I feel like if we remembered that "Misirlou" came from the Middle East, all our oil wars would be over by now.
Michael Jackson Got His Dance Style From a Broadway Star
Among the many, many, many, many, MANY things that went wrong with Michael Jackson's adult life was his apparent inability to understand what a human face should look like. Which is especially weird when you realize that one of Michael Jackson's greatest gifts was mimicking people, specifically their dance moves. While most kids were still struggling with remembering to wipe their butts sufficiently, Michael Jackson was carrying his stunningly mediocre brothers on the strength of his yet-to-be-developed voice and impersonation of James Brown's spins, splits, and shuffles. Which he was stupidgood at executing.
"Can you boys on the left take about five steps out of shot? Awesome."