Robert Abernathy interview
Jackson and his brother Jackie are interviewed by Robert Abernathy who questions them about how they got started with Motown, other interests outside of singing and the popularity of different genres of music. They also talk about how their education is handled while they are on the road with their private tutor.
I describe the sound as a pop sound, bubblegum soul mixture. It’s a mixture of soul and we started to capture all the crowds like black, white you name it, everybody.
The Jacksons interview
The Jacksons, Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine are interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about when they were teenagers, dating and whether they would hide while watching each other’s dates. Marlon comments:
Jermaine used to tell Michael and I ‘Yaw need to hide’ and play sleep’ ’cause we were just little so we do what he tell us to do.