When Michael Jackson first busted out the Moonwalk in 1983, little did he know it would become one of the most iconic dance moves of all time. But it turns out, the King of Pop didn't come up with the floor gliding move all by himself!
According to Michael's brother Marlon Jackson, his young nephew was the one who first introduced the signature move to the star.
"My nephew was actually the one who showed Michael the Moonwalk. He was about 10 or 12 and he was over at our house. Michael saw him do it and said, 'What is that?' After that, Jeffrey Daniel taught him it."
The late superstar first debuted the move during "The Motown 25 Yesterday, Today, Forever" TV special. Tito Jackson remembers witnessing that now legendary performance of "Billie Jean."
"Everyone was watching Michael, to see what he'd do. We'd never seen anything like his performance. And neither had anyone else. The whole audience was taken aback," he tells The Guardian.
Having just marked the fifth anniversary of the Grammy winner's death on Jun. 25, his five brothers share they miss their talented sibling every day.
"It was a sad day. But it felt good to think that I had a brother who was so tremendously talented and who touched — and changed — the world. I'm proud of Michael," Tito, who was four years older than his baby bro, says.
Adds Jackie Jackson of the anniversary, "I stayed home and listened to his music. It was all over the radio when I drove to the grocery store. I thought about my brother all day."
Watch Michael's iconic performance below (fast-forward to 4:14 for that fabulous Moonwalk)!
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