Bevan Eakins charts the tidal wave of compassion which unleashed Sting's tsunami benefit concert at Leeuwin. Three days after the Indian Ocean tsunami had claimed 290,000 lives in South-East Asia and Sri Lanka, international rock star Sting and his family were enjoying a Christmas break on a ski slope somewhere in Europe. Sting's tour manager of 15 years, William Francis, telephoned the former front man for Police and said a request had come from Margaret River to hold a tsunami benefit concert. Would he do it? "Yes," was the unequivocal reply...
Sacred Star: It pays to be patient. And a good dose of perseverance helps to get things done, too. Several calls to Singapore concert promoters to interview their 'stars on the road' finally came to fruit. There had been no go with the Rolling Stones, two years ago, and the same went for the Eagles, late last year. Time constraints ruled the road...
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