Jackson at Apollo — 40 years after his $1,000 gig


Many years ago… TGO

Refer to brief story below. Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK – The Harlem theater that helped launch Michael Jackson’s career plans star-studded tributes to him this summer.

The Apollo Theater will stage a public memorial Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eulogies will be delivered under the marquee by its president and others.

Jackson and his brothers once did 31 shows in one week at the Apollo for $1,000.

Inside, DJs will spin Jackson’s music accompanied by video tributes.

Fans will be invited to write down their thoughts outside on a wall on 125th Street.

On Wednesday night, Apollo’s weekly Amateur Night will be dedicated to the King of Pop, who won the event the Jackson 5 in 1969. Audience members will be encouraged to “moonwalk” during the “soul train” dance line.

The theater also plans a star-filled memorial tribute later in July.

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