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Bonnie Raitt – No Nukes Concert

Bonnie Raitt – No Nukes Concert

Bonnie Raitt is a member of Musicians United for Safe Energy, otherwise known as M.U.S.E.  Furthermore, this activist group forms in 1979 by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall. The group advocates against the use of nuclear energy.  Forming shortly after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in March 1979. MUSE organized a series of five No Nukes concerts held at Madison Square Garden in New York in September 1979.  On September 23, 1979, almost 200,000 people attended a large rally staged by MUSE on the then-empty north end of the Battery Park City landfill in New York.  Besides, the iconic performances that happen on those five days, we also get to see the work of Peter Simon, a photographer who captures it all on film.  For example, Peter Simon gets the perfect photo of Raitt performing.

Bonnie Raitt – The Concert Line-up

Over five nights, the concerts feature Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne, James Taylor​ along with Carly Simon​. As well as John Hall, Graham Nash.  At the same time, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen​ & the E Street Band, Chaka Khan​, The Doobie Brothers​; Jesse Colin Young​; Gil Scott Heron​; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers​; Poco and many, many dedicated musicians, singers, crew members, stage, production and management professionals that worked together to bring the message of safe energy to enthusiastic and supportive audiences.

The Photographer – Peter Simon

In addition to Peter Simon being the brother of Carly Simon, he’s also a noted photographer.  During his active career, he is able to chronicle a wide range of people and places in his prolific career, leading to multiple books, galleries, a retrospective DVD and more.  Check out his website: https://www.petersimon.com/

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