West 122nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue
Today is the King of Pop’s birthday-Michael Jackson. He would have been 53 years old. He passed away two years ago. If you want to remember Michael Jackson and his connection to Harlem, there are two ways to pay tribute to him.
First suggestion is to stop by the Apollo Theater. They have their own Walk of Fame, which features Michael Jackson.
Another suggestion is to take a stroll down West 122nd street between 8th Avenue and 7th Ave, also known as Frederick Douglass Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Blvd. There you can see the actual place where the ‘Bad- The Full Version’ video was filmed. There is a sign hanging on a fence on that street, which states, “Michael Jackson spent a few days on our block.”
If you haven’t seen the full version of Bad, which was filmed in Harlem, take a look here. It shows an entire different chapter of Harlem’s history.
And let’s take a moment to remember the person who brought us magical music for several decades, Michael Jackson!
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Jun 30, 2009 @ 14:37
HarlemCondoLife went to go check out the scene early at The Apollo Theater for the Michael Jackson public memorial. Based on these photos provided by Austin2Harlem, HCL’s new guest blogger, the lines are wrapped around the corner on 125th!
Jun 30, 2009 @ 11:09
Fans will be allowed into The Apollo Theater today from 2:15 to 8:30 PM to remember the “King of Pop.” Fans will be able to leave flowers and memorabilia at the foot of the Apollo stage. If you are interested in attending, better hurry up and take the A train to 125th Street. According to some tweets on Twitter, there is a long line forming already! See you there!
Pictures taken Thursday night by Harlemista at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater. R.I.P. Michael Jackson.