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Stevie to sing for Michael Jackson

The singer will be playing a rendition of I Just Called To Say I Love You with the lyrics changed to, Michael knows that I’m here and I love you at the funeral.

music Updated: Jul 06, 2009 10:33 IST

The funeral of pop legend Michael Jackson is expected to be unforgettable with a massive crowd gathering and Stevie Wonder performing as a final tribute.

The singer will be playing a rendition of I Just Called To Say I Love You with the lyrics changed to, Michael knows that I’m here and I love you.

“The memorial is going to be one of the most memorable and outstanding shows ever. There are still a lot of plans being discussed but one thing for sure is that Michael has always been a great show and sending him off with a great show is the best tribute we could pay him,” the Mirror quoted Jeffrey Daniel, of 80s pop group Shalamar – the man who taught Jackson his signature moonwalk.

He added: “There are still a lot of plans being discussed but one thing for sure is that Michael has always been a great show and sending him off with a great show is the best tribute we could pay him.”

The singer will be buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles County.

The crematorium has graves of Hollywood legends such as Walt Disney, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, Sammy Davis Jnr and Nat King Cole.

Also, his grandmother Martha Bridges is buried there. 11,000 tickets have so far been distributed to fans for the memorial.
Also 6,500 tickets have been allocated for the Nokia centre in Los Angeles where the service will be screened.

More than half a million fans applied for the free tickets in the first 24 hours they were on offer.