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