New Yorkers Mourn Jackson at Apollo Theater
Michael Jackson died today at age 50.
The Daily News describes the reaction in New York like this:
A wave of shock and tears washed over the city Thursday night as New Yorkers mourned the sudden death of Michael Jackson with memories of how his music touched their lives.
At the Apollo Theater in Harlem, fans stared in disbelief as the marquee was changed to read “In memory of Michael Jackson, a true Apollo legend.”
Spontaneous dancing broke out in the middle of 125th St. when someone began blaring Jackson’s 1983 hit “Billie Jean.”
Hundreds of young and middle-aged fans started chanting, “Michael! Michael! Michael!”
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