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Concert For The People of Kampuchea • Saturday, December 29, 1979

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City:
London
Location:
Hammersmith Odeon

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This was the last concert of Wings. From Wikipedia:

Concerts for the People of Kampuchea was a series of concerts featuring Queen, The Clash, The Pretenders, The Who, Elvis Costello, Wings, and many more artists which took place at the Hammersmith Odeon in London during December 1979 to raise money for the victims of war-torn Cambodia. The event was organized by Paul McCartney and Kurt Waldheim, and it involved older artists such as McCartney and The Who as well as younger, new wave acts like The Clash and the Pretenders. The last of the concerts was the last concert of Wings. An album and EP were released in 1981, and the best of the concerts were released as a film, Concert for Kampuchea.

As a direct result of personal contact last autumn between the United Nations’ Secretary General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, and Paul McCartney, four special charity concerts staged at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, from 26ā€”29 December. The proceeds will be directed to the emergency relief work of the U.N. agencies for the civilians in Kampuchea. Wings appeared on Saturday, 29 December in a show which included Billy Connolly, Elvis Costello, Rockpile and the complete Rockestra line-up. A good time was had by all. All the concerts were filmed for television by EMI Films and will be screened early in the spring of 1980.

From Club Sandwich, NĀ°17, 1980

From Wikipedia:

Rockestra was a Paul McCartney-led supergroup of at least thirty English rockers. The credited list appears at the bottom of the back cover of the LP. The name was first given to an assemblage of famous rock stars that were brought together by McCartney for the final Wings album, 1979’s Back to the Egg. The supergroup ā€“ which consisted of Wings, John Paul Jones and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, David Gilmour from Pink Floyd, Ronnie Lane of the Faces, Kenney Jones and Pete Townshend of The Who, and Hank Marvin of The Shadows ā€“ recorded two McCartney compositions, the instrumental “Rockestra Theme” and “So Glad to See You Here“.

Then, McCartney and Kurt Waldheim re-assembled Rockestra for a series of benefit concerts for the people of Cambodia (also known as Kampuchea), suffering from the reign of Pol Pot. This time, Rockestra consisted of, among others, Wings, John Paul Jones, Bonham, Robert Plant, Rockpile, James Honeyman-Scott and Townshend. Hank Marvin was not available and Gilmour for tax reasons had to decline, as he was with the rest of Pink Floyd in Los Angeles, California, where they had just finished recording The Wall and were in the midst of rehearsing for an upcoming concert tour.

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Pete Townshend (centre) of The Who leaps across the front of the stage while performing with an all star band headed by Paul McCartney (far right) and including members of Wings, The Who and Rockpile, during the Concert for the People of Kampuchea benefit gig at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 28th December 1979. Also pictured: Laurence Juber (far left), Billy Bremner (third from left), Denny Laine (fourth from left), Dave Edmunds (on right of group of guitarists) and Kenney Jones (on drums, back right) – Credit: Chalkie Davies.
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Paul McCartney (far left) and guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who performing with the Rockestra supergroup at one of the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 29th December 1979 – Credit: Denis O’Regan
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Hammersmith Odeon

This was the 28th concert played at Hammersmith Odeon.

A total of 28 concerts have been played there • 1964Dec 24thDec 26thDec 28thDec 29thDec 30thDec 31st1965Jan 1stJan 2ndJan 4thJan 5thJan 6thJan 7thJan 8thJan 9thJan 11thJan 12thJan 13thJan 14thJan 15thJan 16thDec 10th1973May 25thMay 26thMay 27th1975Sep 17thSep 18th1979Sep 14thDec 29th

Setlist for the concert













12.







18.

Waltzing Matilda Snippet

Written by Traditional


19.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney




22.

Encore


1.

Rockestra Theme

Written by Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Guitars
Howie Casey :
Horns
Laurence Juber :
Guitars
Steve Holley :
Drums, Percussion
Thaddeus Richard :
Horns
Tony Ashton :
Keyboards
Gary Brooker :
Keyboards
James Honeyman :
Scott: guitars
Dave Edmunds :
Guitars
Billy Bremner :
Guitars
Pete Townshend :
Guitars
Robert Plant :
Guitars, Vocals
Bruce Thomas :
Bass, Vocals
Ronnie Lane :
Bass, Vocals
John Paul Jones :
Bass, Vocals
Kenney Jones :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Carr :
Drums, Percussion
Morris Pert :
Drums, Percussion
Speedy Acquaye :
Drums, Percussion
John Bonham :
Drums, Percussion
Steve Howard :
Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Horns

Album Available on Last Flight

Album Available on Concerts for the People of Kampuchea

Album Available on Last Flight - Ultimate Archive Collection


2.

Lucille

Written by Richard Penniman / Little Richard, Albert Collins

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Guitars
Howie Casey :
Horns
Laurence Juber :
Guitars
Steve Holley :
Drums, Percussion
Thaddeus Richard :
Horns
Tony Ashton :
Keyboards
Gary Brooker :
Keyboards
James Honeyman :
Scott: guitars
Dave Edmunds :
Guitars
Billy Bremner :
Guitars
Pete Townshend :
Guitars
Robert Plant :
Guitars, Vocals
Bruce Thomas :
Bass, Vocals
Ronnie Lane :
Bass, Vocals
John Paul Jones :
Bass, Vocals
Kenney Jones :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Carr :
Drums, Percussion
Morris Pert :
Drums, Percussion
Speedy Acquaye :
Drums, Percussion
John Bonham :
Drums, Percussion
Steve Howard :
Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Horns

Album Available on Last Flight - Ultimate Archive Collection

Album Available on Concerts for the People of Kampuchea

Album Available on Last Flight


3.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Guitars
Howie Casey :
Horns
Laurence Juber :
Guitars
Steve Holley :
Drums, Percussion
Thaddeus Richard :
Horns
Tony Ashton :
Keyboards
Gary Brooker :
Keyboards
James Honeyman :
Scott: guitars
Dave Edmunds :
Guitars
Billy Bremner :
Guitars
Pete Townshend :
Guitars
Robert Plant :
Guitars, Vocals
Bruce Thomas :
Bass, Vocals
Ronnie Lane :
Bass, Vocals
John Paul Jones :
Bass, Vocals
Kenney Jones :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Carr :
Drums, Percussion
Morris Pert :
Drums, Percussion
Speedy Acquaye :
Drums, Percussion
John Bonham :
Drums, Percussion
Steve Howard :
Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Horns

Album Available on Last Flight - Ultimate Archive Collection

Album Available on Concerts for the People of Kampuchea

Album Available on Last Flight


4.

Rockestra Theme

Written by Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Guitars
Howie Casey :
Horns
Laurence Juber :
Guitars
Steve Holley :
Drums, Percussion
Thaddeus Richard :
Horns
Tony Ashton :
Keyboards
Gary Brooker :
Keyboards
James Honeyman :
Scott: guitars
Dave Edmunds :
Guitars
Billy Bremner :
Guitars
Pete Townshend :
Guitars
Robert Plant :
Guitars, Vocals
Bruce Thomas :
Bass, Vocals
Ronnie Lane :
Bass, Vocals
John Paul Jones :
Bass, Vocals
Kenney Jones :
Drums, Percussion
Tony Carr :
Drums, Percussion
Morris Pert :
Drums, Percussion
Speedy Acquaye :
Drums, Percussion
John Bonham :
Drums, Percussion
Steve Howard :
Horns
Tony Dorsey :
Horns

Album Available on Last Flight

Album Available on Concerts for the People of Kampuchea

Album Available on Last Flight - Ultimate Archive Collection


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