It was 30 years ago that a 26-year old Michael Jackson surprised and delighted the world when he first publicly performed his” Moonwalk” dance move on the Motown 25 anniversary television special.
At the time, “Thriller” was his latest record, and it was on the way to becoming the all-time classic that we know it to be even today- going Platinum 29 times over and earing him 8 Grammys.
Watch his legendary performance and think what it must have been like to see for the first time – wow!
A few months after his televised moonwalk, he released a 14 minute video for the track “Thriller”, which went on to become the most influential pop video of all time.
On the 30th anniversary of what was arguably Michael Jackson’s most impactful year as an artist, Slacker has created a station that pays tribute to his legacy—including his best work as a solo artist, with the Jackson 5, and in his numerous collaborations. You’ll also hear the artists that inspired him along with the numerous artists that he directly inspired. Michael Jackson is Slacker’s Artist Of The Week.