Saturday, December 06, 2008

Stand By Me: Playing For Change

No online petitions, no Facebook groups, no email forwards. Just give 'em some rock and roll.

Originally written by Ben King, Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, then popularized by John Lennon in 1975, here's the classic "Stand By Me", performed by street musicians in different cities countries and captured in a film titled "Playing For Change". (Via Bill Moyers' show on PBS last night.)

I couldn't find a link on that website to the other song from the film - Bob Marley's "One love" - but there's a YT video. (There's even a choir from Chennai singing on it.)

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