LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – BBC Radio 1 is set to air a rare 90-minute interview featuring Michael Jackson and George Harrison over the weekend.
The 40-year-old interview, which was recorded in 1979, was strangely discarded by the BBC after it originally aired with only a short clip remaining. Now, with the help of Richard Latto, a producer at BBC Radio Solent, the tape has been restored.
During the relaxed and good-humored interview, the two musicians spend time reviewing the week’s new releases including tracks by Foreigner, Nicolette Larson, and The Blues Brothers, in addition to exchanging stories about their own songs.
Listeners will also get a chance to hear Jackson, then just months out from 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 both Lennon and McCartney.
The programme was originally part of a long-running Radio 1 series called Roundtable, which was then presented by David “Kid” Jensen.
When George Met Michael will be broadcast on BBC Radio Solent at 11:00 GMT on Saturday, February 9 on the 40th anniversary of the original broadcast. It will then be available for 30 days via BBC Sounds.