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Randy Jackson

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1.) Randy Jackson is the youngest brother of The Jacksons.

2.) Randy Jackson is a record producer and a former member of the rock group Journey. He is well known as a judge on American Idol.

1.) The Jacksons youngest brother, Randy Jackson officially joined the group after Jermaine Jackson stayed at Motown and the rest of the brothers moved on to CBS.

Randy also played the bongos and peformed with The Jackson 5 before Jermaine left, but officially wasn’t a part of The Jackson 5 on paper.

His sister Janet Jackson covered a song Randy performed solo on The Jackson’s Victory Album, called One More Chance.

Randy also had a solo project with Randy And The Gypsies.

2.) Born June 23, 1956, in Baton Rouge, LA, Randall Darius Jackson is a singer, bassist, record producer and television personality.

Jackson played in bands with Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia. In the early 1980s he played on three albums for Jean-Luc Ponty and with the rock band Taxxi. From 1986 to 1987 he was a session musician for the rock group Journey. Jackson played on Journey’s 1986 album Raised on Radio. He moved to Italy in the late 1980s and played on a record by Italian pop star Zucchero. The record, Zucchero And The Randy Jackson Band, was produced by Corrado Rustici who played guitar with Jackson on many albums in the early 1980s. He also played with Billy Cobham.

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