Live Aid (1985)

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This show features Live Aid, the biggest benefit concert in history. Taking place simultaneously in two seperate stadiums in the USA and the UK, many of the top contemporary rock music acts play many of their most popular songs to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. In addition, short films illustrating the crisis in Africa are run with the appeal for aid. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Музыкальный фестиваль Live Aid  »

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Bruce Springsteen was approached to appear at the Wembley portion of the show, but he refused. He later admitted that he could have done a brief acoustic set and later regretted not performing on that day. See more »

Quotes

Adam Ant: There are many of my heroes here. People I've worshipped from afar.
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Referenced in Rock for Afrika (1985) See more »

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Don't Waste my Time
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Performed by Status Quo
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The Day Rock Cared
5 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was probably the greatest gathering of rock talent since the halcyon days of pop festivals in the 1960's. Just imagine a bill featuring everyone from Run D.M.C. to Led Zeppelin. This was perhaps the greatest show in the history of popular music and all the musicians played pretty much for free and made it one of the most memorable events not only in music history, but in the history of the world. Too bad that spirit didn't carry over into the 90's. Maybe the world would be a better place.


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