Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Michael Jackson did not invent the Moonwalk

Bill Bailey (December 8, 1912 – December 12, 1978) was an African American tap dancer. He was the brother of Pearl Bailey. Bill was the first person to be recorded doing the Moonwalk, although he referred to it as the "Backslide", in the film Cabin In the Sky (1943), starring Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and Lena Horne. He was married to Pernell Bailey, and had nine children and many grandchildren.

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