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30th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s moonwalk


 

Happy birthday moonwalk! Michael Jackson’s signature dance move turns 30 today.

According to ABC, Jackson first performed the moonwalk during the song “Billie Jean” for the Motown 25th anniversary special, which aired on NBC on March 25, 1983. Jackson had just released the album Thriller four months before.

Of course, the moonwalk wasn’t really Jackson’s. He borrowed it from James Brown, before he made it all his own.

Here’s how it looked, 30 years ago today. (Moonwalk is around 3:40 and 4:30.)


 
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