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Jackie Jackson
Birth name Sigmund Esco Jackson
Also known as Esco Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Esco
Born May 4, 1951 (1951-05-04) (age 58)
Gary, Indiana, United States
Genres R&B, Soul, Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Musician, Dancer
Instruments vocals, multiple instruments
Years active 1964–present
Labels Motown, Epic
Associated acts The Jackson 5

Sigmund Esco "Jackie" Jackson (born May 4, 1951) is an American singer and musician, a member of The Jackson 5, and the second child in the Jackson family.


Life and career

Jackie was born Sigmund Esco Jackson in Gary, Indiana on his mother's 21st birthday, May 4, 1951. He is the second child of Joseph and Katherine and the oldest male child.[1] He was given the name "Jackie" by relatives. Aspiring to be a professional baseball player, Jackson forsook that dream when he and his 4 younger brothers formed the Jackson 5 in 1964. His older sister Rebbie didn't take part. Jackie and his two younger brothers Tito and Jermaine were part of an early incarnation of the group as The Jackson Brothers in 1964.


The Jackson Five

Jackie's role in the Jackson 5 was as the high tenor singer opposite the lead vocals of Michael and Jermaine. His voice can be heard in the finale of I Want You Back singing the lines "Forget what happened then" and "Spare me of this cost". During live performances, he stood beside Michael and Marlon, providing backing vocals and occasionally playing the tambourine. Amid the most successful years for the group, Jackie recorded his first solo album: the self titled "Jackie Jackson". Consisting of ballads in typical Motown fashion, the album showcased Jackie's now familiar high tenor singing style. However, due to lack of marketing interest from Motown, the album did not chart or reach a large audience. As a member of the Jackson 5, Jackie continued to see success throughout the early to mid 1970's.

The Jacksons

In 1975, The Jackson 5 became "The Jacksons" when they moved from Motown to CBS. CBS offered the brothers the creative control Motown did not. Along with the move came the addition of younger brother Randy and the departure of Jermaine (who stayed with Motown as a solo artist). With the change in lineup and creative freedom Jackie took a more active role in the group: filling Jermaine's shoes as a lead singer alongside Michael and writing original material for the first time. During these years Jackie also dropped the high tenor voice he was known for and sang in a more natural and soulful style. The first two albums as The Jacksons were not as successful as their past Jackson 5 releases, even with a syndicated TV show to promote them.

However, The Jacksons 1978 album Destiny put them back into the charts with the hit single Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground). Two years later The Jacksons followed up Destiny with another successful album Triumph, featuring Jackie's first solo song in the group Wondering Who as well as co-writing the single Can You Feel It.

In 1984 the brothers released Victory, which saw the return of Jermaine and a more limited contribution from now-superstar Michael. Again, Jackie took the lead with the song Wait as well as writing the single, "Torture". Victory became a hugely successful album and tour.

In the years that followed the brothers would go their separate ways after recording a final album in 1989, 2300 Jackson Street. Michael and Marlon were very distant from the album leaving Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Randy to record and promote 2300 Jackson Street as a four-piece. In the same year Jackie released his second solo album Be the One. Although a bigger success than his previous Motown release, Be the One still failed to reach a large audience. Jackie did not reunite with his brothers again until 2001, when he took part in the Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary show.

Current years

Jackie currently lives in Las Vegas where he runs the record company, Jesco. Artists signed to the label include rapper Mike Street and Jackie's own son Sigmund Esco Jackson, Jr. (aka DealZ), who released his first mixtape in August 2007. On June 25, 2009 Jackie's brother Michael Jackson died after suffered cardiac arrest at his home at 2:26 pm (PDT).

Jackie is also the mentor of young up and coming recording artist and performer, Donny B. Lord, aka D.B.L. D.B.L. Official Website Jackie has been grooming the young performer since being a member of the boy group "MIXX" that Jackie created and produced years ago, giving D.B.L.'s music a sound that encompasses "the Jackson sound" with his native Caribbean roots.

He is now an executive producer for the show The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty along with the rest of his brothers

Personal life

Jackie married Enid Spann (died December 20, 1997) in November 1974 at the age of 23. They divorced in 1987.


He has two children with Enid Spann

  • Sigmund Esco Jackson, Jr. ("Siggy") (b. June 29, 1977)
  • Brandi Jackson (b. February 6, 1982) (an adopted child)


The Jackson 5

Solo albums

Be the One (Released Oct. 30, 1989) [2]
1. "Stay" - 3:55
2. "Be the One" - 4:15
3. "Fun" - 5:07
4. Who's Loving You Now" - 4:06
5. "Cruzin" - 4:20
6. "Fine Fine Lady" - 4:14
7. "Stuck On You" - 5:29
8. "Don't Rush It" - 4:00
9. "Broken Heart" - 3:56
10. "Stay (12 Remix)" - 8:43


  • "Stay" (1989, #39 R&B)
  • "Cruzin'" (1989, #58 R&B)



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