Elton John And Peter Frampton Raise Funds For COVID-19 Benefit
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Doing What They Can To Help
Elton John has announced the launching of The Elton John: Classic Concert Series which is set to stream on his YouTube channel starting on Friday, July 3 at 12:00 p.m. EST. He will air six concerts from his archives, kicking off with Live At The Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, 1976 which was part of the Edinburgh Festival of Popular Music. It was the first time he performed “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” solo.
The next five live shows will be released every Saturday. Proceeds from the limited series will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
Elton John said, “My Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund helps frontline partners prepare for and respond to the pandemic and its effects on HIV prevention and care for the most marginalized communities. We cannot jeopardize HIV testing and care during this time or else the results could be disastrous for the 37.5 million people living with HIV. So, I’m really happy to connect this YouTube Concert series to benefit our Foundation’s urgent COVID response.”
Meanwhile, Peter Frampton aims to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts by releasing a new t-shirt with an alternate version of the “Frampton Comes Alive!” original artwork. The image shows Frampton wearing a mask and the caption says “Frampton Stays Inside!” The money will go toward the Second Harvest Food Bank.