Michael Jackson and I would talked about Muhammad Ali. I was fascinated by his rhymes as a child and the inspiration he became for many people. Michael would go on to write the song Muhammad inspired by our conversations.
Don King who managed Muhammad Ali, and many others, managed fighter Roberto Duran at the time I met Michael Jackson. In telling Michael Hutchence about our conversations that we decided on the name Duran for a band. I spoke up and said, “Duran Duran!” remembering Garry Gary Beers name.
Michael Jackson then ask legendary promoter Don King to promoted the historic Jacksons Victory Tour in 1984.