Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson saw the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara, California oil spill. He saw the Cuyahoga River catch fire from pollutants in downtown Cleveland. The Los Angeles smog was thick enough to obscure the iconic Hollywood sign.
So Nelson created the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, when 20 million mostly young Americans took to the streets to protest for a cleaner environment.
Fast forward 51 years, and more than a billion people will celebrate Earth Day in 192 countries and on every continent. The planet needs more help than everyone on it still needs this magical music...