Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Fred Astaire Dancing to Michael Jackson's Smooth criminal.

Fred Astaire Dancing to Michael Jackson's Smooth criminal. 

 Fred astaire smooth criminal

What can I say other than two masters Fred Astaire in his movie "putting on the Ritz" and Michael Jackson's song "Smooth Criminal" fused together to make a more potent or should I say modern version of a great song and dance routine - Fred astaire smooth criminal.

Fred Astaire Date of Birth 10 May 1899. Omaha, Nebraska, USA Date of Death 22 June 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA (pneumonia

 Michael Jackson Date of Birth 29 August 1958, Gary, Indiana, USA Date of Death 25 June 2009, Los Angeles, California, USA (homicide)


The First Moonwalk - Bill Bailey - The Apollo Theatre - New York - 1955

This is one of the first ever moonwalks on film!

Bill Bailey tapping to a rather quiet instrumental version of the Larks' hit "The World is Waiting for Sunrise" performed by the Paul Williams Quartet.

He's the brother of singer Pearl Bailey, but he has nothing to do with her signature song "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey" which is a very old standard dating back to 1902.

 Bill's frequently credited with "inventing" the "moonwalk" because of a tapdancing move called "backslide" which he does in this filmed performance.

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