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- Posted on Jun 26th 2009 11:44AM by Adam Horne
"Michael was ... I mean, here's a little boy who could sing his little ass off," Williams recalls. "When he did one of Smokey [Robinson]'s songs, 'Who's Lovin' You?' ... at the end of it he would do this riff, and he did a riff that went off into a little minor bluesy kind of thing. I go, 'Now wait a minute, he's too young to be riffin' like that.'"
Williams also shared one of his fondest memories of the young Michael. In Chicago, the Temptations and the Jacksons had performed at Jesse Jackson's 'Operation Push' in Chicago. Later, the singers all had to pile into a U-Haul truck to escape an unruly mob of fans.
"I remember to this day, Michael said, 'Where's Otis? Where's Otis?' And somebody put the truck light on, and I said, 'I'm here, Michael. I'm right here.' And he looked up at me like a little boy and I never will forget that," Williams says. "It was so touching. He was so concerned, he wanted to know where I was. That high, squeaky voice going, 'Where's Otis? Where's Otis?' I love the Jacksons."
Michael Jackson died Thursday at the age of 50.