I love Michael Jackson

Michael’s Early Years – 1971

  • January:

The Jackson 5 received 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 29:

Concert in Dayton, Ohio

  • January 30:

Concert in Columbus, Ohio

  • January 31:

The Jackson 5 returned 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 received 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

Motown released Jackson5’s new single, “Never Can Say Goodbye” (number 2 on the Hot 100 Billboard)

  • March 16:

The Jackson 5 attended the Grammy Award Ceremony where “ABC” wins an award for Best Pop Song.

  • March 27:

Concert in Shreveport, Louisiana

  • March

The Jackson 5 were guests on The Stephanie Edwars Show

  • 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 appeared 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, I’ll Be There and Feelin’ Alright (with Diana) + a sketch with Bill Cosby.

  • April :

Michael appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone Magazine and Soul Illustrated.

  • May 5:

The Jackson family moved into a new house that they purchased in Hayvenhurst, Encino

  • May 28:

Concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • May 30:

Concert in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • June:

The single “Maybe Tomorrow” was released by Motown (number 20 on the Hot 100 Billboard)

  • July 16:

The Jackson 5 began their summer tour at the Madisin Square Garden of New York. The opening act is a new group named The Commodores with lead singer Lionel Richie.

  • 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 :

Concert at the Madison Square Garden in NYC.

  • 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 Columbus, Ohio

  • August 29:

Concert in Des Moines, Lowa

Michael’s birthday! He turns 13.

  • August 31:

Concert in Toronto, Ontario

  • September :

The Jackson 5 were on the covers of Life, Ebony & Cream magazines.

  • September 7:

The album Goin’ Back To Indiana was released by Motown.

  • September 9:

Concert in Detroit, Michigan

  • September 11:

An animated cartoon series based on The Jackson 5 debuted on ABC.  Their speaking voices were not used but their songs were on the show.  “Mama’s Pearl” was the theme song. The cartoon aired from 1971 to 1973:

  • September 12:

Last concert of the summer tour at Honolulu,  Hawaii

  • September 19:

“Goin’ Back To Indiana”, the Jackson 5 first TV Special was aired on ABC. The special included the group performing their hits, performing 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 released Michael’s first solo single “Got To Be There”.

  • October 15:

Concert in Chicago. Illinois

  • November:

The single Sugar Daddy is released by Motown (number 10 on the Hot 100 Billboard)

  • November 4:

The Jackson 5 performed a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save + Never Can Say Goodbye on the Flip Wilson Show:

  • December 9:

Motown released the first “Greatest hits of the Jackson 5”.

  • December:

The Jackson 5 were on the cover of Right On!

Motown released J5 new singles “Little Bitty Pretty One ” (number 13 on the Hot 100 Billboard) and “Lookin’ Through the Windows (number 16 on the Hot 100 Billboard)

  • December 27:

Concert in Houston, Texas

  • December 28:

Concert in Dallas, Texas

  • December 29:

Concert in Norfolk, Virginia

  • December 30:

Concert in Richmond, Virginia


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