The Osmonds and the Jackson 5 had hit records at the same time. We were once playing a big show in Canada. The ironic thing is we were both teen idols, and all we wanted to do was go back to the hotel, and – while Joe and Katherine were talking to my father and mother – we went to the other room and played with toys.
I remember a few years ago, I went to Stevie Wonder to play him a cover I had recorded of his song "I Wish." And Stevie said, "Please, please, get close to Mike, because he really needs a friend right now." So right after that, I went off to Mike's house, and I played the track for him. This is right before everything hit the fan with all the trials. And I said, "We have always been linked in a parallel universe, with us and our families, but we've never actually done anything together." And his face lit up and he said, "What are you thinking?" And I played him "I Wish." And he loved the track with these two kids who are now adults talking about "I wish those days would come back once more." And he said, "I love it, let's do it." We were going to do a duet, and then he called me up as soon as that thing hit, and said, "I've got to pull out.