As Dave Mason
likes to point out, Paul McCartney wasn't the first white guy to sing with Michael Jackson. The King of Pop was recording the album Triumph
with his group The Jacksons at Hollywood Sound studios in Los Angeles at the same time Mason was working on his album Old Crest on a New Wave
. When Mason realized he needed someone to sing some high parts on this song, he asked Jackson, who delivered an unmistakable performance. Jackson was familiar with Mason's work: he and his brothers performed Mason's song "Feelin' Alright
" on a 1971 Diana Ross TV special.