I love Michael Jackson

Michael’s Early Years – 1976

Steve Manning, a friend of the Jacksons and president of their fan club published a book on the family titled The Jacksons.

  • January:

Michael accepted an award on behalf of Gladys Knight & The Pips at the American Music Awards and he also presented an award to Aretha Franklin with David Soul.

  • February 16:

The Jacksons performed “Forever Came Today” at the Rich Little Show.

  • March 10:

The CBS contract with The Jacksons was effective.

  • June 15:

Motown released The Jackson 5 “Anthology”.

  • June 16:

Premiere of The Jacksons Variety Show on CBS.

The show was based on their Las Vegas set and featured The Jacksons + The Jackson Sisters (Rebbie, LaToya & Janet) singing, dancing & acting with guest stars such as Mohamed Ali, Sonny, Redd Fox or Linda Carter.

  • June 24:

The Jacksons were on the cover of Jet Magazine.


July 7:




July 24:

The Jacksons were guests on The Tonight Show where they gave an interview and performed 2 songs.

  • November:

The Jacksons ’ first album for Epic titled “The Jacksons” was released.

Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia , the album was produced by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff featuring for the first time two songs produced by The Jacksons: “Style Of Life” & “Blues Away” (written by Michael)

The Jacksons were on the cover of Rock & Soul Magazine.

  • December:

The Jacksons were on the cover of Jet & Soul Magazine.


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