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Did you follow the Concert for Sandy Relief?

I've only seen a few clips of the Concert for Sandy Relief, but, by many accounts, it was a great success.

No matter that several critics have noted (correctly) how the concert mostly resurrected old white guys from England.

But, in fairness, perhaps the last time all these luminaries of the British rock invasion will share the same stage.

A writer at The NEW REPUBLIC notes the death of Ravi Shankar this week, and how he sparked the Concert for Bangladesh, really the very first rock 'n roll event for a greater cause...



http://www.tnr.com/blog/the-famous-door/111094/how-ravi-shankar-paved-the-way-the-concert-sandy-relief

Posted at 7:29am on December 14, 2012 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

Mike from Delaware
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 10:48am
What concert? First I've heard of it.

So maybe only old white English guy performers are willing to donate their time for a cause (remember their nation [United Kingdom] is far more socialistic than ours). The young multi-colored performers are true entrepreneurs (capitalists); they want money to play, because it's about them making as much money as possible.

Allan Loudell
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 11:13am
In fairness, New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi performed. Also Kanye West and Alicia Keyes.

Mike from Delaware
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 10:57pm
So your assessment in your commentary above was a bit exaggerated. Yet on the other hand, Springsteen and Bon Jovi aren't the top performers of today either, but they don't go back to the 60's as the Old Men from the British Invasion do.

Why is that a problem? Frankly the best Super Bowl half-time shows, in my opinion, were the Paul McCarthy and the Mick Jagger/Rolling Stones shows. So those old baby-boomers are still out there doing their thing. I think that's quite cool or as we used to say back in the day, groovy.


mrpizza
Sat, Dec 15, 2012 10:27am
I think this is a great way to raise revenue for such causes as concerts probably draw people who otherwise wouldn't just send an outright donation.

Mike from Delaware
Sat, Dec 15, 2012 2:17pm
Mrpizza: I totally agree. Let's face it, there all many Christian relief organizations that are there helping that also need donations: LCS (Lutheran Community Services), UMCOR (a United Methodist relief organization, The Assembly of God has one too, as does the Catholics, and others. Chances are many of the concert-goers haven't or wouldn't give to any of these groups, so yes, this concert gave those folks a "secular" organization they could donate to.


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