July 1, 2009

Thousands Line Up at The Apollo Theatre to Honor Michael Jackson

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Eyes Of World On NYC As Fans Flock To Famous Harlem Theater For Public Remembrance, Thousands Line 125th St. Rev. Sharpton Dances To Jackson's Music With Spike Lee

Fans from all over gathered to pay tribute to Michael Jackson at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater on Tuesday, where more than 40 years ago, the Jackson Five launched its career, and effectively, a new era in pop music with the introduction to Michael. Thousands lined up along West 125th Street with many adorned in large black sunglasses and fedora hats, while dressed in multicolored sequined vests or Jackson's trademark sparkling white glove. Tuesday's memorial, which began at 2 p.m., featured a eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. A moment of silence was called at 5:26 p.m., the time East Coast fans learned that Jackson had died. Read full story

See pictures of Al Sharpton and Spike Lee dancing in tribute to Michael Jackson.

See video from Channel 2 WCBS TV. Michael Jackson fans have been coming to the Apollo nightly since his death and haven't been leaving until 2-3am the next day.

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