Buzzed Bands Podcast, Ep. 2 w/ Cold Blood Club

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Radiohead Release Tribute To Harry Patch, Recently Deceased WWI Survivor

I'm not a big Radiohead fan and under normal circumstances you wouldn't see a post about them. However they did something I respect very much. Radiohead wrote a tribute song to Mr. Harry Patch, one of the last survivors of bloodiest war in human history - WWI. Harry fought in battles where 3,000 British troops fell next to him EVERY DAY. That means in one and a half days more of his colleagues died then have in total thus far into the Iraq War.

Harry died a few weeks ago, the last of the Tommys. Radiohead was already writing a song about him when his death was announced. Yesterday they released the track and are donating the proceeds to the British Legion.

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