July 13th, 1985 ; this was LIVE AID ...

Some similar historical concerts

Of course, the Live Aid concert was not the only charity festival, nor the only "musical event of a decade".
Here is a list of some similar events :

note : you can also visit the excellent site maintained by Kenny Sarh at [ http://www.woodstockproject.com ]



                     Before Live Aid ...








                     Before Live Aid ...

WOODSTOCK 69.
Date : 1969. Place : Woodstock.

Performers (in order of appearance):
Richie Havens
Sweetwater
Bert Sommer
Tim Hardin
Ravi Shankar
Melanie
Arlo Guthrie
Joan Baez
Quill
Country Joe McDonald
John B. Sebastian
Keef Hartley Band
Santana
Incredible String Band
Canned Heat
Grateful Dead
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Janis Joplin
Sly & The Family Stone
The Who
Jefferson Airplane
Joe Cocker
Country Joe & The Fish
Leslie West
Mountain
Ten Years After
The Band
Johnny Winter
Blood Sweat And Tears
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Sha-Na-Na
Jimmi Hendrix


THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH.
Date : 1972. Venue : Madison Square Garden. NYC
Cause : raise money for Bangladesh.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Badfinger
Eric Clapton
Bob Dylan
George Harrison
Billy Preston
Leon Russell
Ravi Shankar
Ringo Starr
Klaus Voorman


The Last Waltz
November 25th 1976. Winterland Ballroom. San Francisco. USA.
Cause: The Band’s final concert… an all-starr line-up and a Live Aid style grand finale.
Produced by Bill Graham.
Concert filmed by Martin Scorsese.
The american poets Michael McClure and Lawrence Ferlinghetti gave readings during the show.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Paul Butterfield
Bobby Charles
Eric Clapton
Neil Diamond
Dr. John
Bob Dylan
Ronnie Hawkins
Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Ringo Starr
Stephen Stills
The Band
Muddy Waters
Ron Wood
Neil Young

CONCERTS FOR THE PEOPLE OF KAMPUCHEA.
Date : September, 26-27-28-29th, 1979. Hammersmith Odeon (London, UK)
Cause: see concert title ;-)

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Gerry Brooker
Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Matumbi
Paul McCartney & Wings
Pretenders
Queen
Robert Plant & John Paul Jones & John Bonham (from Led Zeppelin)
Rockpile
Ronnie Lane
The Clash
The Specials
The Who


NO NUKES.
Date : 1979. Venue :Madison Square Garden. NYC.
Cause : anti-nuclear.
Performers:
Jackson Browne
Bonnie Raitt
Crosby, Stills & Nash
James Taylor
Carly Simon
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Doobie Brothers
Raydio
Chaka Khan
Poco
Ry Cooder
Gil Scott-Heron
John Hall
Nicolette Larson
Sweet Honey In The Rock
Jesse Colin Young


PEACE SUNDAY: WE HAVE A DREAM.
Date & Venue : June 6th, 1982. Rose Bowl Stadium. Pasadena. California. USA
Cause: support for peace and global disarmament
Att: 85.000

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Joan Baez
Jackson Browne
Rosemary Butler
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Donovan
Bob Dylan
Dan Fogelberg
Gary US Bonds
Nicolette Larson
Stevie Nicks
Tom Petty
Bonnie Raitt
Linda Ronstadt
Timothy B. Schmit
Gil Scott-Heron
Taj Mahal
Tierra
Stevie Wonder
Jesse Colin Young


PRINCE’S TRUST ROCK GALA 1982
Date & venue: July, 21st 1982. Dominion Theater. London. UK.
Cause: to raise founds for The Prince’s Trust charity.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Joan Armatrading
Gary Brooker (Procul Harum)
Kate Bush
Phil Collins
Jethro Tull
Mick Karn (Japan)
Madness
Robert Plant
Pete Townshend (The Who)
Unity
Midge Ure

ABRIL EN MANAGUA 1983
April 1983. Managua. South America.
Cause: a concert for Peace in Centroamerica. A very important one, because it was the most popular & politic show of the time involving such a great line-up of latin artists.

Performers (in alphabetical order):

Chico Buarque
Raymundo Fagner
Carlos Mejía Godoy
Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy
Adrian Goizueta
Grupo Experimental
Los De Palacagüina
Manguaré
Amparo Ochoa
Gabino Palomares
Silverio Pérez
Alí Primera
Quinteto Puertorriqueño
Luis Rico
Silvio Rodríguez
Mercedes Sosa
Daniel Viglietti

ROCK IN RIO 1985.
January 11-20, 1985. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
Cause: not a benefit concert, but, according to Harvey goldsmith’s words, a reference for Live Aid.

Performers (in alphabetical order):

AC / DC
B-52’s
Barao Vermelho
George Benson
Blitz
Erasmo Carlos
Baby Consuelo
Eduardo Dusek
Gilberto Gil
Pepeu Gomes
Nina Hagen
Iron Maiden
Al Jarreau
Kid Abelha
Rita Lee
Ivan Lins Ney Matogrosso
Moraes Moreira
Ozzy Osbourne
Paralamas Do Sucesso
Queen
Elba Ramalho
Lulu Santos
Scorpions
Rod Stewart
Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)
James Taylor
The Go-Go’s
Alceu Valença
Whitesnake
Yes


                     After Live Aid

HEART BEAT 86.
Date & Venue : March 15th 1986. National Exhibition Centre. Birmingham. UK
Cause: to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Organized by Bev Bevan.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
The Applejacks
Big Town Playboys
Electric Light Orchestra
The Fortunes
Steve Gibbons
George Harrison
Denny Laine
The Moody Blues
The Move
Robert Plant
The Rockin’ Berries
Ruby Turner
UB40
Roy Wood


SELF AID.
May 17th, 1986. RDS Arena. Dublin. Ireland.
Cause: all profits went to the Seld Aid Trust in order to avoid Irish unemployment.

Performers (in alphabetical order):

Auto Da Fe
Bagatelle
Big Self
Blue In Heaven
Boomtown Rats
Paul Brady
Brush Shields
Cactus World News
Chieftains
Clannad
Chris De Burgh
De Danann
Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Fountainhead
Rory Gallagher
In Tua Nua
Les Enfants
Light A Big Fire
Christy Moore
Van Morrison
Moving Hearts
Pogues
Chris Rea
Scullion
Stocktons Wing
Thin Lizzy
Those Nervous Animals
U2
Freddie White


PRINCE'S TRUST ROCK GALA 1986.
Date & Venue : June 20th 1986. Wembley Arena. London. UK

Performers (in alphabetical order) :
Bryan Adams
Joan Armatrading
Big Country
David Bowie
Eric Clapton
Phil Collins
Ray Cooper
Mick Jagger
Elton John
Howard Jones
Mark Knopfler & John Illsley (Dire Straits)
Level 42
Paul McCartney
George Michael
Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
Rod Stewart
Sting
Tina Turner
Midge Ure
Suzanne Vega
Paul Young


CONSPIRACY OF HOPE: FINAL SHOW 1986.
June 15th 1986. Giants Stadium. New Jersey. USA.
Cause: A special all stars final show in aid of Amnesty International.
Attendance: 60.000
Produced by Bill Graham.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Bryan Adams
Joan Armatrading
Joan Baez
Jeff Beck
Ruben Blades
Jackson Browne
Miles Davis
John Eddie
Peter Gabriel
Bob Geldof
The Hooters
Howard Jones
Stanley Jordan
Fela Kuti
Joni Mitchell
Neville Brothers
Yoko Ono
Peter, Paul & Mary
The Police
Lou Reed
Carlos Santana
Third World
U2
Steven Van Zandt



ATLANTIC RECORDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT.
Date & Venue : May 14th, 1988. Madison Square Garden. New York City. USA.

Cause: celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Atlantic Label.
All profits went to Amnesty International and other charities

Performers (in alphabetical order):

Gerald Albright
Dan Aykroyd
LaVern Baker
Bee Gees
Booker T. & MG’s
Laura Branigan
Ruth Brown
Rachelle Caprini
The Coasters
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Keith Emerson & Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Roberta Flack
Foreigner
Bob Geldof
Genesis
Debbie Gibson
Miki Howard
Iron Butterfly
Ben E. King
Led Zeppelin
Levert
Manhattan Transfer
Herbie Mann
Sam Moore
Nu Shooz
Wilson Pickett
The Rascals
Paul Rodgers
Paul Shaffer
Bobby Short
The Spinners
Stacey Q.
Carla Thomas
Rufus Thomas
Vanilla Fudge
Yes


PRINCE'S TRUST ROCK GALA 1987.
Date & Venue : June. 1987. Wembley Arena. London. UK.

Performers (in alphabetical order):

Bryan Adams
Mark Brzezecki (Big Country)
Eric Clapton
Phil Collins
Ray Cooper
Curiosity Killed The Cat
Dave Edmunds
Go West
Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
George Harrison
Jools Holland
Elton John
Ben E. King
Mark King & Mark Lindrup (Level 42)
Jeff Lynne
Alison Moyet
Labi Siffre
Ringo Starr
Midge Ure
Paul Young


PRINCE'S TRUST ROCK GALA 1988.
Date & Venue : June 1988. Royal Albert Hall. London. UK.

Performers (in alphabetical order) :
Rick Astley
Bee Gees
Mark Brzezecki (Big Country)
Eric Clapton
Joe Cocker
Leonard Cohen
Phil Collins
Ray Cooper
Peter Gabriel
Elton John
Howard Jones
Mark Knopfler & Alan Clark (Dire Straits)
Brian May & John Deacon (Queen)
T'Pau
Midge Ure
Colin Vearncombe
Wet Wet Wet


NELSON MANDELA 70TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT...
Date & Venue : June 11th 1988. Wembley Stadium. London. UK.

Performers (in alphabetical order) :
Bryan Adams
Amabuto
Amampondo
Joan Armatrading
Arnhemland Dancers
Ashford & Simpson
Aswad
Bee Gees
Jackson Browne
Jonathan Butler
Paul Carrack
Tracy Chapman
Chubby Checker
Eric Clapton
Joe Coker
Natalie Cole
Phil Collins
Jerry Dammers
Derek B.
Dire Straits
Eurythmics
Farafina Drummers
Fat Boys
Fish (Marillion)
Peter Gabriel
Al Green
Jonas Gwangwa
Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
Cissy Houston
Whitney Houston
Chrissie Hynde
Freddy Jackson
Salif Keita
Miriam Makeba
Johnny Marr (The Smiths)
Hugh Masakeba
George Michael
Youssou N'Dour
Jessy Norman
Courtney Pine
Salt ‘N’Pepper
Simple Minds
Sly & Robbie
Curt Smith (Tears For Fears)
Sting
Midge Ure
Steve Van Zandt
Wet Wet Wet
Stevie Wonder
Paul Young

NELSON MANDELA. AN INTERNATIONAL TRIBUTE. FREE SOUTH AFRICA.
Date & Venue : April 16th 1990. Wembley Stadium. London. UK.
Performers (in alphabetical order) :
Anita Baker
Billy Bragg
Jackson Browne
Tracy Chapman
Neneh Cherry
Natalie Cole
Jerry Dammers
George Duke
Peter Gabriel
Jonas Gwangwa
Chrissie Hynde
Adbullah Ibrahim
Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Jungle Brothers
Kopane
Patti LaBelle
Daniel Lanois
Letta Mbulu
Youssou N'Dour
Neville Brothers
Mica Paris
Bonnie Raitt
Lou Reed
Simple Minds
Stetsasonics
Dave Stewart
Terence Trent D’Arby
Steve Van Zandt
Neil Young


THE WALL - LIVE IN BERLIN.
July 21st, 1990. Potsdamer Platz. Berlin. Germany.
Cause: to conmemorate the fall of Berlin’s Wall. All profits went to World War Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief.
Att: 500.000 persons.

Performers (in alphabetical order):

Bryan Adams
Bleedin Heart Band
Paul Carrack
Chieftains
Tim Curry
Thomas Dolby
Marianne Faithfull
Albert Finney
James Galway
Jerry Hall
Michael Kamen
Cyndi Lauper
Ute Lemper
Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Sinead O’Connor
Rundfunk Orchestral Choir
Scorpions
The Band
The Hooters
Roger Waters


KNEBWORTH.
Date : June 30th, 1990. Venue : Knebworth Park (UK)
Cause: Silver Clef benefit foundation.

Performers (in order of appearance):
Tears For Fears
Status Quo
Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Robert Plant & Jimmy Page
Phil Collins
Genesis
Eric Clapton
Dire Straits
Elton John
Paul McCartney
Pink Floyd


THE FREDDIE MERCURY TRIBUTE CONCERT.
April 20th 1992. Wembley Stadium. Lomdon. UK.
Cause: pay tribute to the late Freddie Mercury and raise founds for The Mercury Phoenix Trust.

Performers in alphabetical order:
David Bowie
Roger Daltrey
Def Leppard
Extreme
Bob Geldof
Guns ‘n’ Roses
Ian Hunter
Tony Iommi
Elton John
Annie Lennox
Metallica
George Michael
Liza Minnelli
Robert Plant
Queen
Mick Ronson
Seal
Spinal Tap
Lisa Stansfield
Elizabeth Taylor
Paul Young
Zucchero
U2 (via satellite from California)


DYLAN 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELEBRATION.
Date : October 16th 1992. Venue: Madison Square Garden. New York. USA. 
Cause: celebrate the 30th anniversary of legendarious Dylan’s first album. not a benefit concert, but a Live Aid style show. 

Performers (in alphabetical order): 

Booker T. & The MGs 
June Carter Cash 
Johnny Cash 
Roseanne Cash 
Mary Chapin Carpenter 
Tracy Chapman 
Clancy Brothers 
Eric Clapton 
Shawn Colvin 
Sheryl Crow 
Bob Dylan 
Nanci Griffith
John Hammond 
George Harrison 
Richie Havens 
Sophie B. Hawkins 
Carolyn Hester 
Cissy Houston 
Chrissie Hynde 
Al Kooper 
Kris Kristofferson 
Tommy Makem 
Roger McGuinn 
John Mellencamp 
Willie Nelson 
Robbie O’Connell 
Sinead O’Connor 
Lou Reed 
Paul Shaffer 
G. E. Smith 
The Band 
The O’Jays 
George Thorogood 
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 
Eddie Vedder & Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
Don Was
Johnny Winter 
Stevie Wonder 
Ron Wood 
Neil Young


WOODSTOCK 94
August 13th & 14th 1994. Woodstock. USA.
Cause: not a benefit concert but the sequel of Woodstock 69.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Aerosmith
Allman Brothers Band
Arrested Development
Blind Melon
Blues Traveller
Candlebox
Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
Jack Casady
Jimmy Cliff
Joe Cocker
Collective Soul
Counting Crows
Country Joe McDonald
Cranberries
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Sheryl Crow
Cypress Hill
Del Amitri
Bob Dylan
Melissa Etheridge
Even Jackyl
Futu Futu
Peter Gabriel
Goats
Green Day
Bruce Hornsby
Huffamoose
James
Jorna Kaukonen
King’s X
Live
Lunchmeat And Three
Rita Marley
Masters Of None
Metallica
Roger McGuinn
Youssou N’Dour
Neville Brothers
Nine Inch Nails
Sinead O’Connor
Orleans
Paul Luke Band
Peacebomb
Porno For Pyros
Primus
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rekk
Paul Rodgers
Roguish Armament
Rollins Band
Todd Rundgren
Salt-N-Pepa
Santana
John Sebastian
Slash
Spin Doctors
The Band
The Cranberries
Traffic
Aphex Twin
Violent Femmes
Rob Wasserman
Bob Weir (Grateful Dead)
Zucchero

MUSIC FOR MONTSERRAT.
Date : September 15th, 1997. Venue : Royal Albert Hall (London, UK)
Cause: help hurricane victims in Montserrat Island.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Arrow
Jimmy Buffett
Eric Clapton
Phil Collins
Ray Cooper
Jools Holland
Elton John
Mark Knopfler
George Martin
Paul McCartney
Carl Perkins
Chris Stainton
Sting
Midge Ure


THE PARIS CONCERT FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL.
December 10th 1998. Palais Omnisport. Paris. France.
Cause: "the struggle continues" a special one show for Amnesty International.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Asian Dub Foundation
Axelle Red
Tracy Chapman
Peter Gabriel
Kassav
Alanis Morissette
Youssou N'Dour
Jimmy Page
Robert Plant
Orlando Poleo
Radiohead
Bruce Springsteen
Shania Twain
Dalai Lama (speech)


LINDA McCARTNEY TRIBUTE.
Date & Venue : April 10th 1999. Royal Albert Hall. London. UK
Cause: to paid tribute to the late Linda McCartney.
All proceeds from the event went to animal charities.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Elvis Costello
Des’ree
Marianne Faithfull
Neil Finn
Eddie Izzard
Tom Jones
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Johnny Marr
Paul McCartney
George Michael
Sinead O’Connor
The Pretenders
Heather Small


NET AID.
Date : October 9th, 1999
Cause: Eradicating poverty, helping refugees, saving the environment, securing human rights and relieving debt.
Official Web Site: [
http://www.netaid.org ]

Performers :

THE CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY.
Date : 2001. October 20th. Venue : Madison Square Garden. NYC.
Cause : pay tribute to NYC policemen and firemen.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Marc Anthony
Backstreet Boys
Bon Jovi
David Bowie
Eric Clapton
Sheryl Crow
Destiny’s Child
Melissa Etheridge
Jimmy Fallon
Five For Fighting
Goo Goo Dolls
Macy Gray
Buddy Guy
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
Jay-Z
Billy Joel
Elton John
Kid Rock
Paul McCartney
John Mellencamp
Adam Sandler
Paul Shaffer
James Taylor
The Who
Janet Jackson (via satellite from Pittsburgh)



UNITED WE STAND
October 21st, 2001. RFK Stadium. Washington. USA.
Cause: all profits went to Sept. 11th charity efforts.
Att: 50.000 people.
Promoted by Michael Jackson… just the day after The Concert for NYC!

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Aerosmith
America
Backstreet Boys
James Brown
Mariah Carey
Ce Ce Peniston
Destiny’s Child
Puff Duddy
Faith Evans
Billy Gilman
Goo Goo Dolls
Macy Gray
Al Green
Huey Lewis & The News
Michael Jackson
Carole King
Bette Midler
Christina Milian
Mya
N’SYNC
O Town
Pink
Rod Stewart
Angie Stone
Train
Usher
Janet Jackson (via satellite)

PARTY AT THE PALACE.
Date : June 3rd 2002. Venue : Buckingham Palace. London. UK.
Cause: celebrate Queen’s Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee. All profits went to charity.
Att: 12.000

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Bryan Adams
Atomic Kitten
Shirley Bassey
Tony Bennett
Blue
Emma Bunton
Eric Clapton
Joe Cocker
Phil Collins
Ray Cooper
Ray Davies
Tony Iommi
Elton John
Tom Jones
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Annie Lennox
Ricky Martin
Paul McCartney
Miss-Teeq
Ozzy Osbourne
Queen
Cliff Richard
S Club 7
Rod Stewart
The Corrs
Toploader
Tony Vincent
Brian Wilson
Steve Winwood
Will Young


CONCERT FOR GEORGE.
Date : November 29th 2002. Venue : Royal Albert Hall. London. UK.
Cause: a memorial concert to the late George Harrison. All profits went to Material World Charitable Foundation.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Gary Brooker
Joe Brown
Sam Brown
Eric Clapton
Ray Cooper
Tom Hanks
Dhani Harrison
Jools Holland
Jeff Lynne
Paul McCartney
Monty Python
Billy Preston
Anoushka Shankar
Ravi Shankar
Ringo Starr
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers


JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE CONCERT.
Date & Venue : November 16th 2003. Ryman Theatre, Nashville, Tennessee. USA
Cause: to paytribute to the late Johnny Cash.
Performers (in alphabetical order):
Brooks & Dunn
Laura Cash
Roseanne Cash
Tommy Cash
Carlene Carter
Cowboy Jack Clement
Sheryl Crow
Rodney Crowell
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Larry Gatlin
Emmylou Harris
George Jones
Kid Rock
Kris Kristofferson
Dave Matthews
John Mellencamp
Willie Nelson
Randy Scruggs
Marty Stuart
The Superlatives
Jimmy Tittle
Travis Tritt
Johnny Western
Hank Williams jr


TSUNAMI RELIEF CARDIFF [ Thanks to Libertine Fresco ]
Date: 22nd January 2005. Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales.


Performers, in order of appearance:
Camera
Katherine Jenkins
Keane
Raghav
Charlotte Church
Lemar
Craig David
Snow Patrol
Goldie Lookin Chain
Badly Drawn Boy
Aled Jones
Brian McFadden
Embrace
Kelly Jones
Manic Street Preachers
Heather Small
Feeder
Liberty X
Lulu
Jools Holland
Eric Clapton


There are also two official sites about the concert,
http://www.millenniumstadium.com/3923_3925.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/tsunamireliefcardiff


40th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: LOS 40 PRINCIPALES.
June 17th 2006. Vicente Calderón Stadium. Madrid. Spain.
Cause: benefit concert in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 40 Principales Radio Station;
all profits from the show went to aid the famine relief in Africa.

Performers (in order of appearance):
Melendi
Seguridad Social
Celtas Cortos
Jaime Urrutia
Revólver
Luz
Fangoria
Marta Sánchez
El Sueño de Morfeo
Mikel Erentxun
Álex Ubago
La Oreja de Van Gogh
David DeMaría
Malú
Antonio Orozco
Julieta Venegas
Coti
Antonio Carmona (Ketama)
Juanes
Loquillo
Pereza
Jarabe de Palo
Hombres G
El Canto Del Loco
Iván Ferreiro
Santiago & Luis Auserón
Ariel Rot
Los Ronaldos
Danza Invisible
Cómplices
Tam Tam Go
Los Secretos
Amaral
Nacha Pop
Rosario
Joaquín Sabina
Estopa
David Bisbal
Ana Torroja
La Unión
Miguel Bosé
M-Clan
Miguel Ríos
Manolo García
Shakira
Alejandro Sanz


CONCERT FOR DIANA.
Date & venue: July 1st, 2007. Wembley Stadium. London. UK.
Cause: In honor of the late Diana of Wales on the 10th anniversary of her death.
Att: 63.000
Promoters: Prince William, Prince Henry and sir Elton John.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Lily Allen
Anastacia
Natasha Bedingfield
Andrea Bocelli
Sarah Brightman
Diddy
Jason Donovan
Duran Duran
English National Ballet
The Feeling
Fergie
Bryan Ferry
Connie Fisher
Nelly Furtado
Ricky Gervais
Josh Groban
Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
Elton John
Tom Jones
Lee Mead
James Morrison
Orson
Donny Osmond
Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
Andrea Ross
Status Quo
Rod Stewart
Joss Stone
Take That
Kanye West
Pharrel Williams
Will Young


WE ARE ONE.
Date & Venue : January 18th 2009. Lincoln Memorial & National Mall. Washington DC. USA
Cause: president Obama’s inaugural concert celebration.
Att: 400.000
Performers (in alphabetical order):
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Jon Bon Jovi
Garth Brooks
Sheryl Crow
Renee Fleming
Caleb Green
Josh Groban
Herbie Hancock
Heather Headley
Betty LaVette
John Legend
John Mellencamp
Jennifer Nettles
Tao Rodríguez
Pete Seeger
Shakira
Bruce Springsteen
James Taylor
U2
Usher
Will.I.Am
Stevie Wonder


GRAMMY TRIBUTE CONCERT TO NEIL YOUNG.
Date & Venue :January 29th 2009. Los Angeles Convention Center. California. USA
Cause: to pay tribute to Neil Young’s long career.
Performers (in alphabetical order):
Dierks Bentley
Jackson Browne
T-Bone Burnett
Neko Case
Shawn Colvin
Elvis Costello
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Sheryl Crow
Everest
John Fogerty
Patty Griffin
Josh Groban
Grooveline Horns
Ben Harper
Emmylou Harris
Elton John
Booker T. Jones
Norah Jones
Lady Antebellum
Dave Matthews
Jason Mraz
Ozomatli
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Leon Russell
James Taylor
Keith Urban
Wilco
Lucinda Williams


SOUND RELIEF.
Date: March 14th 2009.
Venues: Melbourne Cricket Ground (att: 80.000) and Sydney Cricket Ground (att: 40.000)
Cause: to raise founds for those affected by Australian bushfires.
Raised: $ 5 million.
Organised by Michael Gudinski and Michael Chugg

Melbourne performers (in alphabetical order):
Bliss N Eso
Troy Cassar-Daley
Kasey Chambers
Gabriella Cilmi
Crowded House
Hunters & Collectors
Jack Johnson
Jet
Paul Kelly
Kings Of Leon
Augie March
Midnight Oil
Kylie Minogue
Shane Nicholson
Split Enz
Paris Wells
Wolfmother

Sydney performers (in alphabetical order):
Architecture In Helsinki
Coldplay
Eskimo Joe
John Farnham
Barry Gibb
Marcia Hines
Hoodoo Gurus
Icehouse
Jet
Little Birdy
Olivia Newton-John
The Presets
Josh Pyke
Taylor Swift
Wolfmother
You Am I


PETE SEEGER 90th BIRTHDAY CONCERT.
Date & Venue : May 3th 2009. Madison Square Garden. New York City. USA
Cause: to pay tribute to Pete Seeger. The show was also a benefit to preserve and protect the Hudson River.
Att: 15.000
Performers (in alphabetical order):
Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
Joan Baez
Billy Bragg
Ben Bridwell (Band Of Horses)
Tom Chapin
Bruce Cockburn
Guy Davis
Ani DiFranco
Steve Earle
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Bela Fleck
Michael Franti
Arlo Guthrie
John Hall
Ben Harper
Emmylou Harris
Richie Havens
Warren Haynes
Patterson Hood (Drive By Truckers)
Kris Kristofferson
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Larry Long
Molly Mason
Dave Matthews
Mike & Ruthy Merenda
Del McCoury
McGarrigle Sisters
Roger McGuinn
John Mellencamp
Scarlet Moore
Tom Morello
Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incident)
Taj Mahal
Tom Paxton
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Toshi Reagon
Tao Rodriguez
Tommy Sands
Pete Seeger
Bruce Springsteen
Teddy Thompson
Tony Trishka
Jay Ungar
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
Martha Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright
Dar Williams
Keller Williams


ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME 25th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT.
Date & Venue : October 29th / 30th 2009. Madison Square Garden. New York Cirty.USA
Performers (in alphabetical order):
Jeff Beck
Black Eyed Peas
Jackson Browne
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Dion DiMucci
John Fogerty
Aretha Franklin
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Buddy Guy
Mick Jagger
Billy Joel
BB King
Lenny Kravitz
John Legend
Annie Lennox
Jerry Lee Lewis
Little Anthony & The Imperials
Darlene Love
Metallica
Sam Moore
Tom Morello
Ozzy Osbourne
Bonnie Raitt
Lou Reed
Smokey Robinson
Simon & Garfunkel
Patti Smith
Sting
James Taylor
U2
Peter Wolf
Stevie Wonder


PRINCE’S TRUST ROCK GALA 2010
November 17th 2010. Royal Albert Hall. London. UK
Performers (in alphabetical order):
Tom Chaplin (Keane)
Eric Clapton
Phil Collins
Jamie Cullum
Paloma Faith
Tom Jones
Jools Holland
Mark King
Mike & The Mechanics
Alison Moyet
Queen
Status Quo
Ruby Turner
Midge Ure


MICHAEL FOREVER
Date & Venue : October 8th 2011. Millenium Stadium. Cardiff. Wales.
Cause: to paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson.
Att: 40.000

Performers (in alphabetical order) :
Christina Aguilera
Alexandra Burke
Craig David
Diversity
Jamie Foxx
Jackie Jackson
La Toya Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Tito Jackson
JLS
Gladys Knight
Leona Lewis
Cee LoGreen
Ne-Yo
Smokey Robinson
3T
Beyoncé (pre-recorded video)


JUBILEE CONCERT.
Date & Venue : June 4th 2012. Queen Victoria Memorial. Buckingham Palace. London. UK
Cause: to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Gary Barlow
Shirley Bassey
Alfie Boe
Cheryl
Commonwealth Band
Flawless
Renee Fleming
Jools Holland
Jessie J
JLS
Elton John
Grace Jones
Tom Jones
Lang Lang
Annie Lennox
Madness
Gareth Malone
Paul McCartney
Military Wives
Kyle Minogue
Cliff Richard
Ed Sheeran
Ruby Turner
Will.i.am
Robbie Williams
Stevie Wonder


LOVE FOR LEVON.
Date & Venue : October 3th 2012. Izod Center. East Rutherford. New Jersey. USA
Cause: to pay tribute to drummer / singer Levon Helm.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Jessi Alexander
Greg Allman
Dierks Bentley
David Bromberg
Matt Burr
Eric Church
Marc Cohn
Jakob Dylan
Mike Gordon
Warren Haynes
John Hiatt
Bruce Hornsby
Garth Hudson
Rami Jaffee
Jai Johanny Johanson
Steve Jordan
Jorma Kaukonen
Ray LaMontagne
Greg Leisz
John Mayer
Barry Mitterhoff
My Morning Jacket
Joan Osborne
Shawn Pelton
Grace Potter
John Prine
Jon Randall
Robert Randolph
G.E. Smith
Mavis Staples
Allen Toussaint
Joe Walsh
Don Was
Roger Waters
Lucinda Williams

12-12-12: THE CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF.
Date & Venue : December 12th 2012. Madison Square Garden. New York City. New York. USA
Cause: to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Performers (in alphabetical order):
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Eric Clapton
Alicia Keys
Diana Krall
Billy Joel
Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Paul McCartney
Nirvana (= Grohl & Novoselic & Smear)
The Rolling Stones
Adam Sandler
Paul Shaffer
Michael Stipe (REM)
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
Roger Waters
Kanye West
The Who


OKLAHOMA TWISTER RELIEF CONCERT.
Date & Venue : July 6th 2013. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Staduim. Oklahoma. USA
Cause: to help those who were injured by the Oklahoma Twister.
Att: 60.000

Performers (in alphabetical order):
John Anderson
Garth Brooks
Ronnie Dunn
Sammy Hagar
Wade Hayes
Krystal Keith
Toby Keith
Willie Nelson
Mel Tillis
Trisha Yearwood
Carrie Underwood (via satellite from Nashville)