It’s the year of Disco, and “Dancing Machine”
reaches #1 on the R&B chart. It’s a big year for the entire Jackson Family as they debut a Las Vegas show at the MGM Grand Hotel with siblings Randy, La Toya and Janet.
January 1974
The Jackson 5 join Bob Hope on NBC’s Bob Hope Special where they perform ‘Dancing Machine’ and ‘Get It Together.’
January 1974
The brother’s tour continues through Senegal, and eventually leads back to Texas.
January 30th 1974
The Jackson 5 pay their second visit to Sonny and Cher, this time performing ‘Dancing Machine.’
April 9th 1974
Between shows, the brothers somehow find the time to pay Merv Griffin a visit.
April 9th - 24th 1974
Las Vegas show opens, with La Toya, Randy, and Janet, joining the group.
April 10th 1974
Making one more TV appearance before getting back on the road, the brothers perform ‘I Want You Back’ and ‘ABC’ on the Sandy in Disney Land TV Special.
October 22nd 1974
The Jackson 5 are “The Life Of the Party” on The Sonny Comedy Review.
Tour Dates
February 1st 1974 Dakar, Senegal Demba Diop Stadium
February 2-3 1974 Dakar, Senegal
Theatre National Daniel Sorano
February 4th 1974 Houston, Texas Astrodome
March 26-28 1974 Lake Tahoe, Nevada Sahara Tahoe Hotel
(3 shows)
April 13th 1974 Washington, D.C. RFK Stadium
June 22nd 1974 Los Angeles, California Forum ad
June 24-30 1974 Chicago, Illinois Mill Run Theater (7 shows)
July 8-14 1974 San Carlos, California Circle Star Theatre
(7 shows)
July 15th 1974 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Three Rivers Stadium
July 16th 1974 Trenton, New Jersey, New Jersey State Fair
July 21st 1974 Richmond, Virginia Coliseum
July 26th 1974 Buffalo, New York Memorial Auditorium
March 2nd 1974
The Jackson 5 perform at the Grammy awards.
March 16th 1974
The Jackson 5 do a comedy routine and musical number alongside Carol Burnett on CBS’s The Carol Burnett Show.
March 16th 1974
‘Dancing Machine’ enters the pop singles chart peaking at #2 and remains on the charts for 22 weeks. The single sells over 1 million copies in less than a month.
April 4th 1974
The brothers spend an evening with Johnny Carson.
November 19th 1974
The Jackson 5 perform their second set on Soul Train this year.
November 20th - December 3rd 1974
The Jackson 5 host their final run of shows, with their cabaret set, in Las Vegas at the Nevada MGM Grand Hotel.
November 28th 1974
The Jackson 5 raise money for Muscular Dystrophy on the annual MDA telethon, hosted by Jerry Lewis.
July 27th 1974 New York, New York Madison Square Garden
Jul 29 – Aug 4 1974 Cleveland, Ohio Front Row Theatre (7 shows)
August 6th 1974 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Civic Center
August 7th 1974 New Orleans, Louisiana Auditorium
August 10th 1974 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Auditorium
August 11th 1974 Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Auditorium
August 16th 1974 St. Paul, Minnesota Civic Center
August 17th 1974 Spokane, Washington World Expo
Aug 21 – Sep 3 Las Vegas, Nevada MGM Grand Hotel
Sep 5 – Oct 1 1974 S. American Tour Panama, Venezuela, Brazil
Oct 4 – 6 1974 Lake Tahoe, Nevada Sahara Tahoe Hotel
(3 shows)
Oct 7 – Nov 11 1974 Far East Tour Japan, Hong Kong, Australia,
New Zealand, Philippines
November 3rd 1974 Oakland, California Coliseum