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La Toya Jackson
La Toya Jackson

La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born May 29, 1956 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and the middle child of the Jackson family. Most notable for being featured on Playboy magazine and writing her memoirs on growing up in the Jackson family, she had a non-successful career as a singer during the 1980s and 1990s. She is the sister of the successful pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. Image File history File links LaToya Jackson, 2003, promotional photo by JaTail File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links LaToya Jackson, 2003, promotional photo by JaTail File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gary is the largest city in Lake County in Northwest Indiana, USA. The city is located on the southeastern corner of the Chicagoland metropolitan area approximately 27 miles (43 kilometers) from downtown Chicago. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... The Jacksons are an African-American family from Gary, Indiana, whose members were among the most successful and influential figures in modern popular music. ... Classic Playboy logo Playboy is an adult entertainment magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... MacGyver is one of the symbols of the 1980s in America The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... For other people with the same name, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation) Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958), sometimes referred to as The King of Pop or Wacko Jacko, is an American musician and entertainer whose successful music career and controversial personal life have been at the forefront of pop... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, actress, and the youngest child of the famed Jackson music family. ...

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Early Life

La Toya was born the fifth of nine children to Joseph and Katherine Jackson in Gary, Indiana. After her mother became a devout Jehovah's Witness in 1966, La Toya, alongside her siblings, were doctrined to the religion. La Toya would spend most of her time alongside her mother practicing door-to-door evanglization as a result of her being a Witness. By 1974, La Toya was brought into the spotlight with her family after her father got the family to get together to perform several shows in Las Vegas and in other cities. By 1979, La Toya and her other sisters Rebbie and Janet formed a short-lived sister group though they never sung live together eventually breaking away after La Toya and Rebbie argued over the direction of the group. The next year, La Toya began work on her first solo album. Joseph Walter Jackson (born July 26, 1929 in Fountain Hill, Arkansas) was the manager of the legendary family group The Jacksons and father of pop music legends Michael Jackson, La Toya Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Gary is the largest city in Lake County in Northwest Indiana, USA. The city is located on the southeastern corner of the Chicagoland metropolitan area approximately 27 miles (43 kilometers) from downtown Chicago. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Rebbie Jackson Maureen Reillette Rebbie Jackson (born May 29, 1950, Gary, Indiana) is the oldest sister of the highly successful Jackson family. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, actress, and the youngest child of the famed Jackson music family. ...


Music Career

In 1980, LaToya released her self-titled debut. Besides the top 40 R&B and dance success of her first single, "If You Feel the Funk", the album failed to generate an audience. Her three subsequent albums afterwards also showcased similar limited success, though she scored a Billboard Hot 100 hit with 1984's "Heart Don't Lie", which peaked at #56. In 1988, Jackson released the album La Toya, which featured the single, "You're Gonna Get Rocked". Neither the album nor the single failed to make an impact even as it was Jackson's first album without the leadership of her father, Joseph, who was manager of her career until that year. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1989, the Bad Girl album was released. Her poor management, headed by her abusive husband Jack Gordon, issued the album to countless record labels. To this day, the Bad Girl album is one the only album in her catalog that is still in print, and it can be found under various titles and covers. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Jackson constantly struggled to make a dent musically releasing several cover albums of country music and Motown standards in the mid-1990s. She plans to release her first album in over a decade with Startin' Over. The album had been pushed back several times; her self-owned record label, Ja-Tail Enterprises, has issued various excuses but has yet to set a firm release date. Look up country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ...


Playboy & the Jackson family estrangement

In 1989, La Toya ventured into nude modeling after her manager Jack Gordon coaxed her into posing nude for Playboy magazine. Her first cover and nude layout was one of the most successful issues in Playboy's storied history and generated a lot of buzz, mostly negative. She showed up again on Playboy in 1991 to promote her autobiography and later in a video for the magazine in 1994 becoming one of the first celebrities to have a Playboy video aired. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Classic Playboy logo Playboy is an adult entertainment magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


After marrying Jack Gordon in 1989, La Toya estranged herself from certain members of the family though she still spoke to her siblings, if often at rare occasions. In 1991, she was further estranged from the family after the book, La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family, came out. The book went into scathing details, including one of Joseph reportedly committing sexual abuse among the female members of the family, notably Rebbie and La Toya. Rebbie defended her father denying the rumors while other members claimed Gordon had written in that part in the book.


In 1993, La Toya went to a press conference overseas and announced that she had believed rumors that Michael had sexually abused children during Michael's initial accusations of child molestation came out that year prompting members of the family to debuke charges claiming La Toya was "controlled and used" by Gordon. Two years later, she made headlines again for announcing the so-called "Jackson Family Secret Phone Number Line". By 1996, however, La Toya ran out on her manager after he reportedly forced her to dance at a strip joint in Cleveland. The former devout Jehovah's Witness (she was shunned in 1987) refused to do so and in return, was booed and heckled by the predominantly male crowd. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1997, she ended her estrangement with the entire Jackson family and returned home to Hayvenhurst. That year, she divorced from Jack Gordon. La Toya has no children and currently lives in Los Angeles and keeps close contact with her mother and siblings, especially Michael and Janet. The trio made headlines during Michael's child molestation, conspiracy and alcohol trial in 2005 when they walked together hand-in-hand prompting the tabloids to nickname them "Charlie's Angels". 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... In 2005, Michael Jackson went to trial on child molestation charges. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2006

In April 2006 La Toya attended the star-studded Mercedes-Benz Fall 2006 L.A. Fashion Week at Smashbox Studio in Los Angeles. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Her debut album is also being released by Cherry Pop records on May 15th 2006. Through the end of 2005 to the present, fans (known as Toy Soldiers) petitioned for the re-release of her back catalogue and managed to convince Cherry Pop records that it would be a sucessful venture. The CD was released in May 2006.


Discography

Albums

  • La Toya Jackson (1980)
  • My Special Love (1982)
  • Heart Don't Lie (1984)
  • Imagination (1986)
  • La Toya (also called You're Gonna Get Rocked, 1988)
  • Bad Girl (also called Sexual Feeling, He's My Brother, Playboy, and Be My Lover)(1990)
  • No Relations (1991)
  • Formidable (1992) (a live album in French, performed at the Moulin Rouge, 6-7 of the tracks on this rare limited edition CD feature La Toya as the main stage act, La Toya performs a cover of "The Loco-Motion")
  • From Nashville To You: My Country Collection (a compilation of covers of country songs, 1993)
  • Stop In The Name Of Love (a compilation of covers of Motown hits of the 60s and 70s, 1994)
  • La Toya Jackson [Remastered] (1980, May 2006)
  • Startin' Over (scheduled for a release in summer of 2006)

1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heart Dont Lie is the third album released by singer La Toya Jackson. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bad Girl is the 6th album by American singer La Toya Jackson. ... This article is about the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Motown Records, Inc. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Startin Over will be La Toya Jacksons 11th album. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Singles

  • 1980 If You Feel The Funk
  • 1980 Night Time Lover (co-written by herself and Michael Jackson)
  • 1981 Stay The Night (a cover version of Billy Ocean's 1980 single)
  • 1983 Bet'cha Gonna Need my Lovin'
  • 1984 Private Joy (written by Prince)
  • 1984 Heart Don't Lie
  • 1984 Hot Potato
  • 1986 He's A Pretender (only in Europe)
  • 1986 Baby Sister (only in Japan)
  • 1986 Imagination (Remix)
  • 1986 Oops Oh No! (duet with Cerrone)
  • 1987 Yes, I'm Ready (duet with Jed) (only in Japan)
  • 1987 (Ain't Nobody Loves You) Like I Do (only in Europe)
  • 1987 Tell Me (She Means Nothing To You At All) (only in France)
  • 1988 You're Gonna Get Rocked
  • 1988 Such A Wicked Love (only in the US)
  • 1988 You Blew
  • 1989 Bad Girl
  • 1990 Sexual Feeling ('La Toya' Remix) (only in Italy and Holland)
  • 1990 You And Me (only in Italy)
  • 1991 Oops Oh No! (Remix) (only in Holland)
  • 1991 Sexbox
  • 1992 Let's Rock The House (only in Holland)
  • 1996 I Can't Help Myself (only in Germany)
  • 1998 Don't Break My Heart (duet with Tom Beser) (only in Germany)
  • 2003 Just Wanna Dance (as a promotional single in the US only)
  • 2004 Free The World (as a promotional single in the US only)

For other people with the same name, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation) Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958), sometimes referred to as The King of Pop or Wacko Jacko, is an American musician and entertainer whose successful music career and controversial personal life have been at the forefront of pop... Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles January 21, 1950) is a UK-based popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues tinged international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Cerrone (full name: Jean-Marc Cerrone) is a French singer and music producer born in Paris, and one of the best representatives of the European disco. ... Jed A rock album by the Goo Goo Dolls Out of Sight Up Yours No Way Out 7th of Last Month (or Iggy the Cat Gets a Bath) Love Dolls Sex Maggot Down On The Corner (vocals by Lance Diamond) Had Enough Road To Salinas Em Elbmuh Misfortune Artie Gimme...

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