One World: Together At Home – the live streamed benefit event for COVID-19 frontline workers, raised $127 million last Saturday (18 April).
Put on by the World Health Organization, the Global Citizen, and curated by Lady Gaga – viewers from around the globe were treated to performances from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift, among numerous others.
During his live stream, McCartney said, “I’m very honoured to be part of this program tonight. It celebrates the true heroes: our healthcare workers all round the world.” adding that “as this COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis we have to all come together to fight it on a global scale.”
The Stones made their appearance – streaming from each of their respective houses to perform a stripped back version of You Can’t Always Get What You Want, led by Jagger on the acoustic guitar.
Keith Urban gave a high-energy performance of Steve Winwood’s Higher Love, accompanied by footage of himself shot earlier performing various different guitar parts.
The eight-hour long event – hosted by late night trio, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert – in total saw the participation of over a hundred celebrities, from Michelle Obama to David Beckham, urging viewers to observe safe hygiene and distancing practices, and reach out to political leaders on introducing widespread testing measures.
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