2012 Teenage Cancer Trust streamed on YouTube

Sunday, October 11, 2020


On March 29, 2012, Paul McCartney played the Royal Albert Hall for a concert benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust. From Wikipedia:

Teenage Cancer Trust is a cancer care and support charity in the UK that exists to improve the cancer experience of young people aged 13–24. Founded in 1990, the charity’s key service is providing specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals. It also trains and funds staff who are teenage cancer specialists. The units are dedicated areas for teenage and young adult patients, who are involved in their concept and creation. Medical facilities on the units are equipped with computers, TVs and game consoles. The charity also serves as an advocate for teenage cancer needs, promoting related research and national and international forums. It also provides support services and education related to teenage and young adult cancer.

Unfortunately, due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, the Teenage Cancer Trust couldn’t organize their yearly festival at the Royal Albert Hall. As a replacement, they decided to stream on YouTube some concerts from the past editions for free urging fans to donate, including the one from Paul McCartney. On this day, they streamed five songs from this concert on their YouTube channel:

  • Junior’s Farm
  • Let Me Roll It
  • Band on the Run
  • Back in the USSR
  • Get Back

From Teenage Cancer Trust:

Teenage Cancer Trust has launched a YouTube channel featuring exclusive and compelling music content to raise vital funds to support young people facing cancer across the UK.

Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen is an incredible archive of never-before-seen footage of live performances at the Royal Albert Hall through the years in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

This content will be free for fans to view but the artists and the charity are urging fans to donate.

Driven by our patron Roger Daltrey, a who’s who of world-class musical talent has played Teenage Cancer Trust’s gigs at the Royal Albert Hall over the last 20 years. All so young people with cancer get the support they deserve.

And now music legends are stepping up again, donating this exclusive footage to help make sure every young person with cancer can get support from specialist Teenage Cancer Trust nurses or youth support teams.

Because in 2020 that vital support is at risk.


Last updated on December 25, 2020


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