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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]

Johnny Jackson (musician)
Birth nameJohnny Porter Jackson
Born(1951-03-03)March 3, 1951
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
DiedMarch 1, 2006(2006-03-01) (aged 54)
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
GenresR&B, pop, rock, dance
Associated actsThe Jackson 5


The label promoted Jackson and keyboardist Ronnie Rancifer as the cousins of Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael, but there are conflicting reports over whether this is true.

On March 1, 2006 Jackson died at a home in Gary after being stabbed by his girlfriend, Yolanda Davis, following a quarrel. Davis was later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 2 years in prison.[2]


  1. ^ [1] Indiana 45s, The Jackson Five & Johnny
  2. ^ [2] 2 years For Woman Who Fatally Stabbed Drummer