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‘MJ and me came together on the big stage’

entertainment Updated: Jun 27, 2010 15:59 IST
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Bappi LahiriI gave music to India in the 80s. MJ and me came together on the big stage," proclaims Bappi Lahiri, and eventually takes a MJ quiz after much cajoling. Here's what he said...

Why did Michael Jackson name his song Billy John, in the album Thriller?
BL: I don't know what this song is.
Answer: The famous song is called Billy Jean and not Billy John.

Which is the highest selling album in the world?
BL: (Asks someone) Thriller
Answer: Thriller

How do you plan to celebrate MJ's birthday on August 9?
BL: I am going to LA on August 9 to celebrate MJ's birthday with his brothers in a big way.
Answer: Michael Jackson's birthday is on August 29.

Why did MJ and Quincy Jones write the song We Are The World?
BL: Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson have always been together. This is why they wrote 'We are the world' together.
Answer: Quincy Jones was the conductor of We are the world. It was Lionel Richie who wrote the song with MJ for African famine victims.

What is MJ's full name?
BL: I don't know, I just know MJ.
Answer: Michael Joseph Jackson

At what age did MJ die?
BL: (Asks someone) I think at 50.
Answer: 50

How many brothers does MJ have?
BL: Four, and I know all of them. Even Janet Jackson.
Answer: Michael had five brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy.