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Stevie Wonder Performs Poignant Goodbye at Jackson Memorial

Stevie Wonder Performs Poignant Goodbye at Jackson Memorial
Stevie Wonder Performs Poignant Goodbye
at Jackson Memorial
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 8, 2009) The world was watching Tuesday, July 7 when family, friends, colleagues and fans gathered to remember the King of Pop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. An estimated one billion people witnessed the biggest celebrity send-off of all time. YCAA, Inc. was honored to provide a Yamaha C7S grand piano for Stevie Wonder’s special performance of his ballad “Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer.”

Other performers at Michael Jackson’s memorial included Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Jermaine Jackson and Usher.

Approximately 11,000 people were given tickets to the memorial service in the Staples Center, 6,500 fans were awarded tickets to watch the memorial from the Nokia Theater directly across the street, and police estimate that more than 1,000 people crammed onto the sidewalks outside the arena to pay their respects to the superstar.

Watch parties gathered internationally from New York City, United States to Berlin, Germany to Sydney, Australia and beyond. The memorial was televised live on all major networks and was seen around the globe, with millions also streaming the event live online.

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Stevie Wonder Performs Poignant Goodbye at Jackson Memorial
— YCAA provides a C7S grand piano for the concert —