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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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The Day The Music Changed The World See more »

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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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Live Aid holds the record for the most watched television special in history. See more »

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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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Featured in This Is Your Life: Phil Collins (1988) See more »

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Rat Trap
Written by Bob Geldof
Performed by The Boomtown Rats
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Wish I'd seen it live
21 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was just a young pup with barely enough allowance to cover a movie. I never could have bought the pay per view. Now that I'm an adult I'm paying a fortune for bootlegs and authorized versions.

That's the thing about nostalgia, what seemed unimportant as a child becomes the stuff that dreams are made of sitting in a cubicle all day. Still, the official release is worth picking up.

I'm disappointed some acts chose not to participate in the re-release. I guess Led Zepplin doesn't need any new publicity but if I was the Hooters I'd be begging for a chance to get back into daylight, never mind the spotlight.


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