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A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. Such events raise both funds and public awareness to address the cause at issue. A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. ... Allegorical personification of Charity as a mother with three infants by Anthony van Dyck Charity, meaning selfless giving, is one conventional English translation of the Greek term agapē. // Etymology In the 1400, charity meant the state of love or simple affection which one was in or out of regarding one... A humanitarian crisis or (in the language of history) a humanitarian disaster is a health or otherwise natural disaster which mortally threatens a very large number of people. ...


Benefit concerts typically feature popular performers working for little or no pay. The largest such effort in recent memory was the multi-venue Live 8 concert organized by Bob Geldof, who has arranged a number of similar events. Benefit concerts were also arranged following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and Hurricane Katrina. America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert organized in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon by the four major United States television networks. Official Live 8 DVD. Released 7th/8th November 2005 Live 8 was a series of benefit concerts that took place in July 2005, in the G8 nations and South Africa. ... Bob Geldof Robert Frederick Xenon Bob Geldof, KBE (born October 5, 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... The tsunami caused by the December 26, 2004 earthquake strikes Ao Nang, Thailand. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa) Damages $75 billion (2005 USD) (costliest Atlantic hurricane in history) Fatalities ≥1,836 total Areas affected Bahamas, South Florida, Cuba, Louisiana (especially Greater New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle, most of eastern North America Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Katrina was the... America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert organized in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and United States television networks. ... The explosion resulting from the crashing of United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower. ... The World Trade Center in New York City (sometimes informally referred to as the WTC or the Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings, mostly designed by Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki and developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ... A pre-9/11 view of The Pentagon, looking east with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance. ...


Albums or video recordings of performances at benefit concerts can provide additional revenue for the charitable cause to which the event is directed. Furthermore, the importance of the cause can lead musicians to put aside long-held grudges. Examples of this include the brief reunion of Roger Waters with Pink Floyd for their Live 8 performance; and the first post-break-up reunion of Simon and Garfunkel at a 1972 concert in support of presidential candidate George McGovern. George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is a British rock musician and songwriter. ... Pink Floyd are a British band noted for progressive rock music, philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art and elaborate live shows. ... Simon and Garfunkel, Bookends. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... George McGovern Dr. George Stanley McGovern (born July 19, 1922) was a United States Congressman, Senator, and Democratic presidential candidate, losing the 1972 presidential election to incumbent Richard Nixon. ...


Notable benefit concerts

Other notable benefit concerts have included the following:

  • 8 February 1847, Johann Strauss II premiers his 'Explosions-Polka' written for the 'Lust-Explosionsfest' (Joyful Explosions Festival), a benefit concert held in the Sträussl-Säle of the Josefstädter Theater.
  • January 16, 1853 - Johann Strauss II recovers from an illness in order to premier his new waltz, Phönix-Schwingen at a benefit concert.

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Parodies and other references

Like other notable cultural phenomena, benefit concerts have been the subject of parody. For example, a South Park episode, Chef Aid, features a concert held for the benefit of Chef, featuring performances by Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, and Meat Loaf. South Park is an American animated television series created, written and voiced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. ... Chef Aid is an episode 214 of Comedy Centrals animated series South Park. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ozzy Osbourne John Michael Osbourne (born December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England), known as Ozzy Osbourne, is the lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and is a popular solo artist and reality television star. ... Picture of Meat Loaf Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday September 27, 1947) is an American actor and rock and roll performer who is particularly noted for his smash hit album Bat Out of Hell. ...


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