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Live Aid (1985) Poster

(1985 TV Special)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Vincent Scarza

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Bob Geldof ... (idea)

Cast (in credits order)  

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Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Himself (at JFK Stadium)
Stuart Adamson ...
Himself (as Big Country)
Mo Amin ...
Himself - Photographer
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Himself
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Himself
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Herself
Tom Bailey ...
Himself (as Thompson Twins)
Garry Beers ...
Himself
Big Country ...
Themselves
Black Sabbath ...
Themselves
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Himself (as U2)
The Boomtown Rats ...
Themselves
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Himself
Andrew Bown ...
Himself (as Status Quo)
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Himself - Host
Pete Briquette ...
Himself (as Boomtown Rats)
Charlie Burchill ...
Himself (as Simple Minds)
Geezer Butler ...
Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Tony Butler ...
Himself (as Big Country)
Warren Cann ...
Himself
The Cars ...
Themselves
Martin Chambers ...
Himself (as The Pretenders)
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Himself (at JFK Stadium)
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Himself
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Himself - Host
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Himself (as U2)
Albert Collins ...
Himself (with George Thorogood & the Destroyers)
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself
Crosby Stills Nash & Young ...
Themselves (at JFK Stadium)
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Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash and Young)
Chris Cross ...
Himself (as Ultravox)
Simon Crowe ...
Himself (as Boomtown Rats)
Alannah Currie ...
Herself (as Thompson Twins)
Billy Currie ...
Himself (as Ultravox)
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Himself (as The Who)
John Deacon ...
Himself (as Queen)
Paul Denham ...
Himself (Sade's backing band)
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Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Dire Straits ...
Themselves
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Themselves
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Himself
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Himself (as The Who)
Andrew Farriss ...
Himself
Jon Farriss ...
Himself
Tim Farriss ...
Himself
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Himself
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Herself
Johnnie Fingers ...
Himself (as Boomtown Rats)
Mel Gaynor ...
Himself (as Simple Minds)
David Gilmour ...
Himself (Bryan Ferry's backing band)
Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards ...
Themselves (as Regimental Band of The Coldstream Guards)
Tony Hadley ...
Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
Andrew Hale ...
Himself (Sade's backing band)
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Himself
Michael Hutchence ...
Himself (as INXS)
John Illsley ...
Himself (as Dire Straits)
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Themselves
Tony Iommi ...
Himself (as Black Sabbath)
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Himself
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Himself
Howard Jones ...
Himself
John Paul Jones ...
Himself (as Led Zeppelin)
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Himself - Announcer
John Keeble ...
Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
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Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
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Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
Eddie Kendricks ...
Himself
Jim Kerr ...
Himself (as Simple Minds)
Andy Kershaw ...
Himself
Nik Kershaw ...
Himself
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Himself
Mark Knopfler ...
Himself (as Dire Straits)
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Herself
Alan Lancaster ...
Himself (as Status Quo)
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Himself (as Duran Duran)
Joe Leeway ...
Himself (as Thompson Twins)
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Herself
Stuart Matthewman ...
Himself (Sade's backing band)
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Himself (as Queen)
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Himself
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Herself - Hostess
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Himself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Robbie McIntosh ...
Himself (as The Pretenders)
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Himself (as Queen)
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Himself (as Wham!)
Jason Mizell ...
Himself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Alison Moyet ...
Herself
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Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash and Young)
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Himself
Tessa Niles ...
Herself
Petter Nome ...
Programleder (host, Norway)
Steve Norman ...
Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
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Himself (as Hall & Oates)
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Himself (as The Cars)
Ben Orr ...
Himself (as The Cars)
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Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Rick Parfitt ...
Himself (as Status Quo)
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Himself
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Himself (as Led Zeppelin)
Power Station ...
Themselves
The Pretenders ...
Themselves
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Themselves
David Quinn ...
Himself (as Children to Children)
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Himself (as Duran Duran)
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Himself
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Himself (as The Rolling Stones)
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Himself
Andrew Ridgeley ...
Himself (as Wham!)
Tony Rivers ...
Himself - background-singer with Elton John
Garry Roberts ...
Himself (as Boomtown Rats)
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Himself
Francis Rossi ...
Himself (as Status Quo)
David Ruffin ...
Himself
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Herself
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Himself (as Santana)
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Himself - Host
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Himself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Simple Minds ...
Themselves
Valerie Simpson ...
Herself
Richard Skinner ...
Himself
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Himself
Julia Somerville ...
Herself - Newscaster
Spandau Ballet ...
Themselves
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Himself
Status Quo ...
Themselves
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Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash and Young)
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Himself
Style Council ...
Themselves
Andy Taylor ...
Himself (as Duran Duran/Power Station)
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Himself (as Duran Duran/Power Station)
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Himself (as Queen)
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Himself (as Duran Duran)
The Thompson Twins ...
Themselves
George Thorogood ...
Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as George Thorogood and the Destroyers)
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Himself (as The Who)
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Herself
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Themselves
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Herself
Ultravox ...
Themselves
Midge Ure ...
Himself (as Ultravox)
Tommy Vance ...
Himself (Announcer)
Bill Ward ...
Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Bruce Watson ...
Himself (as Big Country)
Paul Weller ...
Himself (as Style Council)
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Themselves
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Themselves
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Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as The Beach Boys)
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Himself (as Ron Wood)
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Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash & Young)
Paul Young ...
Himself
Paul Cook ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Himself - U2 (uncredited)
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Himself - Led Zeppelin (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited)
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Himself - U2 (uncredited)
Tony Thompson ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Produced by 

David Fein ... contributing producer
Hal Uplinger ... producer
Rich Zielinski ... segment field producer

Film Editing by 

Nick Carroll

Makeup Department 

Jim Gillespie ... makeup department head

Production Management 

Andrew Zweck ... production manager

Sound Department 

Chris Downes ... assistant sound
Kim Richards ... sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department 

Ray Andrew ... camera operator
David A. Canning ... video communications: concert
John Jopson ... camera operator
William Louthe ... electrician
Alistair McKenzie ... camera operator
J.D. Freedman ... grip (uncredited)

Animation Department 

Monte Gast ... producer: animation sequence

Other crew 

Mariella Frostrup ... public relations
Chuck Haifley ... technical producer
Steven J. Santos ... stage manager
Rich Zielinski ... diamondvision director

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