Legendary music producer Clive Davis and former Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola talked with the ‘Today’ show co-host Matt Lauer about Michael Jackson’s early years, his influence on pop culture, and growing up in the spotlight. Mottola was especially gracious considering the charges had leveled towards him in 2002, saying Tommy was “mean … a racist … and very, very, very devilish.” Watch the segment, aired Friday (June 26), below.
Jackson 911 Call
June 27, 2009 – TMZ received a tape of the Michael Jackson 911 call made on Thursday, where the caller said the doctor was the only one around the singer when he collapsed at his Holmby Hills home.
“We are hearing the family is extremely upset,” Harvey Levin says in the report, which cited Demerol as the drug Jackson was allegedly given an hour before he suffered an apparent cardiac arrest. “The information we got is Michael Jackson was taking too much drugs, and possibly too much Demerol.”
The segment at MySpace has since been removed.
Fans Around The World Mourn Michael Jackson
June 26, 2009 – Almost one million people bought tickets for the 50 London Michael concerts that were scheduled to start in July, but a day after his death, there was a sense among the pop star’s legions of overseas fans that it’s now time to celebrate all that he left behind. Watch a report from NBC’s Dawna Friesen below.