Kings of Leon, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jeff Buckley, Beyonce, Foo Fighters, P!nk, Sting, John Mayer, Bob Dylan and Australia’s own Keith Urban, Powderfinger, Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus and Crowded House are just a sample of the artists whose tracks Sony Music Entertainment Australia have assembled for a three-CD charity album, Flood Relief — Artists For The Flood Appeal, to benefit those affected by the recent floods in Australia.
The heavy rainfall January 12 to 14 caused severe flooding in much of the state of Queensland, even more damaging than the floods that began in December. Crops were wiped out, livestock killed, thousands of properties destroyed and 70 small towns affected. More than 35 deaths have resulted (another 9 reportedly missing) and overall damage has been estimated at $5.6 billion (AUD), according to figures released by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
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