I'm sure I noticed a thread like this before but the search doesn't turn it up... Perhaps I was imagining it. So YouTube took me down one of it's quirky paths of links when I ended up at the Jacksons and Michael's performances on Motown 25. I remember watching this on a VHS tape with my sisters, we'd rewind it and watch it over and over. It was a big thing and watching it later, yes despite Michael's lip sync for "Billie Jean" (could he have done a live vocal with that much focus and energy on the outstanding choreography?) it was an outstanding moment. So my question is, the Jacksons were huge, Michael became even bigger, "Thriller" was released with a lead single of "The Girl Is Mine" in October (I find that an odd choice after all these years)... "Billie Jean" was released as single January 1983 and Motown 25 was filmed March 1983... Would you say that performance made "Thriller" and Michael even bigger... or did he hit that stage of supernova when "Billie Jean" was released as a single? Share your memories and thoughts on this one if you're interested!