Michael Jackson – A Trip Down Memory Lane at the Apollo

Above: A vendor holds Michael Jackson t-shirt near Apollo
theater in New York. (Photo by Kidane Mariam for Tadias).

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Updated: Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New York (Tadias) – As the world waited for Michael Jackson’s public memorial at L.A.’s Staples Center, New York held its own remembrance ceremony in Harlem on June 30, 2009 at the world famous Apollo Theater, which helped propel the legendary singer to international stardom in 1967.

Inside the theater, a moment of silence led by the Rev. Al Sharpton was observed at 5.26 p.m., the star’s exact time of death.

And outside, admirers wrote their condolences on a temporary mural wall, and lit candles, placed flowers and souvenirs by the wall. They cried, sang and danced into the night.

Here is a short Tadias video of the scene outside Apollo Theater on
June 30, 2009.

Related photos by Jeffrey Phipps for Tadias.

More photos by Kidane Mariam for Tadias

4 Responses to “Michael Jackson – A Trip Down Memory Lane at the Apollo”


  1. 1 touched by soul Jul 6th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    The spirit of love is very well captured in this video. Michael Jackson is a great spirit, and so too are his fans who are keeping his work alive.

  2. 2 Baby Jul 7th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    The guy who is singing at the end got it down. He is good!!

  3. 3 cjniya Sep 7th, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Last year the Japanese most fashionable singer, Ayumi Hamasaki released her new album and selected songs in three ways; the tape, the CD and the memory stick. The memory stick has been design in a special shape and has been decorated in the unique way in order to show the features of Ayumi Hamasaki; fashionable, unordinary and hot. I think that is a good way to release the albums, especially for youth and teenage. Nowadays less people use the media player to listen to the music, except some musicians or philharmonics, they use the hi-fi set to listen to the music. But the memory stick is quite a good way to carry the songs. We could bring it around; it is small in size and could play wherever has the computers. But I think the memory stick is fit for the albums which the singer has passed away. As the singer had passed away, no more new songs will be brought out by that singer, and we do not need to buy another one or update the memory stick.
    I hope that my idea for the Michael Jackson’s memorial album could be caught out. As Michael Jackson is one of the greatest singers for our century, it is certainly that we, his fans, should have concerts for him every year. And next year is the first anniversary; a special gift should be spread at that time. A memory stick which is full of his songs in a rubber wristband shape could be the best. We could wear the rubber wristband in the concert or anytime we want, and listen to the songs it carries with a computer.
    I think it could be a cool way to commemorate him. The memory stick could be sold with the ticket for his first anniversary concert. As Michael Jackson is the one who was innocent childlike, he might like this idea.

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