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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A generator exploded during The Who number, causing the satellite link to be lost. See more »

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Patti Labelle: I have been blessed in my life and I don't take my good fortune for granted. That's what Live Aid is all about.
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Referenced in Hello Quo (2012) See more »

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Money for Nothing
Written by Mark Knopfler and Sting
Performed by Dire Straits and Sting
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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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