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Jacko tributes continue

By | Published on Monday 29 June 2009

Tributes galore continued to the King Of Pop over the weekend, with various artists and bands at Glastonbury incorporating tributes or clips of Jacko tracks into their acts, probably most notably Dizzee Rascal who told his audience “We lost a legend this week, so I think we should do a little something to remember all the great music he brought us”, before leading the crowd in a rendition of the ‘Thriller’ chorus.

In the US the first big tribute came at the BET Awards in LA, which were quickly rejigged so to celebrate Jacko’s music and life. Janet Jackson spoke for the late singer’s family, taking to the stage and telling the awards show audience: “My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful, so they elected me to be here”.

Music fans paid tribute by taking to the net and downloading and ordering some of Jackson’s classic recordings. So much so that at one point on Friday the top fourteen best selling albums of the day on Amazon UK came from Jacko, while Jackson tracks dominated the iTunes best seller lists. The impact was probably most obvious here in the UK, as you’ll see from today’s Chart Update.



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