Michael Jackson's glittery glove up for auction
Did you grow up running around the house wearing one white glove like your hero Michael Jackson, pretending you could both sing and dance while warbling Billie Jean off key and pretending to moonwalk? Well here's your shot at the real thing. The glove, we mean, not singing and dancing.
The glittery glove MJ wore when he first performed the moonwalk on a Motown 25th anniversary TV special in 1983 is going up for auction. And while there have been plenty of gloves sold in the past, this is the original -- a store-bought affair with a mesh of rhinestones put on it.
"There's a hundred other gloves out there, but this is the one you want. He blew up after that (performance) with Billie Jean," Walter "Clyde" Orange, a 62-year-old founding member of the Commodores, told the AP. "The world should see this. This is the first. That's the song that made him shoot through the roof as a superstar."
Jackson gave Orange the glove back in 1983, and after the superstar's death, Clyde decided he couldn't keep it. He hopes it will be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or some such. That's why he's putting it up for auction at the Time Square Hard Rock Cafe on Nov. 21 instead of just donating it, right? (To be fair, he's giving the proceeds to MusiCares, which helps musicians struggling with substance abuse.)