Michael Jackson

Michael Cotten was the original keyboardist for the band the Tubes, which took full advantage of the innovations in synthesizers of the 1970s and 80s. Michael experimented with electronic sounds and the latest keyboards within the early recordings of the band. After his time with the Tubes, Michael...
Greg Phillinganes reminds one of a chameleon with his innate ability to perfectly blend into any musical situation or setting. While still a teenager, Greg had the opportunity to join Steve Wonder’s Wonderlove band. This opportunity would help shape Greg’s musicality, giving him exposure to and the...
Alan Sanderson cut his teeth as a recording engineer while working for Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood, California.  The opportunity gave Alan key skills in working in a large recording studio, which came in handy when Michael Jackson was looking to record a full choir for his HIStory album.  Along...
Bruce Swedien was working with Quincy Jones when Michael Jackson asked the two if they would work on his upcoming album, a thing called “Thriller.”  It became the biggest selling album on the planet and in same ways has overshadowed Bruce’s amazing career before and after “Thriller.”  As a...
Betty Wright was three years old when she was placed on a pile of phone books in a studio in order to reach the microphone when her family recorded gospel music. She began writing songs very young, many of which were performed by her siblings. In the 1960s, Betty made the move to R&B music and...