“If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)” To Be Premiered Live at The Rock n Roll Autograph Show’s VIP Party Saturday, September 14
The Rock n Roll Autograph Show is premiering in Los Angeles September 13-15, a benefit event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. An All-Star Band of rockers from the Show will gather together to record, “If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World),” donating their time and creative hearts to support the mission of St Jude. The artists will perform the song, all together and for the first time, Saturday night at the VIP Party. Get your tickets here!
Donating their time to record the song for St. Jude are celebrity musicians Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Lee Sklar (James Taylor) Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Trini Lopez (Lemon Tree), Prescott Niles (The Knack), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Merilee Rush (Angel of the Morning), Neil Turbin (Anthrax), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), Jean Beauvoir (The Plasmatics), Jim Dandy (Black Oak Arkansas), Brad Durden (Artimus Pyle), The Angels (My Boyfriend’s Back), Dick and Dee Dee (Mountain High), Chris Sanders (Knight Fury), Ray Colcord (Lou Reed), Billy Hinsche (Beach Boys), Black Oak Arkansas, Raymond Calhoun (Gap Band), the Artimus Pyle Band, and more still signing on. Donating recording studio time is Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California; and donating engineering talents is Warren Huart (Aerosmith). Many more artists and celebrities are included in the Show line-up. For the most recent updated list of featured talent at the Show, please see: TheRockNRollAutographShow.com/confirmed-guests/
Legendary lead guitarist and songwriter Dick Wagner, “The Maestro of Rock” (Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, and more), was inspired by the large gathering of rockers appearing at the Rock n Roll Autograph Show in Los Angeles. “When I was asked to write a song to benefit the children of St. Jude, I thought about what a song can mean in the context of our inner lives, the part that is willing to give, to help others in a time of need,” Wagner says. “‘If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)’ reflects the notion that we can do something positive to help change lives. The children are the purpose of this song, and everyone who participates in this recording gives a little of themselves. By downloading this song, we can all make a difference – one download at a time. We can literally change the world for a child.” A rare occurrence in the industry and unique since the “We Are The World” hit released in the 80’s, talent featured in this song will span decades in the history of Rock n Roll.
St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer and visionary, Danny Thomas, on his belief that “No child should die in the dawn of life.” Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since it opened in 1962. Because of support from the general public, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
“If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)” will be released for download worldwide on November 1, 2013. Buy it on iTunes, Amazon.com, cdbaby.com, and on digital download sites around the world. All proceeds from downloads of the song will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Founded in 2012, the mission of The Rock n Roll Autograph Show is to pay it forward while celebrating the music of our lives.