Live Aid (1985 TV Special)
Tony Thomson: I wanted to be part of the cause. When I take the stage, my chance will finally be here.
Bob Geldof: [to the audience and world] Please. Please. Please. Give us as much money as we know you have. Thanks.
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.
Presenter 2: Onstage now. We go back to Nik. Oh. No. Sorry. Andy Kershaw. Wrong Kershaw there. Andy?
Andy Kershaw: Oh. I'm sorry. I didn't know I was on yet.
Bob Geldof: If there's a problem, you have to go out and solve it.
Phil Collins: Why am I playing at both Wembley and Philadelphia? Because I'm mad, that's why.
Gary Kemp: Usually, when we come off stage, there are people waiting with towels, drinks. Here I fell over and no one gave a toss.
Adam Ant: There are many of my heroes here. People I've worshipped from afar.
Midge Ure: If two tossers from Ireland and Scotland can get off their arses and do something, maybe other tossers will do the same.
Ozzy Osbourne: I came here to play music, and I didn't really realize the full extent and magnitude of what it is all about. Now I'm here, it's the greatest event ever.
Tina Turner: It was the most electrifying feeling, being there - no other reason than the cause. I wish I could do even more.
Mike Jagger: I came to play in Philadelphia because of the cause, because of Live Aid, of course. But I also came to have myself a good time. And I've sure as hell done that.
Dionne Warwick: They say the entertainment industry can never get together. Fooled them again, didn't we?
Chrissie Hynde: We wanted people to stop, to look, to listen and most importantly to help.
Sting: This is what rock and roll is all about. It's an event as much as its music.
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.
Judas Priest: The energy is there simply because the event creates such a unique feeling.
Pete Townshend: We always said we'd never play together again. We always meant it. But it would have been kind of difficult not to get together again for this day.
Bob Geldof: I've just realized that today is the best day of my life. Now I'm going home to sleep.
Tom Petty: Two minutes before we came on stage, we decided to play "American Girl", since this is, after all, JFK stadium.
Eric Clapton: I chose my songs for the show very carefully. I wanted music that would trace my development. I wanted to show my past and then my future, and also what I'm famous for.
Phil Collins: I was in England this afternoon... funny old world, innit?
Jimmy Page: All these bands going on and no one's overrunning. That's a statement in itself.
Daryl Hall: What impresses me about today is that people who have a certain amount of sensitivity and artistic tendencies can be heard, and their music can make a difference.
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.
Gary Kemp: It went very quickly. The greatest moment of my life, and it just flashed by.
Joan Baez: We will move a little from the comfort of our lives to understand their hurt.
Richard Skinner: It's 12 noon in London, 7am in Philadelphia, and around the world it's time for Live Aid. Wembley welcomes their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales.