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.

    (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. 

    (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.

    (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. 

    (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. 

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  6. A Loving Father

    Tito Jackson was blessed with three sons and six grandkids.

    (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." 

    (Photo: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Written by BET Staff


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