Michael Jackson, 1983
Yes, Michael’s super-star-making performance of “Billie Jean” at Motown’s 25th anniversary concert was lip-synched. But when the King of Pop is debuting history’s very first moonwalk, who cares that the vocals sound just like the track on Thriller?
God bless Freddie Mercury for turning lip-synching into performance art. The microphone is nowhere near the singer’s face during the bulk of this performance of “Radio Ga Ga” — but even so, you can’t tear your eyes away from him.
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