Steeltown records released the single We Don’t Have To be 21 (To Fall In Love)/Jam Session.
Rebbie gives birth to a little girl named Stacee Brown.
January: The Jackson 5 receive the NAACP’s Image Award for Best Singing Group Of The Year.
January 2: Concert in Miami Beach ( Florida )
January 3: Concert in Mobile ( Alabama )
January 7: The single Mama’s Pearl is released by Motown.
January 29: Concert in Dayton ( Ohio )
January 30: Concert in Colombus ( Ohio )
January 31: The Jackson 5 return to Gary ( Indiana ) for the first time to play two benefits concerts for for Mayor Richard Hatcher’s re-election campaign at Westside High School and they receive the key to the city. A ceremony is held outside their former home at 2300 Jackson Street. The event is filmed for a TV Special.
March 16: The Jackson 5 attend the Grammy Award Ceremony where ABC wins an award for Best Pop Song.
March 27: Concert in Shreveport ( Louisiana )
March 29: The Jackson 5 are guests on The Stephanie Edwars Show where they chat and listen to their just released new single Never Can Say Goodbye.
April 1: Concert in Memphis ( Tennessee )
April 2: Concert in Tampa ( Florida )
April 4: Concert in Jackson (Mississipi)
April 12: The album Maybe Tomorrow is released by Motown.
April 18: The Jackson 5 appear with Diana Ross on her first solo TV Special. They perform Mama’s Pearl/Walk On/The Love You Save, It Was a Very Good Year (Spoof by Michael), I’ll Be There and Feelin’ Alright (with Diana) + a sketch with Bill Cosby.
April : Michael appears on the covers of Rolling Stone Magazine and Soul Illustrated.
May 5: The Jackson family moves into a new house that they purchased in Hayvenhurst, Encino.
May 28: Concert in Philadelphia (Pensylvania)
May 30: Concert in Oklahoma City ( Oklahoma )
June: The single Maybe Tomorrow is released by Motown.
July 16: The Jackson 5 kick off their summer tour at the Madisin Square Garden of New York. The opening act is a new group named The Comodores with lead singer Lionel Richie.
A former Los Angeles police officer named Bill Bray is hired for security. He will eventually becomes Michael head of security until 1996!
July 17: Concert in Charleston ( West Virginia )
July 18: Concert in Hampton ( Virginia )
July 20: Concert in Charlotte ( North Carolina )
July 21: Concert in Toledo ( Ohio )
July 23: Concert in Chicago ( Illinois )
July 24: Concert in Cincinnati ( Ohio )
July 25: Concert in Detroit ( Michigan )
July 27: Concert in Flint ( Michigan )
July 28: Concert in Fort Wayne ( Indiana )
July 30: Concert in Pittsburg ( Pennsylvania )
July 31: Concert in Baltimore ( Maryland )
August 1: Concert in Raleigh ( North Carolina )
August 2: Concert in Macon ( Georgia ))
August 7: Concert in ( South Carolina )
August 8: Concert in Miami Beach ( Florida )
August 10: Concert in Tampa ( Florida )
August 11: Concert in Birmingham ( Alabama )
August 13: Concert in Kansas City ( Missouri )
August 14: Concert in Saint Louis ( Missouri )
August 15: Concert in Memphis ( Tennessee )
August 17: Concert in Montgomery ( Alabama )
August 18: Concert in Tulsa ( Oklahoma )
August 20: Concert in Denver ( Colorado )
August 22: Concert at the Hollywood Bowl of Los Angeles
August 28: Concert in Colombus ( Ohio )
August 29: Concert in Des Moines (Lowa) Michael turns 13.
August 31: Concert in Toronto ( Ontario )
September : The Jackson 5 are on the covers of Life, Ebony & Creem magazines.
September 7: The album Goin’ Back To Indiana is released by Motown.
September 9: Concert in Detroit Michigan
September 11: An animated cartoon series based on The Jackson 5 debuts on ABC. Their speaking voices are not used but their songs are with Mama’s Pearl being the theme tune.
September 12: Last concert of the summer tour at Honolulu ( Hawaii )
September 19: Goin’ Back To Indiana, the Jackson 5 first TV Special is aired on ABC. The special includes the group performing theit hits, acting in skits with guest Bill Cosby and the Smothers Brothers and footage of the celebration filmed in their hometown of Gary back in January.
October: The Jackson 5 are on the cover of the very first issue of Right On! Magazine.
October 7: Motown releases Michael’s first solo single Got To Be There.
October 15: Concert in Chicago ( Illinois )
November: The single Sugar Daddy is released by Motown.
November 4: The Jackson 5 perform a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save + Never Can Say Goodbye on the Flip Wilson Show.
December 9: Motown releases the first greatest hits of the Jackson 5.
December: The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Right On!
December 27: Concert in Houston ( Texas )
December 28: Concert in Dallas ( Texas )
December 29: Concert in Norfolk ( Virginia )
December 30: Concert in Richmond ( Virginia )