First Culture

Shalamar’s Jeffrey Daniel does the first Moonwalk on British TV

 

Some people reckon you can trace the moonwalk back to 1932 and a move that jazz singer Cab Calloway used to perform called the buzz. Michael Jackson made it famous in 1983 when he performed it during the Motown 25 TV special in the US, but we saw it here before that – when Jeffrey Daniel from US disco/RnB group Shalamar stunned British audiences with the slide on Top of the Pops in 1982. Even better, at the end of the song, he got one of the other dancers with the group to handcuff him and drag him back into a moonwalk across the dancefloor. What an absolute hero. Daniel would go on to co-choreograph Jacko’s Bad and Smooth Criminal videos with Michael.

>>watch video here

Like
Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry
Asconweb

asconweb

Add comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

We Remember

Shalamar’s Jeffrey Daniel does the first Moonwalk on British TV

by asconweb time to read: 1 min
0