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Michael Jackson- The First Moonwalk

  • If you do an internet search for "the first moonwalk", you might expect to find references to July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to land and walk on the moon, but you won't! 

    Instead, you'll see MICHAEL JACKSON from the "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever is a 1983 television commemorate Motown's 25th year (Motown was founded in January 1959). The program was taped before a live studio audience at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on March 25, 1983, and broadcast on NBC on May 16." (Source: Wikipedia)

    Michael sang the "old songs" with his brothers before performing what became the legendary, "Billie Jean".  Anyone who was lucky enough to see the original airing will confirm that the performance was a moment that changed music history forever.  I was still in school back then and the next day, everybody was trying to moonwalk in the hallways!  (I bet adults were at work trying to do it, too!) 

    Michael Jackson was already very famous, but after that, his popularity soared to the moon!  The song, "Billie Jean", obviously became one of everybody's favorite songs and he performed it for many years, usually wearing the Black jacket and glove.  Watch the video and you can literally feel the excitement.