Tired of Michael Jackson yet? OK, let's just talk the Moonwalk

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OK, so are you Michael Jacksoned out yet? The suddenness. The tragedy. The history. The questions. The children. The family. The memorial. Etc. Etc.

All of it kind of takes away from the the performances and the quality of the performer - a song-and-dance man unlike any we've ever seen. But like with all great entertainment icons and their signature moves, there's a raft of talented people who came before that offered inspiration and innovation to be picked up, perfected and made new again.

And the video above does a great job showing some of the men with the moves that fed into Jackson's signature Moonwalk. Check out his pass when he debuted the dance to Billie Jean during Motown 25 in 1983:

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