How many Playing For Change videos are there?

How many Playing For Change videos are there?

To date, we have produced over 400 videos, recorded over 1,200 musicians in 60+ countries, and touched the hearts of over 2 billion viewers through our music videos, performances, and school programs.

Who is the lead singer for playing for change?

Playing For Change (PFC) was founded in 2002 by Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke. Mark Johnson was walking in Santa Monica, California, when he heard the voice of Roger Ridley (deceased in 2005) singing “Stand By Me”; it was this experience that sent Playing For Change on its mission to connect the world through music.

What happened to Roger Ridley?

“Roger was a better singer than anybody I’ve ever heard since,” Johnson says. He’d sent Ridley a DVD of the finished “Stand By Me” that would soon make the Playing For Change Band a reality. But shortly after he saw it, Ridley died of a heart attack. His wife was devastated.

Who made the original song Stand By Me?

Ben E. King
Mike StollerJerry LeiberMichael Marino
Stand by Me/Composers

Is playing for change legit?

International Cultural Exchange | EIN: 20-8568061 | Santa Monica CA. Mission: PROVIDING RESOURCES TO MUSICIANS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD. Playing for Change Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2007, and donations are tax-deductible.

Is Citizen Cope white?

In a recent on-line interview, Cope talked about being a white artist writing R&B and speaking on injustice.

Where does Keb Mo live?

Nashville, Tennessee
Kevin Roosevelt Moore (born October 3, 1951), known as Keb’ Mo’, is an American blues musician and five-time Grammy Award winner. He is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, living in Nashville, Tennessee.

Is Grandpa Elliott still alive?

March 8, 2022Grandpa Elliott / Date of death

Is Stand by Me a true story?

It is autobiographical. All that was made up was the device of the hunt for the body.” In King’s own words then, Stand by Me is based on his own life. And in fact, even the inciting plot point of a child getting hit and killed by a train may have been inspired by a real-life tragedy King witnessed, too.

How many versions of Stand by Me are there?

There have been over 400 recorded versions of the song, performed by many artists, notably Otis Redding, John Lennon, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), 4 the Cause, Tracy Chapman, musicians of the Playing for Change project, Florence and the Machine, and the Kingdom Choir.

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