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ICYMI: The Week in Music

Slide 1 of 40: An unnamed man brings his portable grand piano and plays John Lennon's Imagine by the Bataclan, Paris, one of the venues for the attacks in the French capital which are feared to have killed around 120 people.

Paris, Nov. 13, 2015

The devastating attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 drew a wide range of responses from throughout the music community. The day after the attack, Madonna Instagrammed: "We Are All Immigrants‼️ We all bleed the same color......We are all ONE Pray For Peace! In Paris and all around the World." The members of U2, their Paris show canceled, placed flowers on the pavement near the Bataclan concert hall and paid respects to the more than 100 people who have died there. “If you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans. This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had...” Bono said. Pearl Jam performed ‘Love Boat Captain’ in tribute during their Saturday show in São Paulo, Brazil. Wednesday, Eagles of Death Metal, the band on stage at Le Bataclan when the carnage occurred, posted a statement on Facebook that said the efforts of police, government officials and the worldwide community prove that “love overshadows evil.” But perhaps the most eloquent response came from an unidentified pianist who played John Lennon's 'Imagine' outside Le Bataclan before a somber crowd of mourners.

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