A trio of Beatles-related lots comprised more than one-third of the total sales at the Popular Culture: Rock and Pop Memorabilia auction by Christie’s.
A 51-year-old handwritten letter by Paul McCartney inviting an unknown drummer to audition for The Beatles will be featured at Christie’s Popular Culture: Rock and Pop Memorabilia Auction on Nov. 15, 2011 at the auction house’s South Kensington, U.K., location.
Bob Geldof is the subject of the latest edition of BBC 6 Music’s The First Time, which is hosted by DJ Matt Everitt.
The Web site of the UK radio station Absolute Radio is currently featuring several very interesting podcasts marking the 25th anniversary of the Live Aid concerts.
It’s been a quarter-century since Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof put together what has been, in hindsight, the most extensive multi-continental benefit concert to date, Live Aid.
Absolute Radio will broadcast a documentary about the 25th anniversary of Live Aid next week. The documentary will be aired in two parts. The first will be broadcast on Monday, July 12th at 10 p.m. BST (5 p.m. Eastern) and part two can be heard the following night at the same time.
The Live 8 concerts are over, and the world may never be the same — in a good way. Sir Bob Geldof, responsible for 1985’s Live Aid extravaganza, also spearheaded July 2, 2005’s, Live 8 event. It is hoped the G8 nations meeting in Scotland will agree to cancel the national debt of the many poverty-stricken countries in Africa and increase the continent’s financial and medical assistance. Microsoft’s Bill Gates appeared at Live 8 in London to lend his support and share his hope for better healthcare and a brighter tomorrow for everyone. Nelson Mandela appeared in Johannesburg, South Africa, to echo similar feelings of hope and insight.
Legendary musician, singer, songwriter and passionate activist Pete Seeger is the recipient of the 2010 WhyHunger Chapin Award.
The artists who participated in the recording of “We Are The World” were all told beforehand by producer Quincy Jones to check their egos at the door.
What a humbling experience it must have been to be a part of a project that not only yielded the biggest-selling single ever, but also raised millions of dollars for famine relief in drought-stricken Africa.
Getting the performers together for the making of “We Are The World” together was no easy task for Ken Kragen.