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Thriller - Michael Jackson's Masterpiece


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Trevor Nelson celebrates today's 25th anniversary of :he release of Michael Jackson 's defining work, Thriller - a slick, nine-track Ouincy Jones -produced dance-pop album that spawned seven US top ten singles, including the two number ones
Billie Jean and Beat It, Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', and the title track. The programme looks at the LP's debt to MTV (and vice versa), and explores the dramas that plagued history's all-time bestseller, with input from Quincy Jones ,
Rod Temperton , ex-CBS president Walter Yetnikoff , MTV founder Robert Pittman and singer and moonwalker Jeffrey Daniel. Producer Neil Cowling
Music choices: page 128
Stuart Maconie on Thriller, page 37


Unknown: Trevor Nelson
Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Ouincy Jones
Unknown: Billie Jean
Unknown: Quincy Jones
Unknown: Rod Temperton
Unknown: Walter Yetnikoff
Unknown: Robert Pittman
Unknown: Jeffrey Daniel.
Producer: Neil Cowling
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

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Thriller - Michael Jackson's Masterpiece

BBC Radio 2, 1 December 2007 20.00

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