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Encyclopedia > Ronnie Rancifer

Ronnie Rancifer is an African American musician and songwriter, noted for being the original keyboardist for The Jackson 5 from their early Gary, Indiana days until the end of their famed career at Motown. The label presented Rancifer and drummer Johnny Jackson as the cousins of Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael, however neither Rancifer nor Johnny Jackson are actually related to the Jacksons. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known simply as The Jacksons) were an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... Gary is the largest city located in Lake County in northwest Indiana, USA, near the city of Chicago. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... Johnny Jackson is an African American musician, noted for being the drummer for The Jackson 5 from their early Gary, Indiana days until the end of their famed career at Motown. ... Image:Sejackson. ... Image:Tajackson. ... For the NBA player also named Jermaine Jackson, see Jermaine Jackson (basketball) Jermaine Jackson Jermaine Lajuane Jackson (now a. ... Marlon Jackson during the Jackson 5 era. ... For other people with the same name, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation) Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958), also known as the King of Pop and Wacko Jacko, is an American musician whose successful music career and controversial personal life have been at the forefront of pop culture for the...


In addition playing keys for the Jackson 5, Rancifer also worked as a songwriter on some of their albums. In addition, Ronnie Rancifer had a long career as a song-writer in Los Angeles, and although the note below infers that he may not have been a member of the group through 1975, it has been confirmed that he was with the group until 1975.

  • NOTE: References differ on Rancifer's tenure with the Jackson 5. Some indicate he was only a member of the group for 1962 to 1963, while other references state his was a member from 1962 to 1975.

External links/References

  • 8 notes.com: The Jacksons Biography
  • answer.com: The Jackson 5

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Ronnie Rancifer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (207 words)
Ronnie Rancifer is an African American musician and songwriter, noted for being the original keyboardist for The Jackson 5 from their early Gary, Indiana days until the end of their famed career at Motown.
The label presented Rancifer and drummer Johnny Jackson as the cousins of Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael, however neither Rancifer nor Johnny Jackson are actually related to the Jacksons.
In addition, Ronnie Rancifer had a long career as a song-writer in Los Angeles, and although the note below infers that he may not have been a member of the group through 1975, it has been confirmed that he was with the group until 1975.
Science Fair Projects - The Jackson Five (2492 words)
All but two members of the group (early members Johnny Jackson and Ronnie Rancifer) were the male children of Katherine and Joseph Jackson (who served as the boys' manager): Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael, and Randy, who replaced Jermaine in 1975.
Ronnie Rancifer (1962-1975): An original member of the Jackson 5, Ronnie remained the group's on-stage keyboardist from its inception until the end of its Motown tenure.
Joe eventually discovered that the older three boys were playing his guitar when one of the strings broke [5]; although he was furious at first, he realized the boys had talent, and began making plans to create a musical act for them.
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