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    Default Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    I have been wondering this for the longest time but couldn't find anything about it on the internet.

    Who is Michael talking to at the end of Free when he laughs and says: ''Ronnie, you are so silly''?

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    Default Re: Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    I think he said rodney...jerkins I'm guessing. But its an 80s song so idk

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    Default Re: Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    Sounds like he's saying ''Runny'' to me.

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    Default Re: Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    Ronnie Rancifer perhaps?

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    Default Re: Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    Quote Originally Posted by wonderouzmj View Post
    I think he said rodney...jerkins I'm guessing. But its an 80s song so idk
    Rodney Jerkins was around nine years old when the song was recorded lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zakk View Post
    Ronnie Rancifer perhaps?
    That is possible.

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    Default Re: Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    Ronnie Foster


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    Default Re: Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    Good find. I've actually never heard of Ronnie Foster. Had to look him up.

    Has anybody ever interviewed him? He might be a good source of information if he was in on the Bad sessions?

    EDIT: So he worked on keyboards for Triumph. Can You Feel It and Wondering Who. Somebody needs to interview him.

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    Default Re: Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    Quote Originally Posted by dethorro View Post
    Rodney Jerkins was around nine years old when the song was recorded lol.
    I did say although it was the 80s.

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    Default Re: Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pentum View Post
    Ronnie Foster

    I wonder if this picture was taken during the "free" session

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderouzmj View Post
    I wonder if this picture was taken during the "free" session
    Looks like 1986. When was Free recorded? 1985 or 1986? Yeah, most likely it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek1984 View Post
    Looks like 1986. When was Free recorded? 1985 or 1986? Yeah, most likely it was.
    Free was recorded by Bill Bottrell. He has worked on the Encino sessions from 10/01/1985 to 01/22/1987.

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    Default Re: Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek1984 View Post
    Looks like 1986. When was Free recorded? 1985 or 1986? Yeah, most likely it was.
    March 1986.

    (Source: Joe Vogel, who referenced the Bad album session calendars for the 2019 reissue of his book.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysThere View Post

    (Source: Joe Vogel, who referenced the Bad album session calendars for the 2019 reissue of his book.)
    Interesting. Didn't know that the reissue had these kind of updates.

    If you have the book by hand, when exactly (on which month) was "Cheater" recorded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysThere View Post
    March 1986.

    (Source: Joe Vogel, who referenced the Bad album session calendars for the 2019 reissue of his book.)
    Thanks. I thought that pic was 1986. That pic was definitely taken during the Free session. I wonder if they worked on anything else.

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    Default Re: Who is the Ronnie in ''Free''?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pentum View Post
    Ronnie Foster

    I wonder if they recorded footage of that...now that I think about it...ive not really seen alot of mj talking or doing anything (media) during 85-86. The thriller/bad transition. We saw we are the world & captain eo but other than that....I wanna see him some footage of him with thriller hair & bad face...(in context that looks so weird to say lmao)

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