May 7, 1995 in Nation/World

Hundreds Buy Memorial Cd

Associated Press

Hundreds of people waited in drenching rain outside two record stores Saturday to buy more than 2,000 copies of a benefit compact disc from the April 23 memorial for the federal building bombing victims.

The CD, which sold out in less than an hour, included Eric Clapton singing “Tears in Heaven” and excerpts of speeches by President Clinton, Gov. Frank Keating and the Rev. Billy Graham.

Clapton didn’t perform at the ceremony but KATT radio obtained permission from Clapton and other artists to make a certain number of CDs.

Brad Copeland, a morning host with the Oklahoma City radio station, said the station is looking into making more copies of the CD, which costs $5.

Proceeds go to the Victims’ Relief Fund, established by the governor’s office.

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