How Will Tito Jackson Be Remembered

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NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 12:  Tito Jackson of The Jacksons performs at the United Talent Agency Party on Day 2 of the IEBA 2015 Conference on October 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)

How Will Tito Jackson Be Remembered

A peek into the life and times of Tito Jackson.

Published November 7, 2016

  1. The Jackson 5

    In 1962, before Tito and his brothers were known as the Jackson 5, they performed under the name The Jackson Brothers.

    UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 01:  PALLADIUM  Photo of JACKSON FIVE, Jackson 5 performing on stage at the Royal Variety Performance L-R Tito , Marlon , Michael (front) , Jackie and Jermaine Jackson  (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)
    (Photo: David Redfern/Redferns)
  2. A Talented Guitarist

    Tito took to playing the guitar at a young age. He started playing his father's guitar at the age of 10. 

    CIRCA 1975: Guitarist Tito Jackson of the R&B quintet "Jackson 5" tunes his Gibson hollow body electric guitar in circa 1975. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
  3. His Unique Voice

    After first performing in school functions and supermarkets, the brothers began participating in local talent shows when Jackson was 12. By then, his younger brother Michael, then seven, had become the official lead singer of the group.

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 13:  Tito Jackson of the Jackson Five performs onstage during "American Idol" XIV Grand Finale at Dolby Theatre on May 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
  4. A True Performer

    In 2003, Tito Jackson launched his solo career and started performing all over as a blues musician. 

    NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 12:  Tito Jackson of The Jacksons performs at the United Talent Agency Party on Day 2 of the IEBA 2015 Conference on October 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)
    (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)
  5. A Great Brother

    The brothers helped to officially launch the boy band movement. Back in 1968, they released their first single "Big Boy" under Steeltown Records. 

    Portrait of American pop group the Jackson 5 standing outdoors, early 1970s. From left, back row Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, and Jermaine Jackson; from left, front, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Fotos International/Getty Images)
  6. A Loving Father

    Tito Jackson was blessed with three sons and six grandkids.

    GARY, IN - NOVEMBER 1995:  Singers 3T(Tito Joseph "T.J." Jackson, Toriano Adaryl "Taj" Jackson,Jr. and Taryll Adren Jackson), poses for photos with their father Toriano Adaryll "Tito" Jackson, Sr.(2nd right) of Jackson Five fame, at Tito's childhood home in Gary, Indiana in NOVEMBER 1995.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
  7. A Motown Artist

    In 1969, The Jackson 5 signed with Motown Records and scored several hit songs, including the No, 1 single "I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There." 

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03:  Tito Jackson performs at 'A Night Of Motown' for Save The Children UK at The Roundhouse on March 3, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
    (Photo: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

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