The legend of Michael Jackson seems to be growing all the time. More than a billion people are said to have watched his memorial service that was conducted at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. According to the LA Times, 1.6 million had sought tickets to attend; in the end, the hall was filled to capacity, with 17,500 inside. The occasion was somber and many celebrities shared their experiences with the King of Pop. Several television channels stopped regular programming for the memorial service. For many, it was an experience of a lifetime.