There’s a big discussion in this yahoo article about who invented the moonwalk, and the answer isn’t Michael Jackson.
I can’t say I much care, although I always thought Jackson’s dance moves were his greatest talent. But the article included this amazing video of Cab Calloway that I’d never seen before, although I’m familiar with Calloway’s singing:
Wow, just wow.
And here’s another video from the article that has a lot of proto-moonwalking on it. But I still think that of all the segments, Calloway’s is the most idiosyncratically impressive: