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The single 'ABC' and 'The Love You Save' of The Jackson 5 are released in Japan by Tamla Motown.

The single 'ABC - 4 Track EP' of The Jackson 5 is released in Australia by Tamla Motown.

The single 'ABC - 4 Track EP' of The Jackson 5 is released in Mexico by Tamla Motown.

The single 'ABC - 4 Track EP' of The Jackson 5 is released in Japan by Tamla Motown.

The single '2-4-6-8' of The Jackson Five' is released in the Philippines by Motown.

The albums 'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5', 'ABC' and 'Third Album' of The Jackson 5 are released in Japan by Motown.

The single 'The Love You Save - 4 Track EP' of The Jackson 5 is released in Portugal by Tamla Motown.

The single 'The Love You Save - 4 Track EP' of The Jackson 5 is released in Thailand by Motown.

The single 'I'll Be There' of The Jackson Five' is released in Japan by Motown.

The single 'Christmas Songs - 4 Track EP' of The Jackson 5 is released in Brazil by Motown/Tapecar.

The single 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' of The Jackson 5 is released in the Philippines by Tamla Motown.

The single 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' of The Jackson Five' is released in Japan by Motown.

The single 'Rappin' With The Jackson Five' is released in the USA by Motown.

The Jackson 5 is voted Best Group Of The Year by Sixteen magazine and Michael is voted Best Single Of The Year ('I'll Be There') by Spec magazine.

The Jackson 5 made a photoshoot for the 'ABC' album, it took place on El Matador Beach in Malibu.

The Jackson 5 'Souvenir Program' Tour book from their first tour is released in the USA.

The album 'Third Album' of The Jackson 5 is released in Argentina by Tamla Motown and has the same cover as the 'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5' allbum.

The album 'Christmas Album' of The Jackson 5' is released in Japan by Motown.

The album 'A Merry Christmas From The Jackson 5' is released in Australia by Tamla Motown.

January:

The Jackson 5 receive their first Image Award from the NAACP for Best Singing Group of the year.

January 16:

The single 'I Want You Back' of The Jackson 5 is released in the UK by Tamla Motown.

January 31:

The Jackson 5 perform 'I Want You Back' on the Andy Williams Show.

At the City Hall, Mayor Hatcher presented Mr. Jackson and each of the J5 individual "Keys To The City" of Gary.

February:

The promo single (yellow vinyl) 'ABC' of The Jackson 5 is released in the USA by Motown.

February 21:

The Jackson 5 perform 'I Want You Back', 'ABC' and a medley of 'Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah' / 'There Was A Time' on American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark.

February 24:

The single 'ABC' of The Jackson 5 is released in the USA by Motown (number 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard).

March:

The album 'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5' is released in the UK by Tamla Motown.

May:

The single 'ABC' of The Jackson 5 is released in the UK by Tamla Motown.

The promo single (red vinyl) 'I Found That Girl' of The Jackson 5 is released in the USA by Motown as a promotional item to push the new title on major radio stations and chart return record dealers.

May 2:

The Jackson 5 give their first concert as Motown performers at Philadelphia - Pennsylvania.

May 8:

The album 'ABC' of The Jackson 5 is released in the USA by Motown and it becomes number 1!

May 10:

The Jackson 5 perform a medley: 'I Want You Back' / 'ABC' / 'The Love You Save' on the Ed Sullivan Show.

May 13:

The single 'The Love You Save' of The Jackson 5 is released in the USA by Motown (number 1 on the Hot 100 Billboard).

June 1:

The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Soul Magazine.

June 4:

'The Love You Save' enters the Black Singles chart, (USA) where it peaks at #1 and holds this position for six weeks and remains on the charts for fourteen weeks total.

June 10:

The Jackson 5 perform the number 'The Love You Save' and their previous hit that same year, 'ABC' on The Groovy Show KHJ Television.

June 19:

Concert in San Francisco - California.

June 20:

The Jackson 5 perform their concert at the Forum, in LA, in front of an audience of 18,000 and bringing in receipts of $100,000. At one point in the show, teenage girls invade the stage forcing the group to run for safety until order is restored.

July 7:

The single 'The Love You Save' of The Jackson 5 is released in the UK by Tamla Motown.

August:

The album 'ABC' of The Jackson 5 is released in the UK by Tamla Motown.

The single 'One More Chance' of The Jackson 5 is only released in Japan by Motown.

August 6:

The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Jet magazine for the first time.

August 12:

Concert in Detroit - Michigan.

The Jackson 5 played at a star studded event at the Cobo Arena in aid of former Heavyweight Champion of the world Joe Louis.

August 25:

The Jackson 5 are in ‘Look’ Magazine, Volume 34 Number 17, with the cover story: “JACKSON FIVE: Bubblegum soul takes off.”

August 28:

The single 'I’ll Be There' of The Jackson 5 is released in the USA by Motown and becomes the fourth consecutive number 1 single of the group on the Hot 100 Billboard which is a premiere in the industry!

September 15:

The album 'Third Album' of The Jackson 5 is released in the USA by Motown and becomes number 1.

September 17:

The J5 perform 'The Love You Save', 'll Be There' and a medley of 'Let It Be' / Shortnin' Bread (duet with Jim Nabors), a comedy sketch makes it complete at the Jim Nabors Hour.

October 9:

The Jackson 5 kick off their first national tour in Boston - Massachusetts / Boston Gardens. They are accompanied by a private tutor, Rose Fine.

October 10:

The Jackson 5 accompanied by the Leman Monroe High School Band sing the National Anthem at the opening game 'The Star Spangled Banner' in 1970 of the World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati (Ohio).

Concert in Cincinnati - Ohio / Cincinnati Gardens.

October 11:

Concert in Memphis - Tennessee / Mid-South Coliseum.

October 15:

The Jackson 5 'Christmas Album' is released on in the USA by Motown.

October 16:

Concert in New York - New York City / Madison Square Garden.

October 17:

Concert in Detroit - Michigan / Olympia Stadium.

The Jackson Five's 'Third Album' yielded their 4th #1 single 'I'll Be There'.

October 18:

Concert in Chicago - Illinois / Amphitheatre.

November:

The Jackson family moves in a new house rented by Motown in Bowmont Drive, Beverly Hills.

November 13:

The single 'I’ll Be There' of The Jackson 5 is released in the UK by Tamla Motown.

November 22:

Concert in Rochester - Michigan / War Memorial Auditorium.

November 23/24/25:

The Jackson 5 rehearsed for their Christmas shows in California.

November 25:

The single 'Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town' of The Jackson 5 is released in the USA by Motown.

December:

The Jackson 5 'Christmas Album' is released on in the UK by Tamla Motown.

December 24:

The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Jet magazine.

December 25:

Festive favourite The Jackson 5 performed 'Jingle Bells' at the close of a benefit concert for the Foundation of the Junior Blind in Los Angeles, attended by 400 blind and partially sighted children aged 13-16 years old.

December 27:

Concert in Charlotte - North Carolina / Coliseum.

December 28:

Concert in Greensboro - North Carolina / Coliseum.

December 29:

Concert in Nashville - Tennessee / Municipal Auditorium.

December 30:

Concert in Jacksonville - Florida / Coliseum.

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