The 80’s were a triumphant decade for
The Jacksons with the TRIUMPH album certifying Gold and Platinum. The Jacksons end the decade with the release of “2300 Jackson St” in 1989, the last album recorded by The Jacksons.
September 18, 19, 25, 26 1980
The Jacksons perform at The Forum in Los Angeles.
September27th 1980
‘Lovely One’ / ‘Bless His Soul’ by The Jacksons is released by Epic.
October 1980
Three Jackson 5 double AA classics are issued.
January 22nd
‘TRIUMPH’ (LP), is released peaking on the album charts at #1 and remains on the charts for 29 weeks.
December 10th 1980
‘TRIUMPH’ (LP), is certified Gold and Platinum.
June 27th 1981
‘Walk Right Now’ / ‘Your Ways’ by The Jacksons, is the 10th single for Epic released this month.
November 1981
Jacksons Live’ (LP), based on tour concerts given earlier in the year, is released by Epic in the US and Britain.
May 2nd 1989
‘Nothin,’ by The Jackson’s, which does not include Michael, is released.
June 1989
The Jackson brothers hit the road on a European tour to promote their first release in 5 years.
June 1st 1989
BET, The Black Entertainment Television channel in America, features only Jackson videos on its Video Soul programme.
June 23rd 1989
2300 Jackson St.’ (LP), is The Jacksons first album in five years and released by Epic Records. The album is named after the family’s home address in Gary, Indiana. It is the first single on which Janet and Rebbie sing with their brothers. With the completion of ‘2300 Jackson St.’ album the Jackson’s contract with Epic Records is fulfilled. It is not renewed.
January 18th 1980
The Jacksons receive the NAACPs Image Award for Best Singing Group of the Year.
Summer 1980
The TRIUMPH video is released.
Summer 1980
Motown re-releases four Jackson 5 singles in Britain with new B-Sides.
September 9th 1980
‘The Jackson 5 – Superstar Series Vol. 12’ (LP), is released on Motown.
January 1981
The Jacksons receive the NAACP’s Image Award for Best Singing Group Of The Year for the 2nd consecutive year.
March 9th 1981
Epic Records begins distribution of the promo single ‘Can You Feel It’ written by Michael and Jackie Jackson.
Spring 1981
The Triumph, which is a promotional film conceived, written and produced by Michael for the single, ‘Can You Feel It’, is released containing amazing special effects.
June 10th 1981
Motown re-issues five Jackson-related albums: Diana Ross Presents.., ABC, Third Album, Got to Be There, and Ben.