The August issue of Wax Poetics — the record collectors’ bible — is hitting stands now. Inside is a six-page spread on the upcoming exhibition, “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl” in which five artists from the show write about one of their favorite records.
The event captured the imagination of many young people all over the U.S.; it influenced those who wanted to change the extreme climate of the day the best way they knew how, through music. Other fundraisers bringing together activists and musicians would soon radically revolutionize activism around the world. Examples that followed the April 24, 1970 fundraiser at the Apollo theater; the Mayday New Haven 8 Concert, the Concert for Bangladesh and the Concert for The People of Kampuchea, Live Aid, Farm Aid, etc.