Last Saturday, April 18th, was marked by a wonderful virtual concert in support of all the doctors who are fighting coronavirus. One World: Together At Home was organized by the anti-poverty organization Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise funds for health care workers around the world.
Over 100 popular musical artists took part in the event including The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eilish, The Killers, Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Adam Lambert, Charlie Puth, Angèle and many others. They sang the hits of different times at home to their accompaniment.
Lady Gaga, who was in charge of the concert lineup, sang “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin.
The Rolling Stones performed separately from their homes, singing the 1969 classic song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”.
Elton John sang “I’m Still Standing”.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sang the famous band’s song “Wake Me Up When September Ends”.
Billie Eilish together with her brother made the cover of “Sunny” by Bobby Hebb.
The eight-hour concert ended with a joint performance by Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Lang Lang and John Legend. Together they sang “The Prayer” released in 1999.
According to Global Citizen, with the help of the One World: Together At Home concert, they managed to raise almost 128 million dollars. The money will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Watch the full version of the concert here.