Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea


SD 2-7005
Vinyl LP
Released: 1981

Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea
Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea
Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea
Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea

Side 1
The Who - Baba O'Riley
The Who - Sister Disco
The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
The Who - See Me,Feel Me

Side 3
Queen - Now I'm Here
The Clash - Armagideon Time
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
The Specials - Monkey Man

Side 2
Pretenders - The Wait
Pretenders - Precious
Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - The Imposter
Rockpile - Crawling From The Wreckage
Rockpile With Robert Plant - Little Sister

Side 4
Paul McCartney & Wings - Got To Get You Into My Life
Paul McCartney & Wings - Every Night
Paul McCartney & Wings - Coming Up
Rockestra - Lucille
Rockestra - Let It Be
Rockestra - Rockestra Theme

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A curious juxtaposition of the last vestiges of 70's rock giants and punk / new wave of bands under the same banner.

The Specials track used in the film and album was Monkey Man with Neville famously scaling a rope to deliver his vocal. It would be interesting to investigate if any more footage of the band exists from what was clearly a very professionally filmed concert from December 1979.

Concerts for the People of Kampuchea was a series of concerts featuring The Specials, Elvis Costello, The Clash, The Pretenders, The Who, Wings and many more artists which took place at the Hammersmith Odeon in London to raise money for the victims of war-torn Cambodia.

The event was organized by Paul McCartney and Kurt Waldheim (the then Secretary-General of the United Nations). The last of the concerts was the final concert from Wings. The album and EP were released in 1981, and footage from the best of the concerts was released as a film, Concert for Kampuchea (also featuring The Specials).

Rockestra was a McCartney-led supergroup which for many marked the end of an era for many 70's rock giants and the Dawning of a new era for......