Concert for Kampuchea

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The Concert for Kampuchea
Kampuchea film.jpg
DVD cover of The Concert for Kampuchea
Directed by Keith McMillan
Produced by Bob Mercer
Starring Wings
The Clash
Elvis Costello
The Pretenders
Ian Dury
Rockpile feat. Robert Plant
The Specials
The Who
Cinematography Anthony Richmond
Distributed by Almi Cinema 5
Release dates
August, 1980
Running time
90 min.
Language English

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.[1]

The concert was also recorded and released as a double LP. It has yet to be released in digital format.

Track listing[edit]

Now I'm Here
Cumquat Serenade by Dave Lee
Guide Us Jah (In Your Own Way)
Armagideon Time
  • Performed by The Pretenders:
The Wait
Got To Get You Into My Life
Getting Closer
Every Night
Arrow Through Me
Coming Up
Monkey Man
The Imposter
Crawling From The Wreckage
Little Sister (with Robert Plant)
  • Performed by Ian Dury & The Blockheads:
Sweet Gene Vincent
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Sister Disco
Behind Blue Eyes
See Me, Feel Me
Introduction to the Rockestra
  • Performed by the Rockestra:
Let It Be
Rockestra Theme

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Concert For Kampuchea (1980)". The New York Times

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