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ABC is perhaps the best studio album solo or J5 MJ was involved with. True love can be beautiful, don't know why I love you, la la means I love you are also very good besides the two well known hits. It just missed out on my top 10 MJ albums, sitting at nr 11
 

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THE BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS CHART (U.S.A)

THE JACKSON 5

01. 1969: # 5 – Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
02. 1970: # 4 – ABC
03. 1970: # 4 – Third Album
04. 1970: # 53 – The Jackson 5 Christmas Album
05. 1971: # 11 – Maybe Tomorrow
06. 1971: # 16 – Goin’ Back To Indiana
07. 1971: # 12 – Greatest Hits
08. 1972: # 7 – Lookin’ Through The Windows
09. 1973: # 44 – Skywriter
10. 1973: # 100 – Get It Together
11. 1974: # 16 – Dancing Machine
12. 1975: # 36 – Moving Violation
13. 1999: # 114 – 20th Century Masters – The Millenium Collection: The Best Of The Jackson 5
14. 2003: # 105 - The Best Of Jackson 5: The Christmas Collection

THE JACKSONS

01. 1976: # 36 – The Jacksons
02. 1977: # 63 – Goin’ Places
03. 1978: # 11 – Destiny
04. 1980: # 10 – Triumph
05. 1981: # 30 – The Jacksons Live!
06. 1984: # 4 – Victory
07. 1989: # 59 – 2300 Jackson Street

THE BILLBOARD 100 SINGLES CHART (U.S.A)

THE JACKSON 5

01. 1969: # 1 – I Want You Back
02. 1970: # 1 – ABC
03. 1970: # 1 – The Love You Save
04. 1970: # 1 – I’ll Be There
05. 1970: # 2 – Mama’s Pearl
06. 1971: # 2 – Never Can Say Goodbye
07. 1971: # 20 – Maybe Tomorrow
08. 1971: # 10 – Sugar Daddy
09. 1972: # 13 – Little Bitty Pretty One
10. 1972: # 16 – Lookin’ Through The Windows
11. 1972: # 18 – Corner Of The Sky
12. 1973: # 28 – Hallelujah Day
13. 1973: # 28 – Get It Together
14. 1974: # 2 – Dancing Machine
15. 1974: # 38 – Whatever You Got, I Want
16. 1974: # 15 – I Am Love
17. 1975: # 60 – Forever Came Today

THE JACKSONS

01. 1976: # 6 – Enjoy Yourself
02. 1977: # 28 – Show You The Way To Go
03. 1977: # 52 – Goin’ Places
04. 1978: # 54 – Blame It On The Boogie
05. 1979: # 7 – Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
06. 1980: # 12 – Lovely One
07. 1980: # 22 – This Place Hotel
08. 1981: # 77 – Can You Feel It
09. 1981: # 73 – Walk Right Now
10. 1984: # 3 – State Of Shock
11. 1984: # 17 – Torture
12. 1984: # 47 – Body
13. 1985: # 1 – We Are The World
14. 1987: # 77 – Nothin’ (That Compares 2 U)
 
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Champ Muhammad Ali fought for more than a World Title. He fought for justice, equality, &amp; education in social justice &amp; medical advancement. <br><br>He may have passed 4 years ago on this day, but his fight continues.<br> <br>Ali with J5:<a href="https://t.co/lUpM8VTkD1">https://t.co/lUpM8VTkD1</a></p>&mdash; Rasheed (@rasheedKOPV) <a href="https://twitter.com/rasheedKOPV/status/1268208537571782656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Michael Jackson with Natalie Cole his brothers, Marlon and Tito - 1977 Grammys - <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MusicMonday?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MusicMonday</a> <a href="https://t.co/3eNM0hU4yy">pic.twitter.com/3eNM0hU4yy</a></p>&mdash; MJJJusticeProject #1Billion4MJ (@MJJJusticePrjct) <a href="https://twitter.com/MJJJusticePrjct/status/1275161636916125696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 22, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">50 years ago today, The Jackson 5&#8217;s &quot;The Love You Save&quot; reached #1 on the Hot 100.</p>&mdash; chart data (@chartdata) <a href="https://twitter.com/chartdata/status/1276687459267555328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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Just a quick question: Where can I find the most accurate and complete list of 1977/1978 tour dates? Thank you. :)
 

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ScreenOrigami;4296577 said:
Just a quick question: Where can I find the most accurate and complete list of 1977/1978 tour dates? Thank you. :)

I've been wanting to know this too for some time. It appears they didn't do much concerts in those years given the lack of info. Perhaps fatigue from the extensive world tour from 73 till 76?

April 10 '77 Uniondale New York at Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
May 17 '77 London at King's Theatre
May 24 '77 London at Hammersmith Odeon

January 22, 1978 &#8211; first concert, place unknown
February 24, 1978 &#8211; Port of Spain, Trinidad
February 25, 1978 &#8211; Port of Spain, Trinidad
February 26, 1978 &#8211; San Fernando, Trinidad
March 3, 1978: Concert in Oakland, California
May 13, 1978 Los Angeles, California, Dodger Stadium
May 18, 1978: Concert in Nashville, Tennessee

I'm very much hoping for footage to emerge from these years as this is when Michael started his peak vocally as an adult (imo) which lasted till the Victory tour. So far the only real live footage comes from the Musikladen TV performance and the Venezuela TV performances which are both ****ing incredible. No touring/concert footage is available till now.

Looking at the 1978 dates I presume there must have been more dates in February, March and April at least.
 

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JichaelMackson;4296584 said:
I've been wanting to know this too for some time. It appears they didn't do much concerts in those years given the lack of info. Perhaps fatigue from the extensive world tour from 73 till 76?

April 10 '77 Uniondale New York at Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
May 17 '77 London at King's Theatre
May 24 '77 London at Hammersmith Odeon

January 22, 1978 &#8211; first concert, place unknown
February 24, 1978 &#8211; Port of Spain, Trinidad
February 25, 1978 &#8211; Port of Spain, Trinidad
February 26, 1978 &#8211; San Fernando, Trinidad
March 3, 1978: Concert in Oakland, California
May 13, 1978 Los Angeles, California, Dodger Stadium
May 18, 1978: Concert in Nashville, Tennessee

I'm very much hoping for footage to emerge from these years as this is when Michael started his peak vocally as an adult (imo) which lasted till the Victory tour. So far the only real live footage comes from the Musikladen TV performance and the Venezuela TV performances which are both ****ing incredible. No touring/concert footage is available till now.

Looking at the 1978 dates I presume there must have been more dates in February, March and April at least.

Thank you. Yes, all the other tours seem to be quite well documented, but 77/78 is all over the place, as far as information goes. I&#8217;ve been reading some old newspaper articles and they mentioned Venezuela, Europe, and the USA, but without any details.

I agree that these years are very interesting regarding the development of MJ&#8217;s adult voice, and I&#8217;d really like to hear more.

Right now, I&#8217;m just trying to string those concert dates together. There must be more than a handful. :D
 

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So, on the official Jacksons websites, it says:

&#8220;The brothers spend the majority of 1977 & 1978 on the road touring Europe and the US, as well as filming their variety series.&#8221;

https://www.thejacksons.com/history/the-jacksons-1977-78/

The majority. There has to be more information out there. Has none of their millions of fans maintained a complete tour archive? :eek:
 

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ScreenOrigami;4296697 said:
So, on the official Jacksons websites, it says:

&#8220;The brothers spend the majority of 1977 & 1978 on the road touring Europe and the US, as well as filming their variety series.&#8221;

https://www.thejacksons.com/history/the-jacksons-1977-78/

The majority. There has to be more information out there. Has none of their millions of fans maintained a complete tour archive? :eek:

Some fans must have close(er) contact with one of the brothers, they only need to ask :-D

I wouldn't be totally surprised though that the majority of time went in rehearsing/filming the variety show and the touring is most probably touring Europe to appear in tv shows like Musikladen and Top Of The Pops. My main gripe with these tv shows is that performances were usually mimed (by all artists btw).
But I'm sure quite a bit actually concert dates are missing too. Michael performed "got to be there" and "never can say goodbye" during those known dates, I'm dying to hear adult Michael singing those songs, he also did "find me a girl" during 1978.
 

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My main gripe with these tv shows is that performances were usually mimed (by all artists btw).
They're TV shows, not concerts. Why would you expect live singing/playing? Their main purpose was to promote the acts latest single. These shows generally had low budgets and it was cheaper and faster to have lip-syncing. A solo singer didn't have to pay a band or background singers, they could appear on the show by themselves. Without these kind of music programs many artists would not have video footage at all, especially acts considered to be "one hit wonders". Acts with one hit were not likely to have concerts filmed. They might not have performed concerts at all and are just a studio group. Disco songs often had large string sections who would not fit on a show like American Bandstand or Soul Train. It would also be too expensive to have a large band just to perform 1 or 2 songs for a TV show.
 

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JichaelMackson;4296754 said:
Some fans must have close(er) contact with one of the brothers, they only need to ask :-D

I wouldn't be totally surprised though that the majority of time went in rehearsing/filming the variety show and the touring is most probably touring Europe to appear in tv shows like Musikladen and Top Of The Pops. My main gripe with these tv shows is that performances were usually mimed (by all artists btw).
But I'm sure quite a bit actually concert dates are missing too. Michael performed "got to be there" and "never can say goodbye" during those known dates, I'm dying to hear adult Michael singing those songs, he also did "find me a girl" during 1978.

Well, one piece of the puzzle is MJ&#8217;s lung collapse on July 4th 1977. After that they had to reportedly cancel a number of shows, and after he had recovered, he was busy filming The Wiz. So, there&#8217;s that. But the spring tour in Europe did happen. MJ talks about it in interviews from the time, but only generally. I can&#8217;t find out the actual dates and places.
 

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This is just amazing. :)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wow what a beautiful rendition of &#39;I&#39;ll be there&#39; by the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jackson5?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Jackson5</a> &#10084;&#65039;<br><br>These boys are amazing, I&#39;ve goosebumps..<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IllBeThere?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IllBeThere</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Influenced?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Influenced</a> <a href="https://t.co/Sfd9rYlCBd">pic.twitter.com/Sfd9rYlCBd</a></p>&mdash; &#8466;&#9402;&#9411;&#9398; (@LenaBubbles) <a href="https://twitter.com/LenaBubbles/status/1281319182789984256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 9, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our track &#8220;Never Can Say Goodbye&#8221; charted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Billboard R&amp;B charts in 1971. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThrowbackThursday?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThrowbackThursday</a> <a href="https://t.co/f5vCofyoX6">pic.twitter.com/f5vCofyoX6</a></p>&mdash; The Jacksons (@Jacksons) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jacksons/status/1283917829029261314?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 17, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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not all of the Jackson 5/jacksons performances on 'top of the pops' were mimed. here are just a couple:
the bbc actually showed this on tv a few months ago in pristine quality :)
 

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Amazing performance of "rocking robin" much better than the album version!

How often was MJ at TOTP? Didn't they perform "push me away" there once? Was it Live?
 

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NatureCriminal7896;4298312 said:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our track “Never Can Say Goodbye” charted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Billboard R&B charts in 1971. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThrowbackThursday?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThrowbackThursday</a> <a href="https://t.co/f5vCofyoX6">pic.twitter.com/f5vCofyoX6</a></p>— The Jacksons (@Jacksons) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jacksons/status/1283917829029261314?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 17, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

It's funny how michael use be shy but as soon the music starts he just being to dance etc. :laughing: he even said it himself. hahaha.
 

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not all of the Jackson 5/jacksons performances on 'top of the pops' were mimed. here are just a couple:
the bbc actually showed this on tv a few months ago in pristine quality :)

Awesome performances! i notice with rockin' robin his voice is changing alittle. i agreed we need more HQ footages of these performances.
 

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with 'rockin' robin', Michael's voice was clearly going through that difficult transition. well, at least that was the case for his live singing.

that's also evident in this snippet of my favourite j5 song; 'looking through the windows'. notice how he has to adjust the melody.
this performance of 'destiny' is live. this, as well as 'show you the way to go', almost match the recording :) it was released as a single. 'push me away' was not.
this was mimed for obvious reasons, but I love it :)
overall, j5/jacksons were quite successful here in the uk. 'show you the way to go' was actually the first number 1 that Michael had over here. they toured, and performed twice for the queen. I have yet to find footage of their second royal command performance in 1977. I wonder what songs they sang..
 

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Yesssss love the destiny performance, especially the end :-D

I'm also very curious to what songs they performed live during 77/78. Apparently got to be there, never can say goodbye and find me a girl were in the setlist that period and I'm dying to see footage of those. Who knows what else they did!

I really hope Motown will release some more concert albums of the J5. It's such a forgotten era , it's like mining for gold, you're sure there is gold you just have to dig for it. Motown dig, please!
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On this day in 1968, The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jackson5?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Jackson5</a> visited <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HitsvilleUSA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HitsvilleUSA</a> to audition for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Motown?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Motown</a>&#8212;with 9-year-old <a href="https://twitter.com/michaeljackson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@michaeljackson</a> singing &amp; dancing to James Brown&#39;s &#39;I Got the Feelin&#39;. Seeing great potential, Berry Gordy signed the group 3 days later, and the rest is <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/musichistory?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#musichistory</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MotownMuseum?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MotownMuseum</a> <a href="https://t.co/IxwO7GZVub">pic.twitter.com/IxwO7GZVub</a></p>&mdash; Motown Museum (@Motown_Museum) <a href="https://twitter.com/Motown_Museum/status/1286323958753759233?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It was Michael&#8217;s first solo #1, won a Golden Globe, and made even more of the world aware of the power of Michael Jackson. &#8220;Ben&#8221; was released on this day in 1972.<br>Photo by Neal Preston <a href="https://t.co/xZ0QC6iqGO">pic.twitter.com/xZ0QC6iqGO</a></p>&mdash; Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) <a href="https://twitter.com/michaeljackson/status/1290682658830217219?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 4, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The listeners have spoken! Here is the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Debatable?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Debatable</a> Top 5 Musical Families (Beyond 2 Siblings). Thanks for voting! <a href="https://t.co/AFQw5faxUf">pic.twitter.com/AFQw5faxUf</a></p>&mdash; SiriusXM VOLUME (@siriusxmvolume) <a href="https://twitter.com/siriusxmvolume/status/1293333344055435269?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 11, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&#9734; &#8226; On August 13,1967 - The Jackson 5 performed at the Apollo Theatre, in Harlem, NY, for their amateur night. The Jackson 5 won first prize and brought the house down. <a href="https://t.co/YpPEWbgu1n">pic.twitter.com/YpPEWbgu1n</a></p>&mdash; Beatriz. (ladamaerrante) (@Beatriz47591040) <a href="https://twitter.com/Beatriz47591040/status/1293850635700441088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 
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