Michael Jackson never claimed to have “invented” the Moonwalk, in fact he paid tribute to all those who came before him and inspired him to dance. Here’s some of the originals he was talking about.
ORIGINS OF THE MOONWALK
Dancers (in alphabetical order): Fred Astaire, Bill Bailey, Buck and Bubbles, Cab Calloway, Clark Brothers, Sammy Davis Jr., Daniel L. Haynes, Rubberneck Holmes, Patterson and Jackson, Eleanor Powell, Bill Robinson, Three Chefs (only the feet), Tip Tap and Toe (feat. Ray Winfield), Earl Snakehips Tucker. Video edited by CFJ
Origins of the Moonwalk
Bill Bailey from 1955 -- Is the Moonwalk this old?