Sunday, 8 June 2014

Live Aid (1985)

The Mirror dated Monday July 15th 1985
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Live Aid was a pair of pop music concerts held on July 13th 1985, one at Wembley in London and the other at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, organised by musicians Bob Geldoff and Midge Ure to raise money for the famine in Ethiopia that had been going on since 1983 and took 400,000 lives.
The concerts featured the likes of Status Quo, The Style Council, The Boomtown Rats, Adam Ant, Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Elvis Costello, Nik Kershaw, Sade, Sting, Phil Collins, Howard Jones, Bryan Ferry, Paul Young, U2, Dire Straits, Queen, David Bowie, The Who, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Paul McCartney, Four Tops, Billy Ocean, Black Sabbath, Run–D.M.C, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Bryan Adams, The Beach Boys, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Santana, Madonna, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood. I watched it on and off all day and of course recorded some of it on VHS video.

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