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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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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Stuart Adamson ...
Himself (as Big Country)
Mo Amin ...
Himself - Photographer
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Himself
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Tom Bailey ...
Himself (as Thompson Twins)
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Himself
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Themselves
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Themselves
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Himself (as U2)
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Themselves
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Andrew Bown ...
Himself (as Status Quo)
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Himself - Host
Pete Briquette ...
Himself (as Boomtown Rats)
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Himself (as Simple Minds)
Geezer Butler ...
Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Tony Butler ...
Himself (as Big Country)
Warren Cann ...
Himself
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Themselves
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Himself (as The Pretenders)
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Himself (at JFK Stadium)
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Himself - Host
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Himself (as U2)
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Himself (with George Thorogood & the Destroyers)
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Himself
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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)
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Himself (as Queen)
Paul Denham ...
Himself (Sade's backing band)
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Himself (as Black Sabbath)
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Themselves
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Themselves
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Himself
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Himself (as The Who)
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Herself
Johnnie Fingers ...
Himself (as Boomtown Rats)
Mel Gaynor ...
Himself (as Simple Minds)
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Himself (Bryan Ferry's backing band)
Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards ...
Themselves (as Regimental Band of The Coldstream Guards)
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Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
Andrew Hale ...
Himself (Sade's backing band)
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Himself (as INXS)
John Illsley ...
Himself (as Dire Straits)
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Themselves
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Himself (as Black Sabbath)
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Himself
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Himself
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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
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Himself (as Simple Minds)
Andy Kershaw ...
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself (as Dire Straits)
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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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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.)
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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)
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Himself (as Status Quo)
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Himself
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Himself (as Led Zeppelin)
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Themselves
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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
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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.)
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Themselves
Valerie Simpson ...
Herself
Richard Skinner ...
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Himself
Julia Somerville ...
Herself - Newscaster
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Themselves
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Himself
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Themselves
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Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash and Young)
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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)
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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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Themselves
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Herself
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Themselves
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Himself (as Ultravox)
Tommy Vance ...
Bill Ward ...
Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Bruce Watson ...
Himself (as Big Country)
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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)
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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)

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
Robin Buerki ... camera operator
David A. Canning ... video communications: concert
John Jopson ... camera operator
James Klotsas ... photographer
William Louthe ... electrician
Alistair McKenzie ... camera operator
Edward Tydda ... lighting
J.D. Freedman ... grip (uncredited)

Animation Department 

Monte Gast ... producer: animation sequence

Other crew 

Mariella Frostrup ... public relations
Chuck Haifley ... technical producer
Peter W. Moyer ... technical director: MTV Broadcast
Steven J. Santos ... stage manager
Rich Zielinski ... diamondvision director

See also

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