I’m very sorry and deeply shocked to hear of Michael Jackson’s passing. We were the same age, and of course I grew up with his music, and admired from afar as he blossomed into one of the world’s greatest entertainers. Then in 1982 I got to meet him, under quite surreal circumstances. I have told the story a few times. Today, by complete coincidence, I was booked to go into BBC Radio Suffolk for a rare live interview. They were pleased when I told them I not only knew Michael, I’d been to his house in LA and spent the evening with them.
Here’s a link to the interview I did today, which includes the story of my visit to Encino.