Today in MJJ HIStory
1972 – Michael Jackson appeared solo on “American Bandstand” to promote his ‘Got To Be There’ album.
Michael and his brothers make a surprise appearance and are presented with gold discs. Michael joins them in a performance of Lookin’ Through The Windows and Michael performed solos of ‘Rockin’ Robin’, ‘Ben’ and ‘I Wanna Be Where You Are’. He also chats with Dick Clark.
By 1972, the Jackson 5 were already a sensation around the world, with their first four singles such as “ABC” and “I Want You Back” going straight to #1. From commercials to their own cartoon series, teenage girls everywhere couldn’t get enough of them — specially young Michael, who began breaking out on his own with songs such as the cover version of “Rockin’ Robin”, which went to #2 that year, from his solo debut Got To Be There.
1972 – The Jackson perform at Baltimore, Civic Center.
1983 – La Toya Jackson presented her little brother, Michael with the “Artist Of The Year” award at the Black Radio Exclusive Awards ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, L.A.
1988 – Michael Jackson performs his Bad World Tour in Hamburg [Germany] Volkspark Stadium, attending 50,000.
1992 – The BPI certified the album “Thriller” at 11 times platinum and the album “Bad” at 13 times platinum in the U.K.