Backstage, they met for the first time, and that began a friendship that led to not only the moonwalk lessons but co-choreography credit for Daniel on the "Bad" and "Smooth Criminal" music videos. Michel somehow called the backslide the moonwalk. Add the first question. At least that "escalator" illusion that Daniel spoke of is. He went over my 'Billie Jean' performance, step by step. But if you want to know where Jackson got it from, the historical guesswork can come to an end and the answer can be summed up in one word:. Yesterday, Today, Forever which aired two months later was not his own innovation.
I did the spin and I landed on one toe.
Who Invented The Moonwalk? Hint: It Wasn’t Michael Jackson
Now the Moonwalk was already out on the street by this time, but I enhanced it a little when I did it. Later he invited me to his house, and there were more compliments from him until I really blushed. Jackson had been a fan of Daniel's. Audible Download Audio Books. It was born as a breakdance step, a 'popping' type of thing that black kids had created dancing on the street corners in the ghetto
Megan GayErik Hansen. It was born as a breakdance step, a 'popping' type of thing that black kids had created dancing on the street corners in the ghetto When I got backstage, the people back there were congratulating me. But before it was the "backslide," it might have gone by some other names. But if he did nothing wrong why would he or his people be worried about the public seeing the report? All I was really sure of was that on the bridge to 'Billie Jean' I was going to walk backward and forward at the same time, like walking on the moon. Michael was a little stingy with the credit in his autobiography, although he was quite open about the fact that his key move at the fateful taping for Motown