Merry Christmas everyone.
I just received this from a friend who is a part of this great concept. Rockers for St. Jude. As you all know St Jude was started by comedian, actor Danny Thomas(Make Room for Daddy) and carried on by his wonderful daughter actress Marlo Thomas who you may remember as “That Girl”.
St. Jude researches cures for children’s cancer and also houses the family of children suffering from these terrible diseases.
This is a truly amazing charity and is supported by actress Martha Byrne(As the World Turns). Please go to cdbaby and itunes and buy the song, it only costs $1.29. 50 cents of your purchase goes directly to St Jude's
Spreading the word about this great initiative. Here's a feel good holiday story around two things that almost everyone feels good about, rock n roll and saving children's lives!
"Rock n Hope" for the holidays.
Here is the official release:
Historic Song Recorded by Over Fifty Classic Rock n Roll Artists: Download to Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(Los Angeles, CA) December 16, 2013 – In one of the most memorable collaborations since “We are the World,” the Rockers For St. Jude, a gathering of celebrated musicians from the history of rock n roll, joined talents during The Rock n Roll Autograph Show in Los Angeles to record "If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)." Available now on digital download sites, fifty cents from each download of the song will benefit the work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in finding cures for pediatric catastrophic diseases. The Rockers for St. Jude challenge rock n roll fans around the world to spread “rock n hope” by downloading and sharing the song this holiday season.
The benefit song is written and produced by legendary lead guitarist and songwriter, Dick Wagner (“The Maestro of Rock,” Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, KISS). Wagner tells us,“There is more love in the human heart than can ever be given away. This song is about giving a small part of that endless supply in your heart.”Among the more than 50 Rockers performing are Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad) on lead vocals; Chicago founder Danny Seraphineon drums; bass superstar Lee Sklar (James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Dolly Parton, Jackson Brown); Fred Mandel on piano (Alice Cooper, Queen, Supertramp, Elton John); guitarists Elliot Easton (The Cars) and Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson); and legendary Trini Lopez on lead vocals. The Rockers for St. Jude combined have sold hundreds of millions of records globally across the span of their careers. (See full list of Rockers at bottom of release.)"When I wrote this song to benefit St. Jude children, I thought about what a song can mean in the context of our inner lives, the part that is willing to give, to help others in a time of need. "If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)" embraces the notion that we can do something positive to help change lives,” Producer Dick Wagner says. “The children are the purpose of this song. By downloading this song, we can all make a difference – one download at a time.”
“If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)” is available for download worldwide. Buy it on iTunes, Amazon.com, cdbaby.com, and on digital download sites around the world. The perfect holiday gift from the heart!For more info, high resolution images and logos, and to download song, please visit: iamacreativ.com/rockersforstjude
Become a ROCKER FOR ST. JUDE on Facebook:facebook.com/RockersforStJude
View the YouTube Video: youtube.com/watch?v=zHIgQkmXaWg
CONTACT, Interviews and Info:
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###Donating their time to record the song for St. Jude are celebrity musicians: Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad), Lee Sklar (James Taylor) Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Trini Lopez (Lemon Tree), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Merilee Rush (Angel of the Morning), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), Jean Beauvoir (The Plasmatics), Laurie Beebe Lewis (The New Mamas and the Papas), Jim Dandy (Black Oak Arkansas), The Angels (My Boyfriend’s Back), Dick and Dee Dee (Mountain High), Chris Sanders (Knight Fury), Fred Mandel (Elton John), Ray Colcord (Lou Reed), Nadir D’Priest (London), David Shankle (Manowar), Neil Turbin (Deathriders), Chris Holmes (Wasp), Billy Hinsche (Beach Boys), Black Oak Arkansas, Raymond Calhoun (Gap Band), Micki Free (Shalamar), the Artimus Pyle Band, Tim Bogert (Beck, Bogert and Appice), Prescott Niles (The Knack), Richie Onori (The Sweet), Donna Loren (Beach Blanket Bingo), John Claude Gummoe (Rhythm of the Rain), Michael Angelo Batio (#1 Guitar World Magazine Best Shredder), Sal Valentino (Beau Brummels), Tony Valentino (The Standells), Ross the Boss Friedman (Manowar), Chris Holmes (WASP), and more. Acoustic guitar solos performed by producer Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, KISS, Peter Gabriel). Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood CA donated the recording studio time, and engineer Warren Huart (Aerosmith) has donated his engineering and mixing talents. The music video and documentary was filmed and directed by an award-winning team, led by cinematographer/DP Enzo Giobbe, joined by Jeremy Lanni of Noble Savage Productionsand film editor, Karl Rausch (Louder than Love.)
Photo Credit Rockers for St. Jude, Captions Below
The Rockers for St. Jude record "If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)" at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood CA. Photo Michael Easley
Producer/Songwriter Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, KISS). Photo Sue Wood
Dick Wagner conducts the Children of Rock Choir™ Photo Michael Easley
Dick Wagner, Elliot Easton. Photo Randall Michelson
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