Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Love You Save
This clip from The Jacksons Variety Show has fascinated me since I rediscovered it a few years ago. This is from 1977, so Michael would have been 18 or 19 (he was only a month older than me). The quality of the clip isn't great, but take your eyes off the 'fros and the goofy '70s costumes and watch Michael's feet. He dances rings around his brothers, often stepping back for room to show off, then syncs up with them flawlessly. His feet seem to float, if you can use the word to describe his high-energy movements. Even after the success of the Jackson 5, you can see that he's destined to grow as an entertainer.