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- Posted on Jun 28th 2009 9:59AM by Stephen Dowling
Badly Drawn Boy -- a man usually recognised more for his love for Bruce Springsteen than Michael Jackson -- played ''I Want You Back' in honour, while Dizzee Rascal, appearing on the Pyramid Stage, led the crowd through a rendition of 'Thriller,' a loose-limbed singalong salute to one of his musical idols.
"We lost a legend this week," Dizzee told the crowd. "So I think we should do a little something to remember all the great music he brought us."
Franz Ferdinand -- crossing swords with Springsteen as Other Stage headliners -- gave the King of Pop a rather saltier tribute, proper cuss words and all, as they brought their set to a chaotic close.
And Jamie Cullum, fresh from guesting with Spinal Tap, also took time to mine Jackson's work, airing 'Thriller' at the festival.
Jackson may be gone, but he is certainly not forgotten.