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Toriano Adaryll “Tito” Jackson (born October 15, 1953) is an American singer and guitarist and original member of The Jackson 5 and 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 is the third eldest of the nine Jackson siblings of Gary, Indiana.
Jackson’s early music aspirations began when he self-taught on his father’s (Joe Jackson) guitar while his father was at work. Joe had forbidden his kids to mess with the guitar, so he disciplined Tito when he found out he had broken one of his guitar strings while practicing. After Joe got his guitar fixed, he ordered Jackson to play for him — and upon hearing young Jackson play, Joe bought the eight-year-old his own guitar.
Within a year, realizing that Tito and his brothers Jackie and Jermaine could also sing, Joe built a group around them, called The Jackson Brothers. Younger brothers Marlon and Michael later became backing musicians. From Tito’s early efforts on his father’s guitar, the Jackson music family was now on its way.
In 1966, the band’s name changed to The Jackson Five and Tito and his brothers soon participated in talent contests, which led way to them performing professionally a year later. At first, Tito played bass within the family band, switching to rhythm guitar by the time he was 13. By the late 1960s he had switched to electric guitar.
In 1967, Tito and his brothers first signed with Gordon Keith owner of Steeltown Records and began recording in Gary, Indiana and then began recording with Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan, in 1968. Their first single Big Boy, was released by Steeltown on January 30, 1968.
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