Unforgettable Live Performances: George Michael

Unforgettable Live Performances: George Michael

It has taken me a while to sit down and write this post. I remember the exact moment and time when Paul told me that George Michael had died. I have to say 2016 gave me so many blows in that sense that it didn’t come as a huge surprise, but I am still not over the irony of it being his Last Christmas. I always knew I liked George Michael, and I have defended his voice on more than one occasion, but what I forgot is how present he was when I was growing up, how influential he was, and the Read more »

Unforgettable Live Performances: The Concert for Bangladesh

Unforgettable Live Performances: The Concert for Bangladesh

George Harrison´s two benefit concerts to raise awareness and fund refugees from East Pakistan in 1972. With the current refugee situation in the world, and numbers scaling up  and given the fact that Colombia is the one of the countries with most displaced population in the world it is impossible for us here at MVD not to think about this and feel for the world and wonder how the situation can be helped. Sadly, it is not the first time the world has faced an increase of violence and refugees in the world. Back in 1971 there was a war in Bangladesh and a Read more »

Unforgettable Live Performances: Pink Floyd at Live 8

Unforgettable Live Performances: Pink Floyd at Live 8

After 24 years Roger Water, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright reunited to play on July 2nd for London´s Live 8 concert. Live 8 was a series of benefit concerts joining the voices of many celebrities supporters to obtain promises from world leaders regarding financial aid, debt cancellation and the fight against AIDS in Africa. It was organized and hosted by Bob Geldof who also organized Band Aid (A rock group formed by British and Irish musicians to raise money in the fight against poverty in Ethiopia.) Live 8 had the presence of many of the acts that also played on Band Read more »

Unforgettable Live Performances – Janis Joplin Live at Monterrey 1967

Unforgettable Live Performances – Janis Joplin Live at Monterrey 1967

Janis Joplin´s “breakthrough” performance at the Monterrey Pop Festival in 1967. I remember the first time I heard Janis Joplin. It was the musical background for an advert for Arequipe Alpina in the late 80´s – early 1990´s. Arequipe is similar to Dulce de Leche, and for those of you interested: a cool recipe. Arequipe is one of my favorite flavors in the world, and certainly my favorite dessert. It is decadent, sweet and almost to good to be true. Whoever decided to put Janis Joplin and Arequipe together: thank you anonymous genius! I will treasure that mind connection always! Read more »

Unforgettable Live Performances – Queen at Wembley 1986

Unforgettable Live Performances – Queen at Wembley 1986

Queen live at Wembley on Saturday, July 12th, 1986, one of the most remembered and beloved concerts of all time. There are artists, there are singers, there are performers and then there’ s Freddie Mercury. I have already given him lots of praise (although there can never be enough praise for him) in a previous post here on MVD which you can find here. On this opportunity I want to talk specifically about the concert given on Saturday, July 12th – 1986 at Wembley Stadium. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen – Live at Wembley 1986 This concert was given at the Read more »