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Posted: 04 Jan 05, 04:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to Brians site:

FM TRIBUTE ORGANIZER'S TSUNAMI CONCERT

According to CBC ARTS NEWS, bosses at the U.K.'s Millennium Stadium, in Cardiff, Wales, are attempting to organize a Live Aid-style concert to raise money for the victims of last week's Asian tsunami disaster. Paul Sergeant, general manager of the stadium, hopes to host a charity concert the weekend of Jan 22-23 and to raise a million pounds for a tsunami relief fund. Although too early to name artists, Seargeant said that organizers had "been chasing a strong list of A-list acts to see if they would be willing to take part."

During a previous stint as manager at Wembley Stadium, Sergeant organized the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness and a concert for Amnesty International. Each event took about a month to pull together.

Elsewhere - Cliff Richard, Boy George, Olivia Newton-John and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees are reportedly among those approached to record Grief Never Grows Old, a sad ballad written by radio DJ Mike Read, which it is hoped will be recorded and mixed this week and out in stores quickly - all funds from the single to go to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

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Interesting news... Maybe Queen + Rodgers get involved?? I think It's a good opportunity to do something for the people in Asia and at the same time it can be promotion for the coming tour.




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Posted: 04 Jan 05, 05:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard that some of the bands that might be on the event are U2, Coldplay and The Darkness.

I also read about the charity single. Mike Read said " It's a natural home for it, because people keep saying to me it's such a good song, but it's such a sad song."

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Posted: 04 Jan 05, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know about sad song its a shite song I heard Mike Read's version this morning. I, of course hope it raises millions. I'd pay £4.99 not to hear it if that helps.


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Posted: 04 Jan 05, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That song is fucking awful - you feel like slitting your wrists after 30 seconds. I won't be buying it, simply because it's an exercise for an out of work DJ to increase HIS profile.


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Posted: 04 Jan 05, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<h5><font color=gold>Linda Of The Valley wrote:

I haven't heard that song but I shall buy it even if it is truely awful. It's the least we can do if it's helping raise money.

Great news of a concert-I would love to go. I hope it raises a lot of money.


Believe me - its true what Banquo says, the song is fucking awful. I wont be buying either - I'll just give the money straight to the charities already involved.


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Posted: 04 Jan 05, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just for you Linda, Mike Read was once a dj with Radio 1 in the eighties, and a tv presenter on such shows as TOTP, Pop Quiz (80's version) and Saturday Superstore.


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