12 Mind-Blowing 'Soul Train' PerformancesThe iconic show became an institution, and these are its best musical moments
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The Jackson 5, 'Dancing Machine' (1973)
Sometimes performers played live on Soul Train, or did live vocals over a backing track, but the default mode was lip-syncing. In this appearance with the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson showed just how exciting a lip-sync performance could be, rocking the crowd and dancing up a storm – even doing the robot!