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Atlanta's Best In Entertainment interviews The Jacksons (1990)Atlanta's Best In Entertainment interviews The Jacksons

The Jacksons were interviewed by Atlanta's Best in Entertainment at Club Sensations in 1989.

The brothers without Michael sign autographs and hanging out with his fans, in the interview they talked about the new single '2300 Jackson Street' and who of the brothers is single.

Interview - ?

Year: 1989
Broadcasted: ?
Playing time: ? minutes


Jackson Family Interview - Phil Donahue Show (10-11-1989)Jackson Family Interview - Phil Donahue Show

On November 10th,1989 the entire Jackson family (excluding LaToya, Marlon, Michael and Janet) appeared on the Donahue Show to promote the film 'An American Dream' of The Jacksons and Randy's album 'Randy Jackson and the Gypsys'. They also talk about life growing up in the Jackson family.

Family members present include Joseph, Katherine, Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Randy.

Interview - 38:59

Year: 10-11-1989
Broadcasted: U.S. national TV
Playing time: 38:59 minutes


60 Minutes Molly Meldrum (27-09-1987)60 Minutes Molly Meldrum (1987)

This interview took place in Tokyo during Michael's run of concerts in Japan. Michael was been interviewed by Molly Meldrum in a hotel in Tokyo on September 27th, 1987.

Frank Dileo accompanied Michael on the set and answered some of the awkward questions he felt Michael couldn't or didn't want him to answer. They talks about his live all those years ago, the album 'Thriller', 'We Are The World' and over the tabloids.

Interview - 20:00

Year: 27-09-1987
Broadcasted: 60 Minutes is an American television news magazine, which has run on CBS
Playing time: 20:00 minutes


Ebony / Jet Showcase (26-09-1987)Ebony / Jet Showcase (1987)

Michael was been interviewed by Darryl Dennard on September 26th, 1987 where Michael talks about his new album 'Bad' and the crazy tabloid stories which often surround him.

Interview - 13:10

Year: 26-09-1987
Broadcasted: ?
Playing time: 13:10 minutes


60 Minutes Ed Bradley's Interview with Michael Jackson (02-02-1986)60 Minutes Ed Bradley's Interview with Michael Jackson (1986)

Michael was been interviewed by Ed Bradley. Taken from a profile of Quincy Jones originally aired February 2nd, 1986 on CBS. Michael talks about Quincy Jones and recording 'The Lady In My Life' track from 'Thriller'.

Interview - 1:49

Year: 02-02-1986
Broadcasted: 60 Minutes is an American television news magazine, which has run on CBS
Playing time: 1:49 minutes


Australian Teleton (19-10-1985)Australian Telethon

Michael made a brief visit to Perth and appeared on the Channel 7 program with Molly Meldrum as host on October 19th, 1985 as part of a deal he made with Holmes a Court, who was selling the rights to the Beatles' catalogue Northern Songs.

Jackson wanted the catalogue, and Holmes a Court added a Telethon appearance to the deal, bringing the biggest star in the world to the Perth event, which raises money for Princess Margaret Children's Hospital.

Interview - 6:50

Year: 19-10-1985
Broadcasted: Channel 7, Australian television station
Playing time: 6:50 minutes


I Love Quincy (23-03-1984)I Love Quincy

Taken from a Channel Four special, originally aired March 23rd, 1984 which profiled Quincy Jones.

Featuring Michael and Quincy hugging, Michael phoning Quincy up during an interview and see the filming of the 'Thriller' video, Michael (in full Thriller make-up) with Quincy talking about the theme of his video, director John Landis, not being a fan of horror films, pulling faces while Quincy talks.

Interview - 13:37

Year: 23-03-1984
Broadcasted: Channel 4, British television station
Playing time: 13:37 minutes


Unauthorised - Michael Jackson Speaks (1984)Unauthorised - Michael Jackson Speaks

Michael was been interviewed in 1984 at the Jackson family home in Encino. In this completely uncensored interview, the first the star has given for years, Jackson opens the doors to his own weird world.

Featuring Michael expressing various believes and thoughts and an appearance by sister LaToya.

Interview - 25:40

Year: 1984
Broadcasted: Jackson family home in Encino - Home Video Unauthorised
Playing time: 24:40 minutes


America's Top 10 Interview (13-03-1983)America's Top 10 Interview

Michael gave an exclusive interview to America's Top 10 on March 13th, 1983. America's Top 10 was a television program of music hits based on Billboard's Hot 100.

He's been interviewed by Casey Kasem where he talk about his love on stage, creating magic and on being a singer.

Interview - 2:18

Year: 13-03-1983
Broadcasted: CBS Television in the United States
Playing time: 2:18 minutes


Ebony / Jet Showcase (09-03-1983)Ebony / Jet Showcase (1983)

Michael was been interviewed by Tom Joyner on March 9th, 1983 where Michael talks about his video 'Beat It', his friends and more. The interview was taken backstage in the pool hall to do a video version for 'Beat It'.

Interview - 4:38

Year: 09-03-1983
Broadcasted: ?
Playing time: 4:38 minutes


Entertainment Tonight Interview (25-02-1983)Entertainment Tonight Interview

The interview had taken place on February 25th, 1983, by Entertainment Tonight. The album 'Thriller' had been out 3 months.

Michael talk in this interview about his 'Thriller' album, his writing and his fans.

On that day Michael was presented double Platinum awards at a CBS Records press conference. The awards were presented to him by Jane Fonda.

Interview - 5:20

Year: 25-02-1983
Broadcasted: CBS Television in the United States
Playing time: 5:20 minutes


Countdown: Molly Meldrum Interviews Michael Jackson (23-03-1980)Countdown: Molly Meldrum Interviews Michael Jackson (1980)

Michael was been interviewed on March 23rd, 1980 by the Australian journalist Molly Meldrum for the program Countdown (Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

Molly talks by way of phone to Michael about the success of the album 'Off The Wall' and 'Destiny'.

Interview - 5:28

Year: 23-03-1980
Broadcasted: ABC studios in the Melbourne suburb of Ripponlea
Playing time: 5:28 minutes


The Jacksons Being Interviewed By Sylvia Chase for ABC News (01-1980)The Jacksons Being Interviewed By Sylvia Chase for ABC News

On January 1980 – Michael does an interview with Sylvia Chase for ABC-TV’s 20/20 programme which profiles The Jacksons.

The interview aired during the Christmas break in 1979, it marked the 10th Anniversary of The Jacksons being in he record business listen to what the woman states about the release dates of certain Michael Jackson songs from 'Off The Wall'. You see in this interview Michael's parents and brothers.

Interview - 9:24

Year: 01-1980
Broadcasted: ABC-owned stations in the United States
Playing time: 9:24 minutes


Soulbeat Interview (1979)Soulbeat Interview

Michael Jackson interview with Soulbeat in 1979. Interview was done at Oakland California's Soulbeat television studios.

He's talking about school and how he enjoys art. He also talks about mother and how she wanted to be a nurse. There's also a little clip of him signing autographs at a club.

Interview - 1:42

Year: 1979
Broadcasted: Oakland California's Soulbeat television studios
Playing time: 1:42 minutes


Countdown: Molly Meldrum Interviews Michael Jackson (11-1977)Countdown: Molly Meldrum Interviews Michael Jackson (1977)

Michael was been interviewed on November 1977 by the Australian journalist Molly Meldrum for the program Countdown (Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation) in Studio 54 and talks about the success of The Jacksons and the movie 'The Wiz'.

Interview - 4:52

Year: 11-1977
Broadcasted: ABC studios in the Melbourne suburb of Ripponlea
Playing time: 4:52 minutes


Beatlemania Party at Studio 54 (20-06-1977)Beatlemania Party at Studio 54

Michael Jackson attends a Studio 54 party for the stage show Beatlemania on June 20th, 1977. That night he was be interviewed by Jane Pauley with Steve Rubell for the Today programme.

They talk about the Studio 54 and dancing the nights we see him in Studio 54 with Liza Minelli and other friends.

Interview - 4:59

Year: 20-06-1977
Broadcasted: Studio 54
Playing time: 4:59 minutes

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