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Sir Elton supports music day

Last updated: 2003-09-30

Daniel Pearl

Daniel Pearl

International pop superstar Sir Elton John is urging people to remember Daniel Pearl, the Jewish Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in February 2002 while researching a story about terrorism.

Sir Elton is appearing in TV and radio public service announcements encouraging people to take part in the second annual Daniel Pearl Music Day. "Join me and thousands of music lovers around the world carrying on his mission of connecting people through words and music," he says. "Participate in Daniel Pearl Music Day promoting harmony for humanity."

As well as viewing the announcement on TV or hearing it on radio, it is also being broadcast on the internet on the Foundation web site. Daniel Pearl Music Day will be celebrated on Friday, October 10 which would have been Daniel's 40th birthday.

"Daniel Pearl Music Day combines music with an important message of tolerance and respect for all," said Foundation President and Daniel Pearl's father, Judea Pearl.

Those who wish to take part are being asked to register their interest by visiting the Foundation's website or by sending an e-mail to

So far more than 100 events are set to take place across the world from India and China to Pakistan and Israel.

Those involved in the Daniel Pearl Music Day Honorary Committee include Barbra Streisand, Herbie Hancock and Ravi Shankar.