Pop and rock culture were without a doubt one of the biggest phenomenons of the 20th century. Bringing revolutionary music ideas, as well as entirely new ways of thinking, the music helped us expand our minds further and enter a new era.
It was December 31st, 1994 and the people of Rio de Janeiro were prepared to kick off the New Year in style. In the Guinness Book of World Records ‘ biggest concert of all time, Rod Stewart did things differently. A New Years celebration featuring Rod Stewart with the largest concert crowd ever. The wonderful Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil was overcrowed with singing and celebrating audience.
Instead of opting for a traditional venue like a stadium — and those Brazilian soccer fans sure have large ones — Stewart performed, his way, and staged the concert at Copacabana Beach as a gift to the many poor people of Rio. An estimated 3.5 million people showed up to listen to this rocker’s greatest hits. According to some reports, this number is as high as 4.2 million.
The other concert was held about 3 years later in the city of Moscow by the legendary Jean Michell Jarre. Marking the Russia’s capital 85th birthday, Jarre performed in front of 3.5 million people, making this a truly remarkable, record-breaking event.