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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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13 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Музыкальный фестиваль Live Aid  »

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£150,000,000, 31 December 2003
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Adam Ant has called the event "the end of rock 'n' roll" because in his view it was the moment rock became accepted by the establishment, resulted in knighthoods and stopped being the rebellious thing it started as. See more »

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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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I'm Still Standing
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Gem of humanity
29 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Finally, we got the DVD! I bought it 2 days ago and watched it almost the whole Sunday. I was turning 19 that year and the event meant nothing but the brightest gem on the gleamy crown of the 80's optimism, happiness, joy, global spirit and most of all - search for ultimate humanity. There's no need to emphasize that LIVE AID (and everything else connected to it) is the singular event of the rock'n'roll history, greater then anything seen before or after. Not only for the plead of the spectacular names that joined the effort, but mainly for the cause and the relevance of it. It's probably the only time in our history when people joined hands globally to help people in need. Thank Sir Bob for the good you brought us and unforgettable moments of our lives.


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