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Jackson Memorial 'As Epic' As Woodstock? That's One Fan's View

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Jackson Memorial 'As Epic' As Woodstock? That's One Fan's View

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Jackson Memorial 'As Epic' As Woodstock? That's One Fan's View

Leland Sisk of Garden Grove, Calif., who says he was at Woodstock and that today's memorial for Michael Jackson is an even bigger cultural moment. Corey Takahashi hide caption

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Fans of the King of Pop are gathering at Los Angeles' Staples Center for today's memorial service for Michael Jackson, who died June 25 at the age of 50.

Last evening, correspondent Corey Takahashi spoke with one dedicated Jackson fan who has tickets to the service — Leland Sisk, 62, of Garden Grove, Calif. The computer specialist said he was at Woodstock in 1969, and that Jackson's service is going to be "beyond epic":

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Sisk also gets philosophical about how he thinks the service will affect Stevie Wonder and the other performers:

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Corey's planning to send us more photos and audio from the scene outside the Staples Center, so watch for them as the day goes on. And we'll be live-blogging as the time draws near (the service is set to get started at 1 p.m. ET; NPR.org plans to stream it here). For much more about the Jackson service and the pop icon's death, go here.