Bill Bailey -The First Moonwalk – The Apollo Theater – New York – 1955


William Norton Bailey (December 8, 1912 – December 12, 1978), was known professionally as Bill Bailey. Born in Newport News, Virginia, Bill Bailey was an African-American tap dancer. He was also the older brother of actress and singer Pearl Bailey. Pearl was the first African-American to receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and … Read more

Bill Bailey Song

Bill Bailey

First published in 1902, the evergreen song “(Won’t You Come Home) Bill Bailey”, which was originally titled “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please…. Come Home?” is also simply referred to as “Bill Bailey”. The song’s and music were written by Hughie Cannon. Other notable songs written by Cannon include “For Lawdy Sakes, Feed My Dog,” “I … Read more