The first time Michael Jackson performed the legendary moonwalk was during his performance of Billie Jean on Motown’s historic TV special “Motown 25: Yesterday · Today · Forever,” which originally aired on May 16, 1983.
‘Motown 25’ featured almost every Motown artist which included: Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Miracles, The Temptations, Four Tops and many others.
Continue after the jump to watch Michael Jackson’s legendary performance.
I remember watching ‘Motown 25’ live on TV in 83. Michael Jackson electrified the audience as he seemed to float around the floor like a dancing machine.
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has just announced plans to re-air the special in its entirety for the first time ever on Feb. 28. PBS will run ‘Motown 25′ throughout March as part of the PBS Pledge Drive.
‘Motown 25’ offers a lifetime of Motown magic and memories for almost everyone.