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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The Day The Music Changed The World See more »

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Trivia

Originally, Mick Jagger and David Bowie were to perform a duet of Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street" with Jagger in Philadelphia and Bowie in London. However, when they realized that it would be technically impossible, they decided to make a video and single of the song. It later became a top five hit and the proceeds were donated to the Live 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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Love Reign over me
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
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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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