I love Michael Jackson

Michael’s Young Success – 1979

  • January:

Michael was on the cover of Rock & Soul Magazine.
The Jacksons rehearsed for The Destiny Tour.
Motown released “Boogie”, a collection of unreleased songs from the Jackson 5.
MCA released the single “You Can’t Win” from the soundtrack of The Wiz.
The Jacksons performed “Shake Your Body” “Things I Do For You” & “Push Me Away” on Soul Train

  • January 22/24/26:

The Jacksons kicked off their European part of the Destiny World Tour in Germany with 3 concerts in Bremen

  • January 27:

Concert in Frankfurt

  • January 28/29/30:

Concert in Madrid

  • February 1/2:

Concert in Amsterdam. The Jacksons were on the cover of Jet Magazine.

  • February 6/7/8/9:

Concerts in London.

The Jacksons performed “Shake Your Body”, “Blame It On The Boogie” & “Destiny” at Top Of The Pops.

The Jacksons performed “Shake Your Body”, “Things I Do For You” & “Destiny” on Midnight Special.

  • February 10:

Concert in Preston

  • February 12:

Concert in Wakefield

  • February 13:

Concert in Sheffield

  • February 14/15:

Concerts in Geneva

  • February 15:

The Jacksons performed “Shake Your Body” &” Blame It On The Boogie” for an Abba Special.

  • February 16:

Concert in Glasglow

  • February 17/18:

Concerts in Manchester

  • February 19/20:

Concerts in Leeds

  • February 23/24:

Concerts in London

  • February 26:

Concert in Bournemouth, London

  • February 27:

Concert in Amsterdam

  • February 29:

Concert in Avignon

  • March 2:

Last European concert in Europe in Paris, at the Palace

  • March 6/7/8/9/10:

Concerts in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • March 12/13/14/15:

Concerts in Dakar, Senegal

  • March 19/20/21:

Concerts in Johannesburg

  • March 22:

The Jacksons returned home and Michael resumed recording the album “Off The Wall” with Quincy Jones.

  • April 14/15:

The Jacksons began the US Tour in Cleveland, Ohio

  • April 19/22:

Concerts at the Valley Forge Music Fair, Pennsylvania

  • April 25/29:

Concerts in Chicago, Illinois

  • May 3:

Concert in St Petersburg, Florida

  • May 6:

Concert in Jacksonville, Florida

  • May 10/12:

Concerts in Houston, Texas

  • May 13:

Concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • May 16:

Concert in Birmingham, Alabama

  • May 17 :

Concert in Columbus, Georgia

  • May 18:

Concert in Nashville, Tennessee

  • May 19:

Concert in Atlanta, Georgia

  • May 20:

Concert in Memphis, Tennessee

  • May 24:

Concert in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

  • May 26:

Concert in Kansas City, Missouri

  • May 27:

Concert in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • May 30:

Concert in Shreveport, Louisiana

  • June 1:

Concert in Norfolk, Virginia

  • June 3:

Concert in Columbia, South Carolina
Michael, and Quincy completed the recording & mixing of the album “Off The Wall” at the Westlake Studios in Los Angeles.

  • June 8:

Concert in Charlotte, North Carolina

  • June 9:

Concert in Washington D.C

  • Late June

The Jacksons started recording the “Triumph” Album.

  • July 1:

Mayor Tom Bradley declared “Jackson Day” in Los Angeles in honour of the group achievements. Over 300 guests attended a party in the City National Bank Vault in Beverly Hills . The Jacksons received a Platinum Record for “Destiny”. Michael’s date for the night was Tatum’ O Neal.

  • July 28:

The single “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” was released.

  • August 10 :

Epic released the album “Off The Wall”.  A huge success with four Top Ten singles and more than 15 millions records sold.

  • August 16:

Michael was on the cover of Jet Magazine with an exclusive interview.

  • August 20:

Michael was on the cover of Soul Magazine with an exclusive interview.

  • August 29:

Michael’s Birthday!

Michael and his brothers make a photoshoot with photographer Mathew Roltson.

Michael celebrates his 21st birthday at the Studio 54 club in New York City .

  • September:

The Jacksons were on the cover of Ebony Magazine.

  • October 2/3:

The Jacksons resume the Destiny Tour in New Orleans .

The New concert featured Michael’s new solo hits “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” & “Rock With You”.

 

 

  • October 4:

Concert in Shreveport, Louisville

  • October 5:

Concert in Mobile, Alabama

  • October 6:

Concert in Huntsville,  Alabama

  • October 7:

Concert in Louisville, Kentucky

  • October 12:

Concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • October 13:

Concert in Rochester, New York

  • October 14:

Concert in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

  • October 15:

Concert in Saginaw, Michigan

  • October 19:

Concert in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • October 20:

Concert in St Louis, Missouri

  • October 21:

Concert in Dayton, Ohio

  • October 25:

Concert in Columbus, Ohio

  • October 26:

Concert in Syracuse, New York

  • October 27:

Concert in Buffalo, New York

  • October 28:

Concert in Springfield, Massachussets

  • October 31:

Michael attended Jane Fonda’s Halloween Disco Party at The Hollywood Palace.

  • November:

Epic released the single “Rock With You” and Michael had a video for the song directed by Bruce Gowers.

  • November 1:

Concert in Kalamazoo, Michigan

  • November 2:

Concert in Chicago, Illinois

  • November 3:

Concert in Cleveland, Ohio

  • November 4/5:

Concerts in Detroit, Michigan

  • November 7:

Concert in Baltimore, Maryland

  • November 8:

Concert in Richmond, Virginia

  • November 9/10:

Concert in Hampton, Virginia

  • November 11:

Concert in Fayeteville, North Carolina

  • November 14:

Concert in Forth Worth, Texas

  • November 15:

Concert in Baton Rouge,  Louisiana

  • November 16:

Concert in Jackson, Mississippi

  • November 17:

Concert in Lake Charles, Louisiana

  • November 18:

Concert in Houston,  Texas

  • November 20:

Concert in Columbus, Georgia

  • November 21:

Concert in Greensville, South Carolina

  • November 22:

Concert in Savannah, Georgia

  • November 23:

Concert in Macon

  • November 24:

Concert in Nashville, Tennessee

  • November 25:

Concert in Atlanta, Georgia

  • November 29:

Concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • November 30:

Concert in Denver, Colorado

  • December 2 :

Concert in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • December 6 :

Concert in Portland, Oregon

  • December 8 :

Concert in Seattle, Washington

  • December 9 :

Concert in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • December 13 :

Concert in San Bernadino, California

  • December 14 :

Concert in Phoenix, Arizona

  • December 15 :

Concert in San Diego, California

  • December 16 :

Concert in Oakland, California

  • December 18 :

Last concert of the Destiny World Tour at the Forum in Englewood.

The whole Jackson family attends the concert and Michael was presented with platinum record for “Off The Wall”.

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