Rock Hall To Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson
CLEVELAND — This Sunday the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will pay a special tribute to Michael Jackson, at its 12th annual Rock and Soul Festival.
Michael Jackson died last Thursday after going into cardiac arrest, at the age of 50.
“Michael Jackson was one of the most creative and influential recording artists of the last 40 years,” said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “He was uniquely gifted with his talent as a songwriter, dancer and performer. While we deeply mourn the loss of any Inductee, few have generated the response from fans like the tragedy we learned of this week. His legacy will live on for a long, long time.”
Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 1997. The inductions were held here in Cleveland.
The event is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and is open to the public, and is being held at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum. People wishing to visit the museum and exhibit however, will still have to pay an admission fee.