"From John and Yoko to Tupac, PBS Digital Studios' Blank on Blank series has taken music journalists' unheard audiotapes and fused them with clever animation. Now the series has unveiled yet another amazing interview: An intimate conversation with Michael Jackson from January 1980, years before Thriller and his ascension to the King of Pop. In the interview, Jackson – and, in a way, his sister Janet – discuss labeling music, perfectionism, meeting Quincy Jones and godliness while chatting with music historian John Pidgeon."
As told to John Pidgeon in Los Angeles, January 1980. John had to ask his questions to 13-year old Janet Jackson who relayed them to her brother before he would answer.
Michael Jackson on Godliness
MY SINGING… I’LL JUST SAY IT SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE: IT’S JUST GODLY.
Music: Michael Jackson "Rock With You" | "Off The Wall" |
"Ben" | The Jackson 5 | “The Love You Save
Photograph courtesy of Mike Salisbury.
Cover shoot for Off The Wall in 1979
Salisbury created the iconic album’s artwork
Off the Wall
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Animator: Patrick Smith
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