Michael spends time visiting Diana Ross on the set of her movie Lady Sings The Blues
January: For the third consecutive year, The Jackson 5 receive the NAACP’s Image Award for Male Group Of The Year.
January 1: Concert in Nashville ( Tennessee )
January 2: Concert in Greenville ( South Carolina )
January 12: The Jackson 5 headline the first annual Martin Luther King Birthday Commemoration Concert in Atlanta ( Georgia )
January 24: The album Got To Be There is released by Motown.
February: The single Rockin Robin is released by Motown.
February 12: Concert in Saint Louis ( Missouri )
March 1: The Jackson 5 perform Sugar Daddy, Got To Be There & Brand New Thing (with Randy) at the Hellzapoppin’ TV Special.
March 16: Michael is on the cover of Jet Magazine.
March 26: Concert in Shreveport ( Louisiana )
March 27: Concert in New Orleans ( Louisiana )
March 29: Concert in Tampa ( Florida )
March 31: Concert in Jackson (Mississipi)
April 1: Concert in Memphis ( Tennessee )
April : The single Little Bitty Pretty One is released by Motown.
May: The single I Wanna Be Where You Are is released by Motown.
May 17: The album Lookin’ Through The Windows is released by Motown.
June: The single Lookin’ Through The Windows is released by Motown.
June 30: Concert at the Madison Square Garden of New York .
June 5: Michael appears as the bachelor at The Dating Game TV show and chooses Latanya Simmons as bachelorette.
June 17: Michael attends the wedding of Tito & Delores Martes in LA.
July: Ben, the theme song for a film of the same name is released by Motown and becomes number 1. That’s How Love Goes (by Jermaine) is released.
July 1: Michael makes a solo appearance in a special American Bandstand show devoted to him. He performs Rockin Robin, Ben, I Wanna Be Where You Are and at the end he’s joined by the Jackson 5 to perform Lookin’ Through The Windows.
Concert in Baltimore ( Maryland )
July 2: Concert in Norfolk ( Virginia )
July 7: Concert inI Richmond ( Virginia )
July 8: Concert in Charlotte ( North Carolina )
July 9: Concert in Greensboro ( North Carolina )
July 14: Concert in Cincinnati ( Ohio )
July 15: Concert in Pittsburg ( Pennsylvania )
July 16: Concert in Cleveland ( Ohio )
July 18: Concert in Chicago ( Illinois )
July 20: Tito & Dee Dee are on the cover of Jet Magazine.
July 21: Concert in Tulsa ( Oklahoma )
July 22: Concert in Dallas ( Texas )
July 23: Concert in Houston ( Texas )
July 24: Concert in New Orleans ( Louisiana )
July 29-30: Concerts in Chicago ( Illinois )
August 4: The album Ben is released by Motown.
Concert in Columbia ( North Carolina )
August 5: Concert in Atlanta ( Georgia )
August 6: Concert in Nashville ( Tennessee )
August 11: Concert in Savannah ( Georgia )
August 12: Concert in Washington D.C
August 13: Concert in Charleston ( West Virginia )
August 17: Concert in Louisville ( Kentucky )
August 18: Concert in Kansas City ( Missouri )
August 19: Concert in Saint Louis ( Missouri )
August 20: Concert in Indianapolis ( Indiana )
August 22: Concert in Sedalia ( Missouri )
August 25: Concert in San Francisco ( Missouri )
August 26: Concert in Los Angeles
August 27: Concert in San Diego ( California )
August 29: Concert in Honolulu (Awaii). Michael turns 14.
August 31: Michael is on the cover of Jet Magazine.
September 15: The Jackson 5 perform Lookin’ Through The Windows and Michael performs Ben at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.
October: The single Corner Of The Sky is released by Motown.
October 5: Concert in Chicago ( Illinois )
October 26: The Jackson 5 perform Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing and Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes at the Flip Wilson Show.
November 1: The Jackson 5 arrive in London for their first ever tour of Europe .
November 2: Concert in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
November 4: The Jackson 5 are special guests on the Soul Train Show where they perform I Want You Back, Lookin’ Through The Windows & Corner Of The Sky. Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes & Daddy’s Home. Michael performs Ben
Concert in Munich ( Germany )
November 5: Concert in Frankfurt ( Germany ). The Jackson 5 appear on the Royal Variety Performance.
November 6: Concert in Paris ( France ) at the Olympia . While in Paris , the group visits the Eiffel Tower & makes some shopping with Bill Bray.
November 9: Concert in Birmingham ( England ). The Jackson 5 perform Lookin’ Through The Windows & Rockin Robin an british TV show Top Of The Pops.
November 10: Concert in Manchester ( England )
November 11: Concert in Liverpool ( England )
November 12: Concert in London ( England ) at Wembley.
November 13: The Jackson 5 fly home.
November 18: The Jackson 5 perform at an NAACP fund-raising dinner in Hollywood
December 23: Michael Jackson appears at the Watts Christmas parade in Los Angeles .