Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Tito Jackson Exclusive Life Story Interview…..
The Jacksons are still one of the most popular and remarkable groups of all time.
Little could the teenagers from the USA know the impact they’d have on the world 40 years later.
In 2009 Belfield happened to be in the same building as Tito Jackson in London. Mr. Jackson agreed to talk to Alex about his life, career and the death of his brother Michael, just two months before the interview was recorded.
Enjoy an incredibly moving and emotion interview with Belfield & Jackson:
Jackson was born the third of ten children in an African-American working-class family who lived in a three-room house in Gary, Indiana, an industrial city near Chicago.
His father, Joe, was a steel mill worker while his mother, Katherine, was a devout Jehovah’s Witness. At ten years of age, he was caught performing his father’s guitar after he broke a string.
After fixing the string, Joe demanded his son to play for him. Once he was finished, Jackson’s father bought him his own guitar.
Shortly thereafter, Joseph convinced Tito, Jackie and Jermaine to form a singing group, having been impressed with the vocals of Jackie and Jermaine.
Tito did not sing much with his brothers, a pattern that continued even after signing with Motown.
Recorded Nov 2009 by Alex Belfield at Celebrity Radio and the BBC.