The Jackson 5 do some preliminary work in a Detroit studio with Bobby Taylor
August : Motown moves to California ans asks the group to come along! Joe, Tito, Jack Richardson, drummer Johnny Jackson & keyboards players Ronny Rancifer drive to Los Angeles while Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon & Michael fly out a few days later.
The group is accommodated in the Hollywood Hills homes of Berry Gordy & Diana Ross.
August 11: Diana Ross invites the media to meet the Jackson 5 at a private showcase at Daisy’s Disco 326 Rodeo Drive, Bevery Hills. Michael meets Bob Jones, a Motown PR who will prove significant in his solo career…
August 22 : In their first nationally TV appearance, The Jackson 5 perform “It’s Your Thing” at the Miss Black America Pageant.
The group stars recording its first album with help from Motown producers Freddie Perren, Deke Richards & Fonce Mizell known as “The Corporation”
Suzanne De Passe, a young Motown executive becomes the group’s PR.
October: I want You Back, the Jackson 5’s debut single is released on Motown and becomes number 1 on the Billboard charts.
October 18: Diana Ross & The Supremes introduce the Jackson 5 on ABC’s Hollywwod Palace Special where they perform Sing A Simple Song, Can You Remember, I want You Back and There Was A Time (with Diana Ross & Sammy Davis Jr)
November : Katherine, LaToya, Janet & Randy join Joe and the Jackson 5 in California and the whole family moves in a house rented by Motown off Sunset Boulevard. The family celebrate their new life by driving up to San Francisco .
December 14: The Jackson 5 appear on The Ed Sullivan Show where they perform Stand, Who’s Loving You and I Want You Back. Diana Ross is in the audience and she takes credit for discovering them.
Later, the group performs I Want You Back on the Joey Bishop Show.
December 18: Motown releases the Jackson 5 first album named “Diana Ross presents the Jackson 5” (N°1)