A star-packed online telethon called All Together Now!, which raised money for the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund, took place Saturday, and featured performances and appearances by a variety of well-known musicians and other celebrities.
The lineup for event, which ran for more than eight hours, featured such veteran artists as The Beach Boys, Rick Springfield, Carole King, Men at Work‘s Colin Hay, The Supremes‘ Mary Wilson, The Monkees‘ Micky Dolenz and Starship frontman Mickey Thomas.
The Beach Boys contributed a composite video showing lead singer Mike Love and the other members of the band’s current lineup, along with actor John Stamos on drums, performing “Good Vibrations” separately.
Similarly, Springfield offered up a clip featuring him and his backing band, appearing in separate boxes, playing a version of Rick’s 1983 hit “Human Touch” with updated lyrics to reflect the coronavirus pandemic.
The L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund helps in-need families, small businesses and homeless people in Los Angeles during the pandemic, supports healthcare workers and funds coronavirus research.
Among the many other artists who either performed, contributed videos or delivered messages during the telethon were Smokey Robinson, Paul Rodgers, former Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, ex-Wings members Denny Laine and Laurence Juber, Sheila E., The Bangles‘ Debbi Peterson, Jesse Colin Young, Peter Asher, founding Ambrosia frontman David Pack, Alan Parsons, Rolling Stones backing singer Bernard Fowler, Jose Feliciano, Matthew Wilder, Looking Glass singer Elliot Lurie, Player‘s Peter Beckett, Walter Egan, Melissa Manchester, Chris Montez, Tommy Roe, Robbie Dupree, The Cowsills‘ Bob Cowsill and The Strawberry Alarm Clock.
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