– December 26th, 1979 – Queen Story!
London, UK, Hammersmith Odeon
‘Crazy Tour’

🔸1979 Kampuchea Concerts: McCartney, Queen, Who

Several years after George Harrison and Ravi Shankar organized the 1971 Concert(s) For Bangladesh, his fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, along with UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, organized a series of 1979 concerts to benefit the victims of war-torn Cambodia. The four concerts, which took place during the Christmas holiday at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, featured a Who’s Who – literally – of British classic rock stars.

A two-record set, Concerts For the People of Kampuchea, was released 16 months later by Atlantic Records, in March 1981.

“Between 1975 and 1979, Kampuchea (Cambodia) lost up to half of its population through war, famine and disease. Waldheim called it ‘a national tragedy, the proportions of which may have no parallel in history.’

Queen was the sole performer on opening night
(read more on ➡https://bestclassicbands.com/kampuchea-concerts-5-30-188/)

📷 Photo taken by Dave King
Source queenlive.ca website

👉 Short video ”39′
by Brian May and taken from ‘A Night At The Opera’ album, 1975
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