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Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983)

Motown greats come home to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Motown Records. Big names like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The ... See full summary »

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Florence Ballard ...
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Renaldo Benson ...
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Cindy Birdsong ...
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Bunny DeBarge ...
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James DeBarge ...
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Mark DeBarge ...
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Randy DeBarge ...
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Dennis Edwards ...
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Abdul 'Duke' Fakir ...
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Melvin Franklin ...
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Motown greats come home to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Motown Records. Big names like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The Surperemes, and Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 make the night memorable and show us that Motown is yesterday, today, and forever.

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16 May 1983 (USA)  »

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This special gave us the debut performance of Michael Jackson's "moonwalk" as he sang "Billie Jean". See more »

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stunning show
17 February 2002 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

In thought this show was so brilliant, the performers were really great and I still enjoy watching the performers, but the performance that I enjoyed most would have to be Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. I loved the moonwalk and his dancing was superb as usual.


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