Please listen to this casual but beautiful discussion by the musicians who worked with Michael Jackson on the Bad tour. If you listen you will realize just how much Michael’s loving personality and spirit affected their lives and to this day 25 yrs later they still swim in his magic.
John Clark- rhythm guitar * Dorian Holly-vocalist *Greg Phillinganes music director/ keyboard *Ricki Lawson -drums * Jennifer Batten -guitar * Rory Kaplan -keyboards
7:52 When we came into that tour in 1987, Michael had been a star pretty much his whole life and he was working, like he was trying to become a star. He was working like he had something to prove.
8:44 ….and it was the joy of him having the say so, it wasn’t his brothers there was no committee, there weren’t five sets of lawyers and five sets of managers. It was this is my gig and this is how I want it to be.
12:00 That was Part of the magic ..part of the mission is to make it for everybody. It was for everybody it wasn’t for black, white, purple ,green … young, old it was for everybody and that’s the way it should be ..it should never be just for this group or just for that group because then you start separating people and because we need all of us to make this thing work, the planet and if we can do that ..it would be greater than it is.
Michael saw that .. and most of his music was about healing things and bringing us together .. He had 50 60 thousand people in there singing Man In the Mirror
He was just smart like that.