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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Organizer Bob Geldof was quoted as saying that he felt Queen had the best sound and gave the best performance of the entire event. Geldof was in the booth at Wembley helping to organize the chaos and happened to pause for a moment. He overheard the music and realized that it was noticeably better than it had been all day (technical problems were rampant). He asked, "Who is that?" and the answer was "Queen". He stopped working for several minutes, captivated by the show. More than 60 artists, journalists and music industry executives voted for it as the best live performance of all time in 2005. Guitarist Brian May admitted that Queen had a big advantage over many other acts on the bill because they had become used to playing to huge stadium crowds in the first half of the 1980s, especially in South America. See more »

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Bryan Adams: I'm just proud to be here. I'm a Canadian and tears are not enough. Let's all do what we can for Live Aid.
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The Day the World United
11 April 2003 | by (Land of the free) – See all my reviews

I say with great certainty that this was the greatest musical event of my lifetime. Yet there seem to be no video or audio copy that is available. This Live Aid album would have brought in Millions of Dollars in relief aid. Think about the cassette, album, CD, & DVD money we would have all paid? I am lucky enough to have a scratchy cassette recording off of the radio from that day. Long live Freddy!!!!


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