On May 15th in 1988, Michael Jackson made the top of the “New York Times” best-seller list with his autobiography, “Moonwalk”.
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1982’s Thriller, had seven hit singles and went on to break all music-industry sales records and made Michael Jackson a worldwide superstar. Michael Jackson premiered his “moonwalk” dance move in a May 1983 performance previously taped for the TV special “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever.” The Motown 25th Anniversary Special boosted enthusiasm for the release and spawned the “moonwalk,” in which he appeared to be slowly moving forward as he
actually moved backward–that is now synonymous with Jackson.