On the sidelines of the Grammy Awards function CNN-IBN hopped into the Grammy museum in Las Vegas and spent some time in Michael Jackson's corner on Sunday.
There you'd find bejeweled gloves that Jackson would also wear offstage to feel like he was still facing the lights, still performing. Also showcased are his military-cut, sequined jackets; designer jackets, his favourite black Fedora hat he wore at many ocassions, and the legendary thriller outfit he sported at many a tour. And the biggest treat of all: handwritten lyrics of Beat It.
A few days ago these items — on loan to downtown L.A.'s Grammy Museum from Jackson's private estate — were part of the outgoing "Michael Jackson: HIStyle," a fashion-driven look at the King of Pop's royal style that opened back in February. Just as the last pieces were coming down to make room for the new Neil Diamond installation, word came of the artist's death on Thursday.
And so, the museum decided to put back some of the loaners and package it with a looping video of Jackson's Grammy performances and 13 wins to offer mourners comfort in the days, weeks and possible months to come.
The Grammy remembered Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, gifted singers who passed on quite young.