Remembering Michael Jackson

Revisit a few special moments and places though Michael Jackson photos. Celebrate and remember the King of Pop.

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It all started in Liverpool where John Lennon formed a band called the Quarrymen with Paul McCartney and George Harrison. 960 1280

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After the Quarrymen, the lads formed The Beatles, and from '61 to '63 they played 292 shows at Liverpool's Cavern Club. 960 1280

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Over 40 percent of the US population saw The Beatles' historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. 960 1280

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The Beatles recorded virtually all of their groundbreaking singles and albums at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London. 960 1280

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In 1967 John and Paul wrote the double-sided single "Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever," inspired by childhood haunts. 960 1280

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Beatles fans pose for photos imitating the iconic "Abbey Road" album cover. 960 1280

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into NYC's Dakota building in 1973. John was murdered outside the Dakota on Dec. 8, 1980. 960 1280

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Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre section in New York City's Central Park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon in 1985. 960 1280

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The focal point of Strawberry Fields is a mosaic of a single word, the title of Lennon's 1971 song "Imagine." 960 1280

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Candles, flowers and pictures adorn the "Imagine" memorial at Strawberry Fields on the 29th anniversary of Lennon's death. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead played their first concert on December 10, 1965, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. This mural was painted on a wall in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood where the Dead pioneered the psychedelic sound with other local artists such as the Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin. 960 1280

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This poster for a 1966 concert at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco was the first appearance of the iconic "skeleton and roses" imagery used by the Dead throughout their career. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead lived at this communal home on 710 Ashbury Street from 1966 to 1968. Their neighbors included Janis Joplin, Country Joe McDonald and Charles Manson. 960 1280

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The Dead were renowned for amazing live performances. Strangely, the biggest musical festival of the 1960s ' Woodstock ' was not one of them. The Dead played under harrowing weather conditions and were literally shocked by their own instruments. 960 1280

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The concert hastily organized by the Rolling Stones in December 1969 at Altamont Speedway (pictured here in a recent photo) proved to be another disaster for the Dead. The band was scheduled to perform, but declined to play due to the increasing violence spawned by the Hell's Angels who were hired to provide "security" at the venue. 960 1280

The Grateful Dead made many appearances the famous Fillmore East club in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Several live albums were subsequently released of their performances there. 960 1280

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In 1974, the Dead embarked on a tour that featured a revolutionary sound system made up of hundreds of stacked speakers called the 'Wall of Sound.' The tour kicked off on March 23, 1974, at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA. 960 1280

The Grateful Dead's show at Cornell University's Barton Hall on May 8, 1977, is considered by many aficionados to be perhaps their greatest performance ever. The show became legendary after an audience member's tape and a high-quality soundboard recording began circulating among fans. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead performed several times at Colorado's unique Red Rocks open-air amphitheater that appears as if it were carved out of a mountain. This photo of guitarist Jerry Garcia and drummer Mickey Hart was taken in 1987. 960 1280

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Thousands of Grateful Dead fans gather at a memorial erected to the memory of deceased Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on August 13, 1995. 960 1280

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Deadheads dance during an August 3, 2002, concert at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Center featuring the 4 surviving members of the Grateful Dead performing as "The Other Ones." It was the first time they had performed together since the death of guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995. 960 1280

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Elvis Tribute Artist Competition

Elvis Tribute Artist Competition

Elvis lives! For the sixth straight year, Elvis impersonators gather from around the world to compete in the annual Elvis Tribute Artist competition. This year’s contestants hail from countries as far and wide as Australia and Japan. Who will win? Find out on the festival's final day, when the King is crowned. 960 1280

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Memphis Baseball Game

Memphis Baseball Game

Elvis and baseball -- celebrate 2 American icons during Elvis Week. The Memphis Redbirds kick off the 9-day commemorative event. Extra bonus: The first 5,000 fans to enter the minor league baseball stadium AutoZone Park receive an Elvis bobblehead that’s … all shook up! 960 1280

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Candlelight Vigil

Candlelight Vigil

Elvis Week began as an act of commemoration. In August 1977, shortly after Elvis Presley’s death, fans gathered at Graceland’s gates to remember the man who’d changed the face of music. The tradition has continued ever since. On the 30th anniversary of Elvis’s death, 75,000 fans held a vigil. That number is expected to be even higher this year -- on the 35th anniversary of the King’s passing. 960 1280

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The Peabody Hotel

The Peabody Hotel

Want to dress like the King? Head to the Peabody Hotel -- and look inside for a sign that says Lansky. Elvis got many of his early custom-made shirts from Memphis tailor Bernard Lansky. The two met in 1952, when Elvis was 17. Four years later, Lansky outfitted Elvis for his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In 2001, Lansky Bros. established a line of clothing called “Clothier to the King” -- find this 1950s-inspired clothing line in the Peabody’s lobby. 960 1280

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Elvis Presley 5K Run

Elvis Presley 5K Run

Well, you may run on for a long time ... or at least for a few miles. Runners begin their Saturday morning with a 5K run. The event kicks off at the gates of Graceland. The first 2,000 participants who cross the finish line receive a gold commemorative medal celebrating the 5K’s 30th year. 960 1280

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Elvis Gospel Concert

Elvis Gospel Concert

Elvis Presley won 3 Grammys -- all for his gospel recordings. The King’s love of gospel began early on: Growing up, he attended the First Assembly of God church in his hometown of Tupelo, MS. Later, in 1966, Elvis recorded with the Southern gospel quartet The Imperials. Hear group members Terry Blackwood and Joe Moscheo (pictured here) perform during Elvis Week. 960 1280

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Graceland Mansion

Graceland Mansion

Walk through Graceland for an intimate look into how Elvis lived. You’ll find no glass partitions here, just stanchions. The King’s spirit pervades the 7 rooms on display -- especially the green-carpeted Jungle Room. In 1976 Elvis converted the room into a recording studio where he completed the majority of his last 2 albums, From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee and Moody Blue. 960 1280

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Hard Rock Cafe (Beale Street)

Hard Rock Cafe (Beale Street)

Get your chance to meet the King -- at Hard Rock Café on Beale Street. Elvis contestants perform in 3 separate rounds, on 3 different nights. There’s also an Elvis meet-and-greet in which fans have a chance to meet some of the competitors. 960 1280

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Levitt Shell

Levitt Shell

Ever wondered where the first-ever rock ‘n’ roll show ever occurred? Music historians say it was here -- at the Shell Theatre – in Memphis’s Overton Park. A young Elvis performed at the Shell on July 30, 1954, as the opening act for headliner Slim Whitman. 960 1280

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Conversations on Elvis

Conversations on Elvis

In a career that spanned 150 albums and singles (certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum), as well as 31 feature films, Elvis worked with many people. Hear some of their treasured memories of the King in the festival’s Conversations on Elvis panel discussion. This year’s panelists include actress Mary Ann Mobley who appeared with Elvis in 1965’s Girl Happy. 960 1280

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