Mourning at the Apollo Theatre and in Motown

Friday, June 26, 2009


After the news of Michael Jackson’s death, his fans went out into the streets and to the places that he was associated with in their cities. Togther, they shared memories, listened to Jackson's music—and sang along.

In New York, people gravitated to the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, where Jackson had his first big break. And in Detroit, people found themselves standing on the steps of the Motown Historical Museum.

Joining us are two people who joined the vigils. Terrance McKnight, WNYC’s Music Host, went out to the Apollo, while Amanda Le Claire , a producer at WDET in Detroit, headed towards Motown.

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"What people will remember are these tunes. People will be able to separate the man, or his lifestyle, from the music."
— WNYC music host Terrance McKnight on Michael Jackson


Amanda Le Claire and Terrance McKnight

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher


Jen Poyant

Comments [1]


A big loss for pop music...a very sad news

Jun. 26 2009 12:16 PM

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