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/29/30/31/December 1/2/3:

Last series of family shows at the MGM Grand Hotel of Las Vegas. Backstage, Michael meets Elvis Presley & his daughter Lisa Marie…

  • November 24:

Jackie marries Enid Spann in Las Vegas .

  • December:

The single I Am Love is released by Motown. The whole Jackson family is on the cover of Ebony magazine.