Hip-hop history: Why was there a guy in a wheelchair sitting next to Michael Jackson at the 1990 American Music Awards?

When the cameras panned over to Michael Jackson during the 1990 American Music Awards, there was a guy in a wheelchair sitting next to him. Who was he? And why was he there? Shane points us to this clip.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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