The Moonwalk Is 30
No, I’m not talking about Neil Armstrong’s “One small step...”, that was before I was born. It’s Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalk” that’s 30 years old. Can you believe it? It happened on a TV special celebrating Motown’s 25th anniversary. He was lip-syncing Billie Jean and just before the end of the song, he busted out the Moonwalk. It only lasted 2 seconds, but thanks to TVs only having 3 channels, (At least to the kids whose parents didn’t want to have “that awful cable TV”) everyone at school was talking about it the next day.
There is some controversy though. There are early versions of the moonwalk you can watch below, but credit goes to Michael Jackson.