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Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever was a 1983 television special produced by Suzanne de Passe for Motown Records, to commemorate Motown's twenty-fifth year of existence. The show was also co-written by de Passe along with Ruth Adkins Robinson who would go on to write shows with de Passe for the next 25 years, including the follow up label tributes—through "Motown 40," Buz Kohan was the head writer of the threesome. The program was taped before a live studio audience on March 25 , 1983, and broadcast on NBC on May 16 . Among its highlights were Michael Jackson 's legendary performance of " Billie Jean " and the first appearance of the 'Moonwalk', a Temptations/ Four Tops "battle of the bands", Marvin Gaye's inspired speech about black music history and his memorable performance of " What's Going On", a Jackson 5 reunion, and an abbreviated reunion of Diana Ross & the Supremes, who performed their final #1 hit, " Someday We'll Be Together" from 1969. The quality of this DVD is 10 out of 10. This DVD is COMMERICAL FREE. The DVD comes in a protective sleeve. If you would like dvd case w/ cover art there is an additional fee of $2.50..please be sure to let me know when purchasing!! Thank you!