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Steve Lukather talks about "Beat It"

This video is from 10 months ago, but I just happened across it today. Toto's Steve Lukather talks about how he got to work on Thriller, met Paul & Linda McCartney, Quincy's nickname for him, and how he helped shape moments in "The Girl is Mine," and "Beat It."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwWfm-EY4aU

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #1 posted 09/21/20 7:40pm

slyjackson

He worked on Do You Know Where The Children Are as well, another good song.

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Reply #2 posted 09/21/20 7:44pm

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slyjackson said:

He worked on Do You Know Where The Children Are as well, another good song.



Didn’t know that, cool! Also an awesome song though I liked the 2010 version that leaked best
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Reply #3 posted 09/22/20 8:27am

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Luke is the man. He also co-wrote (and played piano on) George Benson's hit "Turn Your Love Around".

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SPYZFAN1 said:

Luke is the man. He also co-wrote (and played piano on) George Benson's hit "Turn Your Love Around".


I freakin' love that song. It's so catchy. Great tune.

I was really happy to find this video about "Beat It." "Billie Jean" was played on American Bandstand the first time I heard it. It was okay, but not great. Then I heard "Beat It" a few weeks later. That's when I lost my mind. I loved every bit of it.

I only mostly remember hearing stories by Quincy about Thriller sessions, and the one story Eddie Van Halen has told over and over. The Toto guys were all over that record, so it's very cool to hear their stories about it.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #5 posted 09/22/20 1:02pm

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alphastreet said:

slyjackson said:

He worked on Do You Know Where The Children Are as well, another good song.

Didn’t know that, cool! Also an awesome song though I liked the 2010 version that leaked best

Me too, and If I'm not mistaken that's the one he worked on.

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slyjackson said:



alphastreet said:


slyjackson said:

He worked on Do You Know Where The Children Are as well, another good song.



Didn’t know that, cool! Also an awesome song though I liked the 2010 version that leaked best

Me too, and If I'm not mistaken that's the one he worked on.



Yes! It sounds very mj!
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