George Harrison and Michael Jackson were interviewed together in 1979, and audio is about to be released

Written by on May 26, 2016

George Harrison in 1978; Michael Jackson in 1979. (Evening Standard/Getty Images; Gary Merrin/Getty Images)

In 1979, Michael Jackson and George Harrison went into a studio together…no, not to collaborate on music, for a joint interview on the BBC. According to NME, the two artists went on Radio 1 “to review new releases from the likes of Foreigner, Nicolette Larson, and The Blues Brothers, and to share some of the stories behind their own songs.” The audio was thought to be lost, but the BBC has discovered a usable recording, and it’s the basis for an hourlong special called “When George Met Michael,” airing this Saturday, Feb. 9 to mark the 40th anniversary of the original broadcast.


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