Mar 7-9 – High Chaparral Lounge, Chicago, IL

Mar 11 – Signs with Motown Records

April 25-May 1 – Met Theater, Chicago, IL (Delfonics headlining)

May 4 -- Guys and Gals Club, Chicago, IL

May 9-11 -- High Chaparral Lounge , Chicago, IL

May 17-19 – At the Motown Studio in Detroit where they record “Stand!” and “Oh, I’ve Been Blessed’

June 20-26 – Apollo, New York, NY (sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps)

July 10 – Records “Can You Remember?” in Detroit

July 11-12 – Guys and Gals Club, Chicago, IL (shows at 11:30 pm and 2:00 am)

July 15 – More work on “Can You Remember?” in Detroit

July 19-20 – At the Motown studio in Detroit, where they record “Who’s Lovin’ You?” and “You’ve Changed”

July 24 – More work on “Who’s Lovin’ You?” in Detroit

July 29-Aug 2 – At the Motown Studio in Detroit, where they do more work on “You’ve Changed” and record “You’ve Really Go a Hold on Me” and most likely other songs

Early August -- Jackson 5 move to Los Angeles

Aug 11 – Press event at The Daisy, hosted by Diana Ross

Aug 16 – Forum, Los Angeles, CA (as opening act for Diana Ross and the Supremes) [review]

Aug 22 – Miss Black America Pageant, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (airs Aug 24)

Aug 29 -- Festival Gary 69, Gilroy Stadium, Gary, IN

Oct 2 -- Final mixing completed on "I Want You Back"

Oct 7 -- "I Want You Back/Who's Lovin' You" (Motown 1157) is released

Oct 18 -- Hollywood Palace appearance (Live broadcast)

Nov -- The Jacksons move into a rented house at 1601 Queens Road

Dec 14 -- Ed Sullivan Show appearance (Live broadcast)

Dec 18 -- Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 is released

Dates documented in local Black newspapers and press clippings of the era. Thanks to my friends at MJJVault for help in pulling together the chronology, especially Justin, Corey, Chris, LKizzle, Jaorecords, Jaywonder, EZ, and the hostess with the most-est, Christina. And a special thanks to the old-school fan and chronologist, Tony, who started it all.