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GODFATHERS of POP

Jeffrey Daniel came to fame alongside Jody Watley and Howard Hewett in soul and R&B sensation Shalamar. The vocal group grew out of US music show Soul Train in the late 70s and enjoyed particular success in the UK with early 80s hits including A Night To Remember, I Can Make You Feel Good and Dead Giveaway. During a memorable appearance on Top Of The Pops in 1982, Daniel introduced Britain to the backslide – a dance that inspired Michael Jackson’s moonwalk. Daniel went on to choreograph and appear in Jackson’s videos for Bad and Smooth Criminal. He also starred in rollerskating musical Starlight Express.

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