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The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

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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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13 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Музыкальный фестиваль Live Aid  »

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£150,000,000, 31 December 2003
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In America, much of the concert was broadcast by MTV, while the last 3 hours was broadcast by ABC. Radio stations also broadcast the concert. See more »

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Bob Geldof: And these persons aren't playing for the benefit of their health. They're playing for the benefit of other persons' health. So get your money out now.
Presenter: And the address is...
Bob Geldof: No, fuck the address. Let's read the numbers. 'Cause that's how were going to get it.
Presenter: I think we're going to have to have the address first.
Billy Connolly: What? On top of it?
Bob Geldof: All right then. Get on with it.
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The Day Rock Cared
5 April 2003 | by 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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