Jan 8 -- Recording session for "You Ain't Giving Me What I Want (So I'm Gonna Take It All Back)

Jan 31 -- Performance of "I Want You Back" on The Andy Williams Show

Feb 11 -- Recording session for "We Can Have Fun" and "True Love Can Be Beautiful"

Feb 12 -- Recording session for "A Fool for You"

Feb 14 -- Recording session for "Money Honey"

Feb 21 -- American Bandstand appearance where "ABC" is heard for the first time

Feb 24 -- "ABC/The Young Folks (Motown 1163) is released

May 2 -- Civic Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA

May 5 -- Second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show

May 8 -- ABC released

May 13 -- "The Love You Save/I Found That Girl" (Motown 1166) is released

May 24 -- Recording session for "Darling Dear"

June 19 – Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA

June 20 – Forum, Los Angeles, CA

Aug 12 – Joe Louis Tribute Concert, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI

Aug 28 -- "I'll Be There/One More Chance" (Motown 1171) is released

Aug 30 -- The Jackson 5 get a standing ovation when they perform at a Motown sales convention in San Francisco, CA. Also on the bill: Jimmy and David Ruffin, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Four Tops, and Rare Earth.

Sept 8 -- Third Album released

Sept 17 -- Special guest appearance on The Jim Nabors Hour

Oct 9 – Boston Garden, Boston, MA

Oct 10 – National Anthem at the opening game of the World Series

Oct 10 – Cincinnati Garden, Cincinnati, OH

Oct 11 -- Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN

Oct 15 -- Christmas Album released

Oct 16 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Oct 17 – Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI

Oct 18 – Amphitheater, Chicago, IL (two shows, 3:00 and 7:30)

Nov 25 -- Santa Claus Is Coming to Town/Christmas Won't Be the Same This Year (Motown 1174) [wlp]

Nov 28 -- War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY

Dec 5 -- The Jackson 5 tape their parts on the Diana! special that will air the following spring

Dec 27 -- Coliseum, Charlotte, NC [source]

Dec 28 -- Coliseum, Greensboro, NC [article]

Dec 29 -- Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

Dec 30 -- Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL

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.