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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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Family War Be Damned ... We're Still Performing!

Nothing brings the Jackson brothers together like a payday -- TMZ has learned, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, and Jackie still plan to perform a concert together tomorrow night ... despite a war raging… READ MORE >

Marlon, Tito, Jackie Jackson -- Unlike Jermaine & Randy, We're NOT Money Grubbers

Marlon, Tito, Jackie Jackson
Unlike Jermaine & Randy We're NOT Money Grubbers

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- 758 days ago
Tito Jackson -- I'm Backing Out of My Siblings' Plot

Tito Jackson
I'm Backing Out of My Siblings' Plot

Tito Jackson is backing out of the plot to turn Katherine Jackson against the Michael Jackson Estate ... he tells TMZ he wants nothing to do with it.Tito says, "I completely retract my signature… READ MORE >

- 758 days ago
Randy, Jermaine Jackson Hatch Plot to Get Michael Jackson's Money -- Allegation

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Plot to Get MJ's $$$ ... Allegedly

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- 763 days ago
The Jacksons Unity Tour -- New Album Causes Concert Cancellations

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New Album Is the Cause of Concert Cancellations

The Jacksons don't want to put the cart before the horse, so the group has cancelled their first two concerts because they've been busy recording their new album ... TMZ has learned. The… READ MORE >

- 810 days ago
The Jackson 3 -- Marlon, Tito and Jackie Reuniting for International Tour

The Jackson 3
Marlon, Tito, and Jackie Reuniting for International Tour

Marlon, Tito and Jackie Jackson were so thrilled with the way they performed during a recent concert in Japan ... they've decided to take their show on the road ... TMZ has learned. Jackson family… READ MORE >

- 973 days ago
Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson -- We Got Screwed Over Thriller Jackets

Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson
We Got Screwed Over Thriller Jackets

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- 1010 days ago
Michael Jackson's Bros -- Doing Another Tribute Show, But Without Randy

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Doing Another Tribute Show But Without Randy

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- 1048 days ago
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Read the Jury Questionnaire

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Jackson Family Divided Over MJ Tribute Concert

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