Concert for Kampuchea
|The Concert for Kampuchea|
DVD cover of The Concert for Kampuchea
|Directed by||Keith McMillan|
|Produced by||Bob Mercer|
Rockpile feat. Robert Plant
|Distributed by||Almi Cinema 5|
The Concert for Kampuchea (subtitled "Rock for Kampuchea") is a musical film from the best of the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea. The film was directed by Keith McMillan and was 4 nights of concerts in Hammersmith Odeon to raise money for Cambodia. The event was organized by Paul McCartney and Kurt Waldheim (who was then Secretary-General of the U.N.), and it involved well-established artists such as McCartney, The Who and Queen as well as younger punk and new wave acts like The Clash and the Pretenders. The film finishes with the presentation of Wings' Rockestra (more of 25 musicians playing together). Filmed in 1979, Concert for Kampuchea did not receive American theatrical distribution until it was picked up by Miramax in 1988.
The concert was also recorded and released as a double LP. It has yet to be released in digital format.
- Performed by Matumbi:
- Guide Us Jah (In Your Own Way)
- Performed by The Clash:
- Armagideon Time
- Performed by The Pretenders:
- Performed by Wings:
- Performed by The Specials:
- Monkey Man
- Performed by Elvis Costello & The Attractions:
- The Imposter
- Performed by Rockpile
- Crawling From The Wreckage
- Little Sister (with Robert Plant)
- Performed by Ian Dury & The Blockheads:
- Sweet Gene Vincent
- Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
- Performed by The Who:
- Performed by Billy Connolly:
- Introduction to the Rockestra
- Performed by the Rockestra:
- Concerts for the People of Kampuchea, the concerts and set lists.
- Concerts for the People of Kampuchea, the album and the EP about the concerts.
- "Concert For Kampuchea (1980)". The New York Times