Song Del Día: Shalamar – A Night To Remember

In my book this song is FLAWLESS…but then you have Jeffrey Daniel introducing the television world to the moonwalk a year before MJ’s infamous “first” moonwalk at the televised Motown 25 celebration in May of 1983.

Jeffrey Daniel was a top-level dancer (most notably a pop-locker) in Los Angeles, was a regular backup dancer on Soul Train, and apparently Michael Jackson was such a big fan of Daniel’s (according to Michael’s sister LaToya) that he sought him out, hired him to work with him, and most notably taught Michael the moonwalk (although when you do your Googles you’ll see that people have been doing a variation of moonwalk as far back as the early 1930s).

Anyways, here is one of my favorite all-time songs paired with one of my favorite all-time dance routines…oh yeah AND THIS MAN ALSO HAS AN AMAZING SINGING VOICE…talk about a double threat!….okay enough talking…enjoy the video!

(additional fun fact: in an interview on UK television Daniel shared that the reason he did this solo dance to his group’s song was because Jody Watley was pregnant at the time of this scheduled Top of the Pops appearance…but had she gone with him, we may have never had this performance….what a happy accident!)

Author: The Deacon of Speakin’

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