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24 hours of music to help the planet

February 16, 2007|Tina Daunt

Queen Elizabeth II made Bob Geldof an honorary knight for his continuing efforts to eradicate hunger in Africa, including his organization of 1985's Live Aid concert.

So if Geldof can become a knight for working to ease suffering on one continent, what can Al Gore expect now that he is organizing a concert to save the entire planet from a global warming disaster?

Would King Al be out of line?

On Thursday, the former vice president announced plans to team up with Kevin Wall, who produced Live 8 in 2005, producer-rapper Pharrell Williams and actress Cameron Diaz to launch Live Earth, a 24-hour worldwide concert on July 7 to bring attention to disastrous climate changes. The team hopes to bring together more than 100 of the world's top musical acts, in much the way Geldof did for Live Aid and Willie Nelson did for Farm Aid. Some of the performers scheduled to perform at Live Earth include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg, Foo Fighters and Faith Hill.

And if Gore gets a knighthood, shouldn't Diaz get a little something for her efforts too? How does Dame Cameron sound?

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