Tariano Adaryll "Tito" Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana in 1953. Tito originally hid his musical talent from his father Jospeh. While his father was at work, Tito would play his father's guitar while his siblings danced and sang, and it was not until he accidentally broke a string on the guitar that father Joseph learned about his musical aspirations and formed The Jackson Brothers in 1964 with Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. The group eventually became The Jackson Five when younger brothers Marlon and Michael joined in 1966. Though he wrote and co-wrote many songs for The Jackson Five, Tito never played guitar for the group. It wasn't until 1976 when the brothers left Motown to become The Jacksons under Philadelphia International recording company, and then later, Epic Records, that his talents as a guitarist were recorded.
The Jacksons went on to sell 10 million copies worldwide with their album "Triumph" and has another hit with "Victory" in 1984, in which Tito sang lead on "We Can Change the World." The Victory Tour was one of The Jackson's greatest successes, but Michael and Marlon resigned, only to return for the group's final release "2300 Jackson Street." In 1985 Tito, alongside several Jackson family members, participated on the USA for Africa famine-relief fund-raising smash single "We Are the World."
Tito has three sons, who compose the musical group 3T; Tariano Adaryll Jackson "Taj" II, Taryll Adren Jackson and Tito Joseph "TJ" Jackson.
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