Michael Jackson Tribute At The Apollo
Fans are gathering for a Micahel Jackson Tribute at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Under the famous marquee, eulogies will be delivered by Rev. Al Sharpton and the Apollo's president. The Apollo saw the birth of Micahel Jackson's career, when the Jackson Five won an Amateur Night contest in 1967. The emerging boy band then played 31 shows in one week for $1000.
Fans who got up early said they felt it was important to be there.
"I can't even remember how old I was when I first saw him on TV. I just knew as soon as I seen him, I fell in love," said one fan.
Amateur Night still exists, so music fans can catch the next Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, or James Brown.
Since 1934, every Wednesday night at 7:30PM aspiring artists and performers have graced the stage of the Apollo Theater in the hope that the magic of the hallowed stage and the approval of the infamous audience will launch their careers in the entertainment world.