The Apollo Theater, in Harlem, New York, was the scene of one of the Jackson Five’s first appearances in the Big Apple, and has shown great respect to Michael. Shortly after his death a vigil was held there for Michael’s fans to gather and grieve in their own particular way.
It has now been announced that there will be a series of follow-up celebrations of his life. The first to be named is his induction into the Apollo Legends Hall Of Fame, which will take place at a gala next year.
Michael will also have a spot on the Apollo’s Hall of Fame, due to be constructed in the autumn, followed by a memorial plaque in the spring, installed in the theater alongside fellow inductees James Brown and Ella Fitzgerald.
The Apollo, which is non-profit making, has also taken possession of a 100 foot long blue plywood wall outside the theater which was used by Michael’s fans to leave memorial messages after his death in June. The wall was donated to the Apollo by the owners of the adjacent property