This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, file)

London - Fans of Michael Jackson celebrated the "King of Pop" on what would have been his 60th birthday on Wednesday by gathering at a temporary monument in the shape of a crown erected in his honour in London.

Braving the rain, fans imitated his famed dance and moonwalk moves around the 13-foot (4 metre) white, sparkling crown erected by record label Sony Music on the south bank of the River Thames.

"The first time I saw him in person, I was 18 years old, he came to London and it was just manic," said fan Mayah Thomas, now 31. "(Jackson was) really shy, but also really really personable. He would always try and make the fans comfortable."

Fans of the former King of Pop Michael Jackson pose for photographers to celebrate Jacksons Diamond Birthday Celebration with the installation of a giant 13 foot jewelled crown at London's iconic Southbank in London, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)


Jackson, famed for hits like "Bad" and "Beat It", had been rehearsing for a series of comeback concerts scheduled in London before his sudden death in 2009 at the age of 50.

Fans also took to social media to pay tribute to the "King of Pop".