World Rock Day: Queen, David Bowie and Mick Jagger on stage

Cristian García
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Today is commemorated International Day of Rock, uniting all lovers of this genre around the world to pay tribute to those great singers and themes that have come out over the years since this well-known genre was released today.

World Rock Day: Queen, David Bowie and Mick Jagger on stage – Showbiz

In this way, it is necessary to mention great artists as What in, who recently released their film Bohemian Rhapsody, where it is possible to witness the history of this group and how was the life of the late Freddy Mercury.

Among some other artists that need to be mentioned on this commemorative date, and those who have marked history in rock, we can mention AC / DC, Aerosmith, Radiohead, Guns N' Rose, Metallica, Linkin Park and The Rolling Stone.

Millions of people are already celebrating this date by organizing diversities of events or manifesting their love for rock on social networks. In this way, this turns out to be another year that manages to unite lovers of this musical genre so appreciated today.

Why is July 13 considered World Rock Day?

A day like today, in 1985, the charity event was held Live AID, which grouped an extensive number of renowned artists, especially artists of the rock genre. In this way, it would be celebrating a concert that would be remembered, for decades, as one of the best and most emblematic that could happen in music.

The charity event was organized to help the victims who suffered the terrible ethiopia's drought 1985. In this way, the concert managed to raise more than 100 million dollars and was seen by more than 1,000 million people in the whole world, a figure that continues to sound quite seeing the technological limitations of the time.

In total, they presented 75 artists to the event, which sing individually or accompanied among them, in order to collect as much money as possible to help the victims. Among the most recognized names, you can mention U2, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, The Who, and The Beach Boys.

Even so, the artist who managed to generate more attention and got the highest collection among all the artists was What in. This band was not expected to participate, although, when he played the stage, the audience exploded and made the collection numbers almost double in a matter of minutes.

In this way, the rock community takes this date to commemorate this concert, being considered one of the biggest rock events ever made and those that would mark history in music and world culture. Therefore, July 13 is perhaps one of the most important dates for music and its fans.