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  • Real name : Steven Randall Jackson
  • Date of birth : 29/10/1961

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Randy Jackson (1961)

Steven Randall Jackson

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Steven Randall "Randy" Jackson is an American singer and musician, a member of The Jacksons. Nicknamed "Little Randy", he is the youngest of the Jackson brothers, and the second youngest of the nine Jackson whole siblings, before sister Janet.

Randy was only three when the Jackson 5 was formed and therefore was not an original member. While his brothers toured, he honed his skills as a musician, mastering piano.

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 personal life
Randy was born in Gary, Indiana to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. He was the youngest son and the second youngest Jackson sibling before his sister Janet.

Randy had been with Alejandra Loaiza since he was 25 years old and had fathered a daughter with her . Jackson married Eliza Shaffé while still with Loaiza without either woman knowing he had them both in his life. On June 17, 1990, Eliza gave birth to their daughter Stevanna Jackson, an aspiring actor/singer, who appeared on Zoey 101. Jackson and Eliza divorced in 1991. Eliza reported in a TV interview that Randy was a womanizer and that he beat her. After he divorced Shaffé, he continued dating Loaiza, who gave birth to their son Randy, Jr. on October 2, 1991.

On June 15, 2010, Randy was hospitalized at Huntington Memorial Hospital due to sharp chest pains he experienced. Doctors believe he suffered a mild heart attack.

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 The Jacksons
Randy first appeared live with his brothers at the end of 1971. The event was a Christmas show the Jackson 5 held for blind children. Although he was on every Jackson 5 tour from 1972 forward, Randy didn't officially join the family band until 1975, when they changed their name to The Jacksons and signed with Epic Records. At the age of 16, he co-wrote The Jacksons' most successful single on Epic, “Shake Your Body ” with Michael. He is widely thought of as the most talented instrumentalist of the Jackson brothers, playing congas, drums, keyboards, piano, bass, and guitar. In addition to singing and playing on the Jacksons' recordings, he worked with Michael on his Off the Wall album.

On February 4, 1980, Randy was seriously injured in a car crash in Hollywood . In June 1980, he appeared on the cover of the weekly African-American newsmagazine Jet. The cover headline read: "Randy Jackson Walks Again: Talks About His Future."

Jackson was able to fully participate in the Jacksons' 1981 Triumph Tour and in the band's later projects. After the record-setting Victory Tour in 1984, Michael and Marlon left the band. Randy and his remaining three brothers later made one last album, 2300 Jackson Street. He was part of the Jacksons 2001 reunion at Madison Square Garden, but chose not to appear on their 2009 A&E reality series The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty.

 After The Jacksons
After one last album with the Jacksons, the group split up for good in 1990. After this split, Jackson formed his own band, Randy & the Gypsys. The group only released one album before breaking up. On June 28, 1998, Jackson opened up his own record label Modern Records.

On June 25, 2009, his older brother Michael Jackson died after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home. On July 7, 2009, Jackson attended Michael's memorial service along with his brothers and family. Randy gave his first interview since the death of his brother on CNN during a live segment on June 10, 2010.

Randy Jackson of the American Idol franchise fame is often mistaken for Randy Jackson .

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