Ten years ago today

Published on Wednesday 26 June 2019

Ten years ago today I was in line at BBC News – just behind one of Five Star – ready to offer an opinion about the death of Michael Jackson. “What do you want talk about?” asked the presenter as they ran some VT, my short interview following hours of celebrity tributes. “I could talk about the insurance implications of the 50 night O2 residency that just lost its star”, I said. Was it too soon to be focusing on the commercial side? “Oh, thats great!” said the presenter, clearly pleased to finally have a new angle. Whatever your views on Jackson, his death was the biggest story CMU ever covered. Last September we made a Setlist-style recap.