Today In 1987 “Prince's Trust Rock Gala”

June 5, 2016

 

Tonight in 1987…

The “Prince's Trust Rock Gala” is held for the fifth time at Wembley Arena in London…

 

The annual charity event features the music of George Harrison who performs While My Guitar Gently Weeps with Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr's version of With A Little Help From My Friends featuring Jeff Lynne...

 

The legendary concert includes performances by many other supporting star musicians…

 

The Prince's Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales, and Frederick John Pervin to help young people....They run a range of training programs, provide mentoring support and offer financial grants to build the confidence and motivation of disadvantaged young people...Each year they work with about 60,000 young people, with around 80% moving on to Employment, Education, Training or Volunteering...

 

The Prince's Trust is one of the most successful funding organizations in the UK and the UK's leading youth charity, having helped over 825,000 young people turn their lives around, created 125,000 entrepreneurs and given business support to 395,000 people in the UK..!

 

Band Lineup: 

 

Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
George Harrison – guitar / vocals
Bryan Adams – guitar / vocals
Dave Edmunds – guitar / vocals
Midge Ure – guitar / vocals
Mark King – guitar / vocals (Level 42)
Mark Lindup – keyboards / vocals (Level 42)
Elton John – keyboards / vocals
Phil Collins – drums / vocals
Ringo Starr – vocals
Tony Hadley – vocals
Ben E. King – vocals
Labi Siffre – vocals
Alyson Moyet – vocals
Curiosity Killed The Cat
Go West

 

 

Set List: 

 

01. Invisible - Alyson Moyet
02. Hearts Of Fire - Bryan Adams
03. The Wanderer - Dave Edmunds and Bryan Adams
04. Misfit - Curiosity Killed the Cat
05. So Strong - Labi Siffre
06. Running In The Family - Mark King and Mark Lindup
07. If I Was - Midge Ure
08. Don't Look Down - Go West
09. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
10. Behind The Mask - Eric Clapton
11. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
12. Barricades - Tony Hadley
13. Your Song - Elton John
14. Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) - Elton John
15. Reach Out, I'll Be There / Can't Help Myself / Same Old Song - Phil Collins
16. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - George Harrison and Eric Clapton
17. Here Comes the Sun - George Harrison
18. With a Little Help From My Friends - Ringo Starr and George Harrison, All Stars

 

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