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Live Aid (1985) Poster

(1985 TV Special)

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Jimmy Page: All these bands going on and no one's overrunning. That's a statement in itself.

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Bob Geldof: [to the audience and world] Please. Please. Please. Give us as much money as we know you have. Thanks.

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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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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.

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Bob Geldof: If there's a problem, you have to go out and solve it.

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Phil Collins: Why am I playing at both Wembley and Philadelphia? Because I'm mad, that's why.

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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.

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Adam Ant: There are many of my heroes here. People I've worshipped from afar.

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Midge Ure: If two tossers from Ireland and Scotland can get off their arses and do something, maybe other tossers will do the same.

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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.

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Tina Turner: It was the most electrifying feeling, being there - no other reason than the cause. I wish I could do even more.

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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.

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Dionne Warwick: They say the entertainment industry can never get together. Fooled them again, didn't we?

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Chrissie Hynde: We wanted people to stop, to look, to listen and most importantly to help.

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Sting: This is what rock and roll is all about. It's an event as much as its music.

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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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Judas Priest: The energy is there simply because the event creates such a unique feeling.

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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.

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Bob Geldof: I've just realized that today is the best day of my life. Now I'm going home to sleep.

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Tom Petty: Two minutes before we came on stage, we decided to play "American Girl", since this is, after all, JFK stadium.

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Tony Thomson: I wanted to be part of the cause. When I take the stage, my chance will finally be here.

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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.

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Phil Collins: I was in England this afternoon... funny old world, innit?

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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.

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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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Gary Kemp: It went very quickly. The greatest moment of my life, and it just flashed by.

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Joan Baez: We will move a little from the comfort of our lives to understand their hurt.

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Bob Geldof: Fuck the address.

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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.

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Tommy Vance: Ladies and gentlemen, the royal salute.

Tommy Vance: And now, to start the 16 of Live Aid, would you welcome Staus Quo!

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