Michael’s Early Years – 1975
Michael accepted an award on behalf of Diana Ross at the American Music Awards and he also presented an award with Janet to Gladys Knight & The Pips.
The Jackson 5 toured the West Indies .
- January 16:
- February 7:
The Jackson 5 performed at the Radio City Music Hall of New York.
- January 25:
The Jackson 5 performed “Life Of The Party” at the Carol Burnett Show.
- March 8:
The Jackson 5 shared the stage with Bob Marley & the Wailers at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica
- March 16:
The Jackson 5 appeared on the Cher TV show. They were introduced by Janet and they perform I Am Love + a skit called The World Is a Mess and finally Cher joins the group to perform a medley of I Want You Back/I’ll Be There/Never Can Say Goodbye/The Love You Save/Dancing Machine.
The single “Just A Little Bit Of You” was released by Motown.
- May 15:
“Moving Violation” was the last album of the Jackson 5 released by Motown.
The group complains about royalty payments and lack of artistic control. They decided not to renew their contract and negotiated with CBS Epic Records
“Forever Came Today” is the last single of the Jackson 5 released by Motown.
- June 11:
Concert in Chicago, Illinois
- June 16:
The Jackson 5 performed “Moving Violation” at the Dinah Show
- June 28:
The Jackson 5 performed Dancing Machine, Moving Violation & Just A Little Bit Of You (by Michael) at American Bandstand.
- June 30:
Press conference at the Rainbow Grill in Manhattan to announce that the Jackson5 left Motown for CBS Epic Records. Jermaine was officially replaced by Randy and the group was renamed The Jacksons because Motown owns the Jackson 5 name.
- July :
The Jackson 5 performed “Forever Came Today” & “Body Language” at the Carol Burnett Show
- July 6:
The Jackson 5 performed at the Music Fair in Westbury, Long Island
- August 28:
- September 1
Concert in Mount Vernon, New York
The Jacksons performed “Forever Came Today”, “All I Do Is Think Of You”, “One Day In Your Life”, “Just A Little Bit Of You” & “We’ve Got Forever” at the Soul Train Show
- December: Concerts in Manila, Philippines & Mexico City, Mexico