Remembering Boston and its Heroes with Mark Platt
Today is the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The two bombs by the finish line injured 264 and took the lives of
- Krystle Marie Campbell, 29, a restaurant manager from Medford, Massachusetts;
- Lu Lingzi 23, a Chinese national and Boston University graduate student from Shenyang, Liaoning; and
- Martin William Richard, an eight-year-old boy from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.
Sean Collier, a 27-year old MIT Police Officer was ambushed by the bombing suspects on April 18 and died from multiple gunshot wounds allegedly from the bombing suspects.
While people watched with horror at the tragedy, they also were amazed to see people running towards the bomb blast as residents demonstrated the meaning of Boston Strong that day.
Our guest Marc Platt was moved as well and with hiis band KLP recorded, “The Best in America” in response as a means to raise money for bomb victims.
Marc Platt has been a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter for more than 30 years. He has had many songs placed on TV shows like “The Carrie Diaries,” “Queer Eye For the Straight Guy,” “E True Hollywood,” MTV programming. He has written a new audio book on songwriting called “So You Want To Be a Rock n Roll Star. Why Songwriting Matters.” Marc is also a political blogger at www.marcplatt.net.