The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song was a benefit concert of popular musicheld in the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on January 9, 1979. It was intended to raise money for UNICEF world hunger programs and to mark the beginning of the International Year of the Child. The concert was videotaped and broadcast the following day on NBC in the U.S. and around the world. The moderator was David Frost, with Gilda Radner and Henry Winkler also introducing some of the performers. Henry Fonda made a short appearance. Each performer signed a large parchment declaring support for UNICEF’s goals.
A recording of the concert was released on an LP on Polydor Records several weeks later, with the performances in a different running order.
Video: Abba – Chiquitita (Unicef Concert 1979)
|A1||Earth, Wind & Fire||September / That’s The Way Of The World|
|A2||Andy Gibb||I Go For You|
|A3||Donna Summer||Mimi’s Song|
|A4||Andy Gibb & Olivia Newton-John||Rest Your Love On Me
Written-By – B. Gibb*
Narrator [Intro] – Gilda Radner
Written-By – B. Ulvaeus, B. Andersson*
|B1||Rod Stewart||Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
Narrator [Intro] – Henry Winkler
Written-By – C. Appice*, R. Stewart*
|B2||Olivia Newton-John||The Key
Written-By – S. Sinclair*
|B3||John Denver||Rhymes & Reasons
Written-By – J. Denver*
|B4||Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge||Fallen Angels
Written-By – K. Kristofferson*, M. Utley*, R. Coolidge*, S. Burton*
|B5||Bee Gees||Too Much Heaven
Written-By – R., B., & M. Gibb*