I love Michael Jackson

Michael’s Early Years – 1977

  • January:

The Jacksons began a second series of their Variety Show on CBS performing their latest songs from The Jacksons album.

  • January 31:

The Jacksons performed “Good Times” at The American Music Awards.

  • February 19:

The Jacksons presented an award to Nathalie Cole at the Grammy Awards.

  • March:

Michael was on the cover of Rock & Soul Magazine.

The single “Show You The Way To Go” is released by Epic.

  • May:

The Jacksons tour Europe with concerts in London , Paris, Bremen , Amsterdam and Glasgow (at the Royal Command Performance at King’s Hall as part of Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee celebrations where the group gets to meet the Queen)

While in Paris , The Jacksons performed “Keep On Dancing” at Top à Joe Dassin. They also perform at Top Of The Pops in London .

  • June 20:

Michael attended a Studio 54 party for the stage show Beatlesmania.

  • July 4:

During an outing to Coney Island while visiting Jermaine’s home, Michael suffered an attack of pneumothorax and was rushed to the hospital.

  • Early July:

Michael and LaToya moved into a condo in Manhattan’s Sutton Place. Michael was in NYC to rehearse and film his first movie “The Wiz”, a remake of “The Wizard Of Oz”. Michael got the part of the Scarecrow opposite good friend Diana Ross as Dorothy and Richard Pryor as The Wiz. The film was directed by Sydney Lumet.

  • July 16:

On the first day of rehearsal, Michael met the musical director Quincy Jones

  • August:

Michael went to the famous club Studio 54 in New York with LaToya & Janet. He met a lot of people like Liza Minelli, Stephanie Mills, Tatum O’Neil or Andy Warhol.

  • August 16:

Michael was on the cover of Jet Magazine.

  • August 24:

Michael attended the Carter Burden party hosted by Woody Allen.

  • August 26:

Michael attended the RFK pro-celebrity tennis tournament party with Mohamed Ali.

  • September:

Michael was on the cover of Soul Magazine.

  • September 28:

Universal Pictures held a press conference at Astoria Studios in Queens, New York  to announce the making of “The Wiz”. Michael attended the event with Diana Ross, Nipsey Russel and Ted Ross.

  • October 3 – December 30 :

Filming of The Wiz takes place at the Astoria Studios and on location in New York .

  • October:

Epic released the album & single “Goin Places”

  • October 25:

The cast of The Wiz held a party in Michael’s honour at the Studio 54.

  • November:

Michael was on the cover of Rock & Soul Magazine.

  • November 4:

Michael attended Andre Mc Andrie ‘s birthday party.

  • December:

Michael attended a meeting with Ron Alexenburg, President of Epic Records to ask for complete artistic freedom for the next Jacksons ’ album.

Alexenburg agreed, appointing two executive producers, Bobby Colombus and Mike Atkinson.

  • December 31:

Michael spent New Year’ s eve at the Studio 54 with Liza Minelli among others.

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