Vigil held for Michael Jackson at Motown studio
2009-06-29 02:59:41 GMT2009-06-29 10:59:41 (Beijing Time)
People gather near a memorial for Michael Jackson on the front lawn of Hitsville U.S.A., the Motown Museum in Detroit, on Saturday, June 27, 2009, for a third day in remembrance of the late pop music and cultural icon, who died Thursday at age 50 of an apparent heart attack. (AP Photo)
Having discovered Michael Jackson on TV, Mark Nobel from Hollywood drops a TV screen next to the star of the US music legend on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Grief turned into anger Saturday for fans of Jackson who bitterly accused his doctors -- and society at large -- for cutting short the King of Pop's tragic life. (AFP Photo)
A fan of US music legend Michael Jackson prays at the growing shrine at Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Grief is turning into anger for fans of Michael Jackson who are bitterly accusing his doctors -- and society at large -- for cutting short the King of Pop's tragic life. (AFP Photo)
Hundreds of people have come to the original home of Motown Records in Detroit for a candlelight vigil in memory of Michael Jackson.
Sharon Banks, a spokeswoman for Sunday's event, says at least 1,200 people came to the Motown Historical Museum to take part in the vigil. The historic Detroit building, dubbed Hitsville USA, was the launching pad for Jackson's career.
Banks says organizers ran out of candles to give to Jackson fans of all ages and ethnic groups.
Fans have gathered outside Hitsville every day since Jackson's death Thursday.
Hitsville includes Studio A, where Jackson recorded as a member of The Jackson 5. Motown Records founder Berry Gordy signed the brothers from Gary, Ind., 5 four decades ago.