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Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:05 pm

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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:07 pm

So? He still made it the sensation it is today...
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:13 pm

In more recent times (relatively speaking) I remember seeing Jeffrey Daniel of Shalamar moonwalking to 'A Night to Remember' before MJ was ever shown doing it.
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:16 pm

This is old news.



I don't think Michael Jackson has ever claimed that he invented the Moonwalk

However he is the one that has made it really famous and took it from the streets of America and where it is now.
 
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:33 pm

I thought it was Neil Armstrong??  Wink
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:46 pm



Quoting Mayor (Reply 4):
I thought it was Neil Armstrong??  

LOL Big grin
Edwin Aldrin also... err, yeah he was second!
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:51 pm



Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 5):
Quoting Mayor (Reply 4):
I thought it was Neil Armstrong??

LOL
Edwin Aldrin also... err, yeah he was second!

Yeah, but old Buzz sure wanted to be first and lobbied for it until the choice was made of Armstrong.
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:12 am

MJ never claimed to have invented it, as mentioned earlier. I think it was more the hardcore fans that wanted to claim that this was the case.
But he brought the moonwalk to a different level, and what became what it is today.
He basically fine tuned to perfection.

I did the moonwalk for several years as I was doing street-dancing back in the 80's. (damn I'm getting old) Big grin

By the way, the guy in the video at 1:55 - 2:06 is really good.

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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:51 am



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 2):
In more recent times (relatively speaking) I remember seeing Jeffrey Daniel of Shalamar moonwalking to 'A Night to Remember' before MJ was ever shown doing it.

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If I am not mistaken, Michael Jackson even credited Jeffrey Daniel for inspiring him do the Moonwalk.

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 2):
'A Night to Remember'

I can play that song on guitar.  Smile
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:52 am

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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:30 pm

This was London, yesterday.

I like it  Smile

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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:07 pm

Varig707, not only did he NOT invent it, he credited it to someone else.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):


If I am not mistaken, Michael Jackson even credited Jeffrey Daniel for inspiring him do the Moonwalk.

Not quite. His inspiration was Marcel Marceau. And there was a soundbyte from Marceau acknowledging it and thanking Jackson.
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:21 pm

Yeah, but he sure touched a lot of people.....
 
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:32 pm



Quoting Us330 (Reply 12):
Yeah, but he sure touched a lot of people.....

Ah but will there ever be Jackson impersonators marrying people in Vegas?
 
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:58 pm



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 13):
Ah but will there ever be Jackson impersonators marrying people in Vegas?

Time will tell. I wouldnt be surprised.
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:57 pm

He may not have invented it, but he made it a worldwide phenomena. Often, those who invent something don't cash in on how big it becomes.
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:06 pm

I think it was more the whole package: moonwalk/the hat/the white glow and his music on top of it.

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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:13 pm



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 13):
Ah but will there ever be Jackson impersonators marrying people in Vegas?

Only when it becomes legal for NAMBLA members to marry their one and only true love....
 
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:19 pm



Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 5):
I thought it was Neil Armstrong??

LOL Big grin
Edwin Aldrin also... err, yeah he was second!

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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:54 pm



Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 15):
He may not have invented it, but he made it a worldwide phenomena. Often, those who invent something don't cash in on how big it becomes.

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Same for Elvis and other entertainers that cashed in on other people's music, dance, act, etc...
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:43 am



Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
Same for Elvis and other entertainers that cashed in on other people's music, dance, act, etc...

Yeah, but back in those early days of Rock & Roll, many performers started out by doing "covers" of others' songs and actually making that version more popular than the original.

Elvis was still a pretty original act, overall.
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:18 am



Quoting Mayor (Reply 20):
Elvis was still a pretty original act, overall.

That only wrote 9 songs in his entire life.
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RE: Michael Jackson Did Not Invent The Moon Walk

Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:16 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
That only wrote 9 songs in his entire life.

I never said he was a prolific songwriter. Not every performer writes his own material. Plenty of musicians out there that rely on the many songwriters that are available. Actually, that's more songs than many other performers have written. Not everyone is a songwriter; not everyone is a performer. There are some songwriters that think they're performers, but should probably stick to writing. Then there are the truly talented ones that can do both.
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