Live Aid 1985 - Seems Like Only Yesterday

July 16, 2017

Live Aid 

was a dual-venue benefit concert

held on the 13th of July in 1985

 

The original event was organized

by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure 

to raise funds for relief

of the ongoing Ethiopian famine

 

The event was held simultaneously at 

Wembley Stadium in London, England

United Kingdom

(attended by 72,000 people)

John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania - United States Of America

(attended by about 100,000 people)

 

On the same day

concerts inspired by the initiative

happened in other countries

The Soviet Union, Canada, Japan, 

Yugoslavia, Austria, 

Australia and West Germany

Live Aid was one of the largest-scale

satellite link-ups

and television broadcasts of all time

 

An estimated global audience

of 1.9 billion across 150 nations

watched the live broadcast

 

Line-up

Bob Dylan & Keith Richards

Eric Clapton & Phil Collins

Neil Young

Madonna

The Beach Boys

Santana

Black Sabbath

Bryan Adams

Duran Duran

Lionel Richie

David Bowie

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Tom Petty

Kool & The Gang

The Cars

Simple Minds

Pretenders

Judas Priest

REO Speedwagon

Tina Turner & Mick Jagger

Kenny Loggins

The Four Tops

Run DMC

Rick Springfield

B.B. King

Queen

Nile Rodgers

Billy Ocean

Thompson Twins

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Joan Baez

Cliff Richard

Patti Labelle

Pat Metheny

Hooters

Ashford And Simpson

Led Zeppelin

David Ruffin

Power Station

Dire Straits with Sting

Ronnie Wood

Albert Collins

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Bo Diddley

Bernard Watson 

 

U.S.A. For Africa

We Are the World

 

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