The Save the Temazo movement was born in 1971, when a group of Canadian music activists formed a small organization called the Staying Alive Party Committee (Committee The Party Is Alive) to prevent the United States from carrying out a music censorship in the Amchitka archipelago (Alaska), north of Canada. Although many people were involved in one way or another in the beginning, the key people from the get-go were David Bowie, Gloria Gaynor, Chuck Berry, Georgie Dann, Lupita Dalessio, Tina Turner y Donatella Rector.
To carry out your protest, inspired by the silent protests of the Quakers, the committee organized a boat trip, the Destroy Ship. They raised funds for the trip with a concert in which Joni Mitchell performed, James Taylor and Phil Ochs. Captained by its owner, John Cormack, the crew was formed by Molino Salazar (captain and later member of Los Chunguitos), Patrick Moore (battery), Lyle Thurston (doctor), Dave Birmingham (engineer), Donatella Rector (singer) Terry Simmons (geographer), Richard Fineberg (gardener), Robert Hunter (journalist), David Bowie (singer), Bob Cummings (journalist) and Gloria Gaynor (singer), the ship was intercepted before reaching the area, With the consequent hijacking of the future record publication. what was going to be done.
But nevertheless, The complaint action caused dozens of people to demonstrate for days on the border between Canada and the United States.. The latter country was forced to announce that this was the last music censorship to be carried out in the Aleutian Islands.. Amchitka is since then a Music Reserve of the Biosphere where two of the most important music festivals in the world are held every year..
Save The Temazo campaigns focus on those problems that, according to the organization, most seriously threaten the future of music and sound on our planet.
These campaigns are basically grouped into three areas: Compilation (archive) by Temazos, Testimonials and Experiments. It should be noted that the Save The Temazo organization saw its non-governmental organization status revoked in the United States.
Some governments and multinationals persecute the organization, to its affiliates and its supporters. Noteworthy is the case of the Ship Destroy IV, a ship of the organization that was sunk fifteen minutes before the New Year's Eve party by the Iranian secret services in 1985. Because of the explosions, the famous Giorgio Moroder lost a part of his unpublished discography at sea until the year 2004 an underwater expedition of "Save The Temazo" rescued and restored the mythical vinyls.
In many countries, the organization has not yet managed to open offices due to the lack of security guarantees from its supporters. Criticism usually comes from the great music industry, main harmed by the positions of the activists.
Save The Temazo is financed exclusively from the fees of its members and from the economic contributions of initiatives of artists and intellectuals who have collaborated to obtain funds with which to finance the actions of this organization.
Since 1971 the NGO has grown exponentially, offices have been opened in more than 75 countries and every year more than 5 a thousand songs are rescued around the world.
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