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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Trivia

For several years Bob Geldof refused to release the concert on video of any form. He felt that the concert should be remembered as a once in a lifetime event and only viewed once. However, when several bootleg copies began turning up over the years, Geldof finally decided to release the concert on DVD with the proceeds going to the Band Aid Trust. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Vance: Ladies and gentlemen, the royal salute.
Tommy Vance: And now, to start the 16 of Live Aid, would you welcome Staus Quo!
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Walls Come Tumbling Down
Written by Paul Weller
Performed by Style Council
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Gem of humanity
29 November 2004 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Finally, we got the DVD! I bought it 2 days ago and watched it almost the whole Sunday. I was turning 19 that year and the event meant nothing but the brightest gem on the gleamy crown of the 80's optimism, happiness, joy, global spirit and most of all - search for ultimate humanity. There's no need to emphasize that LIVE AID (and everything else connected to it) is the singular event of the rock'n'roll history, greater then anything seen before or after. Not only for the plead of the spectacular names that joined the effort, but mainly for the cause and the relevance of it. It's probably the only time in our history when people joined hands globally to help people in need. Thank Sir Bob for the good you brought us and unforgettable moments of our lives.


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