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Public diplomacy in the age of globalization Benefit concerts
Feature musicians, comedians, or other performers and are are held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific, immediate humanitarian crisis. They raise both funds and public awareness to address the cause at issue. Notable benefit concerts 1791 Prague benefit for Mozart's family. 1808 Beethoven held four hour benefit concerts that included premieres of Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Piano Concerto No. 4 and parts of Mass in C. Johann Strauss played benefits in 1850s Modern benefit concerts During World War 2, benefits for war bonds, Russian war relief. 1955 concert featuring Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye and Jack Benny for performing arts center in LA. 1971 Concert for Bangladesh 1973 Rolling Stones for Managua 1979 Music for UNICEF concert 197980: Various concerts for Kampuchea, featuring Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship. 1985 Live Aid and Farm Aid 1986 Self Aid in Dublin, with U2, Van Morrison and The Pogues. 2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes. 2003 Half million see Stones, AC/DC, Guess Who in Toronto for SARS crisis. 2003 Dave Matthews Band in Central Park to raise funding for public schools. 2005 Live 8 organized by Bob Geldorf to publicize problems in Africa. Benefit concerts for tsunami victims, Hurricane Katrina survivors, etc. Concert for Bangladesh Crisis over independence of East Pakistan Ravi Shankar and George Harrison Beatle reunion? Eric Clapton Bob Dylan Triple album box set, film. Camera operators. Partition and civil war USA for Africa Inspired by Band Aid's 1984 fundraising single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and organized by Geldorf. "We are the World" written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones. Single was a huge hit, Grammy winner. Ultimately raised $50+ M for famine relief. Live Aid "The Global Jukebox" 13 July 1985. Wembley Stadium, London 72 K people. JFK Stadium, Philadelphia 90 K people. Also Sydney and Moscow. One of the largest satellite linkups and TV broadcasts of all time. 16 hours long. 1.5 billion viewers in 100 countries. Live Aid highlights Queen stole the show: "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions" David Bowie's "Heroes," dedicated to young son and children of the world. U2 established themselves as top live group f Phil Collins played at both Wembley and JFK, jetting on the Concorde. Fundraising
300 phone lines staffed by BBC. Geldorf : "People are dying NOW. Give us the money NOW. Give me the money now." Bob Dylan and Farm Aid. Hands Across America. Live 8 ...
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- Spring '05