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Michael Jackson

Soul Train interview

14 Dec, 1978

Jackson is interviewed by Don Cornelius after the making of The Wiz, a film by Quincy Jones. They talk about Jackson’s experience with working with Diane Ross, the inspiration from the original script the Wizard of Oz and there is a snippet of a musical scene with Jackson who plays the Scarecrow and Diane Ross, playing Dorothy singing Ease on down the road.

When I was real small I saw the original Wizard of Oz, the Judy Garland version. I always fell in love with the scarecrow I think most kids do ’cause you feel sorry for him and everything and his character, and I always watched him. Matter fact I had the step down they did when I was around six. Follow the yellow brick road!