After talking to Tina Solomon I was hoping to interview Sarah Solomon, her daughter. Sarah was 3 years old went she met Michael Jackson. I didn’t know if she would remember much about the time they spent together but I still thought it would be a good idea.
The day after I talked to Tina I was back at her home, waiting to talk to her daughter. Sarah is now 22, and a very pretty young lady. I was surprised at what she still recalled about her time with the King of Pop.
Me: So, Sarah, what did you think of Michael when you first meet him?
Sarah: When I was young, I didn’t know any men with long hair and lighter voices, so when I met Michael I thought he was a girl. He does have a vibrant personality too!
Me: What did he think about you thinking he was a girl?
Sarah: I roughly know because it was a long time ago, but mom said that he thought I was a really funny girl.
Tina: Most parents coached their children before they meet Michael. Sarah had been in and out of studios since she was born. When she was a baby, her father worked in the sound department at 20th Century Fox. We sent a lot of time there. In fact, the house we were renting, at the time was owned by Jack Wolf. He was the headman at the sound department.
Me: So, Sarah, you were use to bring around famous people.
Sarah: Ain’t it cool? I feel super special having that many famous people around me when I was a toddler.
Me: What did you and Michael do together?
Sarah: Like I said, it was a long time ago, I remember being with him and other people doing art and watching TV.
Me: What did you think about Michael?
Sarah: He was a fun person to be around with.
Me: In what way?
Sarah: One time he put a rabbit mask on and acted really hilarious towards us. One time he was at the studio sounding like Elmer Fudd because he had a flu bug.
Tina: The weekend before he had a group of children at the ranch and came back with a cold.
Me: What did you watch on TV?
Sarah: I roughly remember it was cartoons and some other shows.
Me: Do you remember which ones?
Sarah: Who Framed Rodger Rabbit, Duffy Duck, and all kinds of cartoons.
Me: Did you like spending time with him.
Sarah: Always! Being around him back then is the biggest memory of all!
Me: Are you a Michael Jackson fan?
Sarah: Yes indeed, ever since I was little.
Me: What’s your favorite CD.
Sarah: It’s ‘Bad’ ‘Thriller’, and ‘Dangerous’, mostly every album of his music made in the 80s and 90s. Also, my favorite video is and always Moonwalker. It inspired me into music, science fiction, and it also inspired me to help others.
Me: Did you miss him?
Sarah: Yes I do. I miss the Michael the way he was when I first saw him.
Me: How long did you know him?
Sarah: The way I remember it, he was at the studio for about 3 or 4 weeks.
Me: If you could see Michael today, what would you say to him?
Sarah: Thank you for your help and the inspiration you gave us with your awesome music. Hope your goals for world peace will come true one day soon.
Sarah knew Michael at such a young age, but it would seem he was a great influence on her. As I think of the song “We are the World”, and how Michael tried to bring out the child in all of us, I can’t help missing him too.
May Peace be with You, Michael.