Johnny Jackson (musician)

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Johnny Jackson (musician)
Birth name Johnny Porter Jackson
Born (1951-03-03)March 3, 1951
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Died March 1, 2006(2006-03-01) (aged 54)
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Genres R&B, pop, rock, dance
Instruments Drums
Labels Steeltown
Associated acts The Jackson 5

Johnny Porter Jackson (March 3, 1951 – March 1, 2006) was an American drummer, noted for being the drummer for The Jackson 5 from their early Gary, Indiana days until the end of their famed career at Motown.[1]


The label presented Jackson and keyboardist Ronnie Rancifer as the cousins of Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael, but neither Johnny Jackson nor Rancifer are directly related to the Jacksons, despite Jackson sharing a surname with them.


  1. ^ [1] Indiana 45s, The Jackson Five & Johnny