Now I've got to admit I've always much preferred Jackson's early material to all that stuff he did after his nose started falling off and he began sharing his bed with children in a way that the academic literature generally describes as "creepy", but in my opinion history will show his greatest legacy was having paved the way for the most talented group of all, The Osmonds. To see what I mean just spend a moment watching and listening to Michael and his brothers here on Soul Train before grooving on down with this classic footage of The Osmonds at the 1972 Ohio State Fair:
Just look how well theses fine young Mormon boys in Elvis jump-suits were able to build upon the Jackson's choreographic foundations: don't miss the moment at 0:28 when Donny and his brother collide or, as it was colloquially known back in those wild and crazy days, "bump". Oh! Be still my beating heart!
I'm Father Christian and I teach the Bible.