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Tito Jackson

Toriano Adaryll "Tito" Jackson (born October 15, 1953) is an American singer and lead guitarist and original member of The Jackson 5, who later changed their name to The Jacksons, who rose to fame in the late 1960s with the Motown label, later finding success under the Epic label in the 1970s and 1980s. Jackson was the third eldest of the nine Jackson siblings and was raised in Gary, Indiana. His father, Joe worked with a band called the Falcons at the time of Jackson's birth but eventually quit after the success of his family grew. Jackson's early career aspirations began when his father was often away at work at U.S. Steel, playing with his father's guitar, which he had forbidden his kids to do. Then one night, Jackson broke one of his father's guitar strings while his father worked night hours. When his father found out about it, he whipped him with a belt. After he got his guitar fixed, he ordered Jackson to play for him, warning that if he broke it again, he'd get more discipline. Upon playing the guitar, an impressed Joe Jackson later bought the eight-year-old Jackson his own guitar. Within a year, he discovered that Tito and his brothers Jackie and Jermaine could also hold

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Tito Jackson -- Jermaine Didn't Mean Michael Jackson Would Be NOTHING Without Jackson 5

Tito Jackson
Jermaine Didn't Mean Michael Would Be Nothing Without Jackson 5

Tito Jackson calmly and coolly defended his brother Jermaine, who told TMZ earlier in the week, "If it wasn't for the Jackson 5, there would be no Michael Jackson."Tito told our photog in… READ MORE >

Debbie Rowe -- Michael Jackson's Brothers are Greedy Slackers

Debbie Rowe
Michael's Brothers are Greedy Slackers

Debbie Rowe is scoffing at members of the Jackson family who claim she abandoned her children for Michael Jackson's money ... saying it's a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.Sources… READ MORE >

- 227 days ago
Michael Jackson Impersonator Joined The Jacksons ... Well, For A Minute

Michael Jackson Look-alike
I Joined The Jacksons ... Well, For A Minute

It looked like a Jackson 5 reunion ... when a Michael Jackson impersonator got together with 4 Jackson brothers Saturday at their concert in Vegas -- but it cost him a pretty penny.Carlo Riley --… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
 Michael Jackson DNA Test -- Lab Says NO MJ DNA!

Michael Jackson
MJ's Dental Mold NO DNA!

The man behind the Michael Jackson DNA test initially went to an L.A. lab ... and TMZ has learned the lab results showed NO DNA on Michael Jackson's dental mold.A manager at DNA Truth 4 U lab… READ MORE >

- 264 days ago
Jermaine Jackson -- The Big Winner in Michael Jackson Trial ... Maybe

Jermaine Jackson
The Big Winner In MJ Trial ... Maybe

If Katherine Jackson wins her lawsuit against AEG ... the BIG winner isn't really Katherine or Michael's 3 kids ... more likely it's Jermaine Jackson, along with Tito, Randy and Marlon.We got… READ MORE >

- 420 days ago
Jackson Brothers -- Grief-Stricken on Death Anniversary ... 'We Miss Him Every Day'

Jackson Brothers
Grief-Stricken on Death Anniversary 'We Miss Him Every Day'

Michael Jackson's death anniversary is a particularly hard day for members of his family, especially his brothers, who tell TMZ ... he is still loved and missed everyday. Jackie, Marlon, Tito and… READ MORE >

- 519 days ago
Tito Jackson -- Paris Jackson 'Suicide Attempt' Won't Shake Us

Tito Jackson
Paris 'Suicide Attempt' Won't Shake Us

The Jackson family is standing strong after Paris Jackson's alleged suicide attempt early Wednesday morning ... at least according to Tito, who says the Jacksons are coping well.As we reported,… READ MORE >

- 538 days ago
Tito Jackson -- Accused of Blowing Off 200 Kids

Tito Jackson
Accused of Blowing Off 200 Kids

Tito Jackson crushed the hopes and dreams of 200 Detroit kids, and along the way pocketed thousands of dollars for himself ... so claims a talent show promoter.Darrell Strickland --  the… READ MORE >

- 586 days ago
Katherine Jackson & MJ's Kids -- Show Up for 'Unity' Tour Despite Family Brawl

Katherine Jackson & MJ's Kids
Show Up for 'Unity' Tour Despite Family Brawl

Despite a public family showdown, Katherine Jackson and Michael Jackson's three kids all showed up at the Jackson Brothers' "Unity Tour" ... even though one of the members, Jermaine… READ MORE >

- 851 days ago
Jackson Brothers Tour -- Jermaine Travels Alone

Jackson Brothers Tour
Jermaine Travels Alone

The Jackson brothers are NOT living up to the name of their "Unity" tour -- despite continuing to perform together -- because Jermaine just arrived to the airport on his OWN in Los Angeles.Tito,… READ MORE >

- 852 days ago

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