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How NOT to interview the Jackson 5!

Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 3 February 1973

NOW, FOR the express purpose of this article, let's assume you've already interviewed the J5 in a serious press call. Like the other journalists, you quickly discovered that the J5 are probably the easiest most co-operative subjects to talk to in the world. Jackie is cheerful, loves to answer your questions in great detail. Jermaine is very soft spoken, and is very inquisitive about his British fans. Tito is serious, he gives each question a great deal of thought. Marlon is perceptive, he can usually grasp the idea behind your query before you finish telling him. Michael is a joker, but when he's serious he's very intelligent and mature way beyond his years. Randy, likes to get involved in conversation and will ramble on with you about many things besides the specific questions you originally had in mind. BUT, when the press calls are over and you get to spend time with the Jacksons, their fun side comes out.

And even the best laid plans for interviews go wrong...

Total word count of piece: 1419


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