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Blame it On the Good Times: The Life and Living Death of Michael Jackson

Barney Hoskyns, New Statesman, 6 July 2009

IN SEPTEMBER 1979, my friend Davitt Sigerson – then a very good white writer on black music; later the chairman of Island Records in America; still later the author of the fine novel Faithful – handed me an advance copy of Off the Wall and said it was going to make Michael Jackson a superstar.

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