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June 20-26: Michael Jackson Fans Dance In Streets To Remember Icon

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Saturday, June 25 could havebeen a sad day, considering it is the second anniversary of the death ofMichael Jackson. But, instead, it was a time of celebration for fans of thelate King Of Pop.

Hundreds of Michael Jacksonsupporters danced in the streets of San Francisco Saturday in remembrance of the iconicperformer.

Organized by Bay Area FlashMob, the group began at 3 p.m. at Ferry Plaza before making stopsat the cable car turnaround on Powell Street at 3:45 p.m., Union Square at 4:15 p.m., and thecorners of Castro and Market at 5 p.m.

Enthusiastic participantsdanced to a medley of Michael's hits, "Beat It," "Smooth Criminal," and"Thriller." Similar celebratory tributeswere held in Atlanta, and Seoul,Korea.

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But flash mobs were not theonly ways in which Michael was memorialized. Brother Jermaine performedMichael's music at IIFA Rocks during the 2011 International Indian Film AcademyCelebration. Fans in Los Angeles visitedMichael's mausoleumat Forest Lawn Cemetery.And Michael's hometown of Gary, Indiana held a vigil outside ofhis childhood home.

Surely, all the expressionsof love must comfort Michael's family. In other music news this week, popdarling Katy Perry moved closer to tying a chart record with the world renownedentertainer. "Thriller," is the only album to have five No. 1 songs. Katy's"Teenage Dream" currently has four No. 1 songs, and is close to having itsfifth No. 1 with the "California Gurls" singer's latest single "Last FridayNight (T.G.I.F.)" that just jumped more than 20 spots to No. 4 on the popcharts.

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Famous Michael Jacksonimpersonator Weird Al Yankovic prompted laughs with the release of his latestparody video, "Perform This Way," a hilarious spoof of Lady Gaga's outrageous"Born This Way."

This wasn't exactly the best week ever, however, for AmyWinehouse or legendary country star Glen Campbell. The embattled Amy cancelledher European comeback tour after getting booed in Serbia. And "Rhinestone Cowboy"singer Glen Campbell revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

That's our wrap up for theweek. Get more details on these stories in the links below, and be sure tocheck back with us next week for another round up of the week's biggest musicnews stories. See you then.


1) Rock With You -- Flash mobs remember Michael Jackson's second anniversary of death.

2) Gentle On My Mind -- Glen Campbell announces his battle with Alzheimer's disease.

3) You Look Like A Lady -- Weird Al Yankovic releases Lady Gaga's parodyvideo "Perform This Way."

4) Queen Of Pop-- Katy Perry pegged to tie chart record with Michael Jackson.

5) Leave Of Absence -- Amy Winehouse abruptly cancels European tour.

Photo credits: Michael Jackson flash mob, San Francisco Chronicle; Jermaine Jackson, AP.

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