Awaited word eagerly. Then the names started trickling out, those signed on to play the free Live 8 show on the Ben Franklin Parkway July 2 ... Will Smith. Jay-Z. P. Diddy. Bon Jovi. Dave Matthews. Stevie Wonder. Maroon 5.
Is Fabian still alive?
It's going on in at five cities at once, in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome and here, all benefitting famine relief in Africa. It'll be called Live 8, as in G8. Sir Bob Geldof, then just the head Boomtown Rat who organized the original Live Aid 20 years ago at London's Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia's JFK Stadium, is again putting things together.
Is Chubby free?
What did we get here last time? Joan Baez, the Hooters, the Four Tops, Billie Ocean, Black Sabbath, Run DMC, Rick Springfield, REO Speedwagon, Crosby Stills & Nash, Judas Priest, Bryan Adams, the Beach Boys, George Thorogood, Simple Minds, the Pretenders, Santana, Ashford & Simpson with Teddy Pendergrass, Madonna, Tom Petty, Kenny Loggins, the Cars, Neil Young, Power Station, Eric Clapton, The Thompson Twins, Phil Collins, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Patti Labelle, Hall & Oates, Mick Jagger and Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Ron Wood and Keith Richards.
Ok, folks. There's room on this bill for a whole lot more. A dozen and a half acts, maybe. Let's help them with suggestions.
By the way, our friend Attytood over there at the Fab Tab has come to a similar conclusion.