Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Love We Make

This is my right
A right given by god
to live a free life
To Live In Freedom
September 11, 2001 will be remembered for generations to come due to the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. It was on this awful date that four planes were high jacked killing thousands of people and crashing into the World Trade Center. God bless the family and friends who have lost a loved one in this awful event.

Paul McCartney was in New York on September 11, 2001 to celebrate his daughter, Stella's 30th birthday (born September 2). Paul was on the tarmac at JFK International Airport when the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. All planes were ordered to be grounded leaving Paul's plane to go back to the gate keeping him in the city.
"Because I was here in America on September 11, I just started thinking: people are going to feel vulnerable for the first time in a long time, what can I do?"
He goes on saying how he couldn't go down to Ground Zero because he wasn't a firefighter but instead he did what McCartney's known to do and took with unfortunate event  he decide to make awareness of it all by making a film "The Love We Make" with Elton John, David Bowie, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, and Mick Jagger for a benefit concert on October 20, 2001.
McCartney took this situation into personal connections being born during World War II,
"I grew up in the shadow of world war II, I saw how they dealt with it, and it was with humour and it was with music."

 "The Love We Make" was released on the 10th year anniversary of 9/11. The film was directed by Bradley Kaplan and Albery Maysles. Maysles was known as Idlewild in 1964 and was the one who captured The Beatles landing at JFK airport on their way to Ed Sullivan Show.

The film includes (in alphabetical order);
  • Rusty Anderson
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • David Bowie
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Jim Carrey
  • Eric Clapton
  • Bill Clinton
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Billy Crystal
  • Destiny's Child
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Will Ferrell
  • Harrison Ford
  • Micheal J. Fox
  • Buddy Guy
  • Salma Hayek
  • Mick Jagger
  • Jay-Z
  • Billy Joel
  • Elton John
  • Kid Rock
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.
  • Paul McCartney
  • Stella McCartney
  • George Pataki
  • Dan Rather
  • Brian Ray
  • Keith Richards
  • Richie Sambora
  • Paul Shaffer
  • Howard Stern
  • James Taylor
  • Barbara Walter
  • Harvey Weinstein
  • The Who
  • Paul Wickens
Paul preformed on stage at Madison Square Garden wearing an FDNY T-shirt and sang "Yesterday" and other classics in front of hundreds of police officers and firefighters who had lost a loved one just weeks before the concert.
I'm talking about freedom
I'm talking about freedom
We will fight, for the right
To live in freedom



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