March 25, 2008 1:00 PM Subscribe
Y'all think whatever you want about Michael Jackson now,
knaamean? But on this day back in 1983, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
was being taped before a live audience. Since he was no longer contractually tied to Motown, MJ planned to attend but not perform at the function; he was finally able to negotiate a solo spot singing a non-Motown song. Thriller
had been released more than a year prior; Billie Jean
had been the Number One single on Billboard's Top 100 for two weeks. It was time for a Pop Culture "Do you remember where you were when...?" moment.
And then came the moonwalk.
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