Jackie Jackson

Born May 4, 1951

Sigmund Esco "Jackie" Jackson is an American singer and musician, a member of The Jackson 5, and the second child in the Jackson family.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jackie Jackson.


1951 Birth Sigmund Esco Jackson was born on his mother Katherine's 21st birthday in 1951. … Read More


1964 13 Years Old In 1964, Jackie's father, Joseph, formed the Jackson Brothers singing group, which included Jackie and his brothers Tito and Jermaine. … Read More
1966 15 Years Old By 1966, Joseph made Michael the lead singer and within two years, they emerged professionally under the name The Jackson Five, which was later altered to a numeral 5 after signing with Motown in 1969.
1970 19 Years Old Prior to the group signing with Motown, Jackson wanted to pursue a career in professional baseball, in fact, he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1970. … Read More


1973 22 Years Old In 1973, Jackson released a solo album that failed to chart.
1974 23 Years Old Jackson has been married three times. He married his first wife, Enid Spann, in November 1974. A rocky marriage, they initially separated for several months after they married, but later reconciled. They had two children. They divorced in 1987. … Read More
1976 25 Years Old After the Jackson 5 became The Jacksons after leaving Motown for CBS Records in 1976, Jackson's role as a vocalist and songwriter increased. … Read More


1981 30 Years Old One of Jackson's most successful compositions was co-writing with Michael, "Can You Feel It", which became an international hit in 1981. … Read More
On their 1984 album, Victory, Jackson performed lead on the song "Wait", while writing the single, "Torture".
1985 34 Years Old In early 1985, Marlon Jackson joined Michael in leaving the group as well.
1987 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Jackie, Tito and Randy became session musicians, vocalists and producers during this time. In 1987, Jackie, Randy, Tito and Jermaine reformed as The Jacksons and recorded "Time Out for the Burglar", the theme song for the film, Burglar. … Read More
1988 37 Years Old In late 1988, the Jacksons set out to record their final Epic album, 2300 Jackson Street, which included Jackie and Jermaine splitting leads on most of the songs. 2300 Jackson Street failed to chart successfully despite the Randy and Jermaine-led "Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)". … Read More
1989 38 Years Old Jackson signed with Polydor and released his first solo album in 16 years, Be the One, in late 1989. … Read More


2001 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, after years out of the limelight, Jackie, along with his other brothers, returned to the mainstream during a reunion performance with Michael at his 30th anniversary special at Madison Square Garden.
2007 56 Years Old Currently residing in Las Vegas, Jackson at one time ran two record companies, Jesco Records and Futurist Entertainment. His son, Sigmund, Jr., known by the name of DEALZ, released a mixtape off Jesco in 2007.
2009 58 Years Old In 2009, he, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon starred in their brief reality series, The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty. … Read More


2014 63 Years Old Jackson married his third wife Emily Besselink, who gave birth to twin boys River and Jaylen in 2014.
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