According to BBC News former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney is planning a star-studded fundraising show in aid of victims of the attacks on the US on the 11. September, where nearly 7000 people were killed in the worlds biggest terror action ever. Sir Paul is to approach music colleagues such as Mick Jagger and Neil Young and has already secured old band mate Ringo Starr for the gig. The show is to take place in New York's Madison Square Garden on 20 October in front of some 18,000 people, and it is a very personal project for Paul McCartney.
Sir Paul was in New York when the attacks happened, and he told BBC London Live he, like the city as a whole, had been deeply affected by it. He spoke of his visit to "ground zero", and how he was moved by the "heroism" of the firemen.
– My dad was a fireman in World War II in Liverpool, so I have a lot of respect for firemen. You and I want to run out of a building and they have got to run in, he said.
Sir Paul said that he was planning to do something for the victims of the attacks when the offer of the concert came up.
– I thought I'd do that. Mainly, in my case, for the firemen's families, Paul McCartney said.