Toriano Adaryll Jackson is an American singer and guitarist who is known as Tito Jackson. He is the member of The Jackson 5 and The Jacksons groups. Tito Jackson was born on October 15, 1953, in Gary, Indiana, U.S. to Joseph and Katherine. His father was a steel mill worker, and his mother was a devout Jehovah’s Witness. Tito has nine brothers and sisters, and he was at number three.
He spent his childhood in a three room house in Gary. When Tito was ten years old, he was caught playing his father’s guitar. His father convinced Tito, and his two brothers Jackie and Jermaine to form a singing group. First, the Jackson Group performed in school functions and supermarkets. When Tito was twelve years old, they started to participate in local talent shows. By that time his younger brother Michael Jackson was seven and became the official lead singer of the group.
In 1972 at the age of 18 Tito Jackson married to Delores Martes, she is also known as “Dee Dee.” The couple divorced after spending 21 years of togetherness in 1993. After one year Martes was found dead in a swimming pool. The couple had three sons Toriano Adaryll Jackson, Jr., Taryll Adren Jackson, and Tito Joe Jackson.
His sons formed the 3T musical group. Tito also has six grandchildren. In an interview, Tito revealed that he was devastated by the death of his brother Michael and could not work for many years. He is not able to move on from Michael Jackson’s death because he is reminded every day by his fans and the music he left.
In 1966 Jacksons changed the name of the group from The Jackson Brothers to The Jacksons Five. The group has won several talents shows around the Gary area. In 1967 after winning the Amateur Night competition, Joe Jackson started to work part time switching from full time at a steel mill to help his sons to secure a recording contract.
The same year the Jacksons Five group has signed a contract with Steeltown Records, and in January 1968 their first single Big Boy was released. The next year the group signed with Motown Records and gave several hit songs. He has expertise in guitar playing, but Motown refused Tito to perform guitar in any of the songs.
In 1976, Tito made his guitar debut when he and the Jacksons left Motown for CBS Records. Tito was one of the most consistent members of the Jacksons group. He also wrote songs during this phase.
In 2003, Tito began a solo career as a blue musician in clubs with his band. He has also appeared as a judge on the BBC celebrity singing competition Just the Two of Us. After Michael Jackson died, he produced and released Michael’s reality series 2009’s The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty. He also worked as one of the executive producers along with his brothers. Tito has reunited with his brother and sisters and went on world tours. He is a great artist who is still giving hit songs.
How much is Tito Jackson Net Worth in 2017
The estimated net worth of Tito Jackson is around $3 million US dollars as of 2017. After the death of Michael Tito and his brothers started ‘The Unity Tour’ as a tribute to their brother. They have toured North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The tour added new earning in his portfolio.
Tito is the member of the first family of Pop Music. The Jackson family produced several super hit songs for over 50 years. Tito is a multi-faced artist who has a passion for blues, pop, R&B and other music forms. He spent his life to entertain music lovers with his soulful music.