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February 7, 2019 4:30 pm  #1

Lost Interview W/George Harrison & Michael Jackson Found On Cassette

This one's especially for John Donabie.

In 1979, a BBC D.J. had the rare experience of having former Beatle George Harrison and then-superstar Michael Jackson in his studio at the same time for a rare interview. But outside of a small excerpt featuring the dearly departed two legends together, the Beeb failed to save the whole 56 minutes and it was considered lost forever. 

But now, an astounding 40 years later, a cassette copy made by a listener has turned up and the BBC plans to air most of it for the first time in four decades on Saturday. It's scheduled for 11:05 AM British time, which is around 6 in the morning here, just in time for you to sing "Here Comes The Sun" on this side of the pond. 

But the BBC will archive it on this website for about a month, during which time you can hear it anytime you want. And as far as I can tell, there's no geoblocking.

The story behind this long lost moment in radio history can be found at the link below.

"Listeners will hear Jackson, just months before releasing Off The Wall, discuss how Motown refused to let him write his own music; while Harrison explains what it was like to work in the songwriting shadow of Lennon and McCartney."

Michael Jackson and George Harrison: Rare radio interview restored


February 7, 2019 5:10 pm  #2

Re: Lost Interview W/George Harrison & Michael Jackson Found On Cassette

George Harrison was the most talented Beatle.