Michael Jackson: Apollo Walk of Fame
NYC’s Apollo Theater unveils its Walk of Fame
Workers on Monday began installing
sidewalk plaques in front of the storied Harlem theater celebrating
some of the artists who have performed there. Others include Little
Richard, Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight and the Pips.
The Apollo’s marquee on Monday also paid tribute to legendary jazz singer and actress Lena Horne, who died Sunday at age 92.
name it, Lena Horne had it all, and she will remain as a standard of
class and excellency in all of our hearts, Rep. Charles Rangel said.
Apollo, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, has been a pioneer
for aspiring black performers who were routinely turned away at other
venues in the 1930s. Through its legendary Amateur Night, the Apollo is
famous for propelling the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday,
Stevie Wonder, James Brown and others.
Jackson and his
brothers first performed at the Harlem theater in the late 1960s. The Jackson Five won its famed "Amateur Night," which catapulted their