The Michael Jackson Memorial Service: We Are the World

The Michael Jackson Memorial Service: We Are the World

Michael Jackson was honored on Tuesday at a memorial service held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, while millions of people watched the service on live television throughout the world. Jackson died on June 25th at the age of 50 in Los Angeles. The 20,000-seat center was filled by Jackson’s fans, friends and others who had known him since he began his singing career with his brothers in the Jackson 5. During the service, there were performances by Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Hudson, among others. There also were appearances by Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Brooke Shields, each of whom provided touching personal anecdotes about Michael Jackson.

Toward the conclusion of the Memorial Service, a medley of singers performed We Are The World beneath a giant image of the world. They were later joined by dozens of hand-holding, racially-inclusive children, to sing Heal the World. We Are the World was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and originally recorded in 1985 by a supergroup of 45 popular musicians in order to raise funds to help famine-relief efforts in Ethiopia.

Michael Jackson Memorial Service: We Are the World

USA for Africa: We Are the World

Slide Show: The Michael Jackson Memorial Service

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Memorable Moments: The Michael Jackson Memorial Service

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4 Responses to “The Michael Jackson Memorial Service: We Are the World”

  1. Caramoan Travel Tour Package Says:

    Michael Jackson would still be remembered as the only King of Pop. We would surely miss him.

  2. Onthebuzz Says:

    This was definitely a befitting and memorable tribute and memorial to Michael Jackson (RIP). The music lives on – onthebuzz.

  3. Marilyn K Says:

    It was a great memorial…very fitting. Sometimes it was funny and sometimes it was heartbreaking like when Paris spoke about her father…thanks for posting the pics…

  4. acne treatment | acne therapy Says:

    all of my friends are Michael Jackson fans, we would really miss the King of Pop.

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