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News-Antique.com - Mar 20,2010 - March 20, 2010 -- Walter “Clyde” Orange a founder member of the musical group the “Commodores” had an ongoing joke with Michael Jackson. Every time the two met Clyde would ask Michael for his autograph.
Michael in his unassuming way always said no adding that Clyde was more famous than he. Clyde’s relationship with Michael and the “Jackson 5” began in the summer of 1971 when the “Commodores” were the opening act for the “Jackson 5.” Together the groups performed across the country in 40 cities and again on later tours.
The groups were both on deck again in 1983 scheduled to perform in the “Motown 25, Yesterday, Today, Forever” tribute television special. Michael had mixed feelings about doing television and had to be coaxed into it.
He performed with his brothers and Clyde said it was like old times but he added Michael clearly stole the show with his solo performance of “Billie Jean.” It was the first time he performed his infamous moonwalk dance.
On Nov. 21 Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions sold the legendary moonwalk glove in its Musical Icons auction at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, New York.
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