This is not really a famous photo as much as it is a famous image. Michael Jackson, an
American pop star, was known as the “King of Pop” and here’s the dance move that
sent him moonwalking to global fame. The “moonwalk” is a dance move that creates
the illusion of gliding backwards while attempting to move forward.
Jackson first performed the move during an appearance on a television special in 1983.
It introduced Jackson, who had long performed with his brothers, as a solo performer
in his own right who went on to electrify audiences and sell millions of records over the
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