Live Aid (1985 TV Special)
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.
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.
Tony Thomson: I wanted to be part of the cause. When I take the stage, my chance will finally be here.
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.
Tommy Vance: Ladies and gentlemen, the royal salute.
Tommy Vance: [the Coldstream Guards play the Royal Salute]
Tommy Vance: And now, to start the 16 of Live Aid, would you welcome Status Quo!
Bob Geldof: [to the television audience] The other thing is that Mick and David did that video specifically so that you could give something. And it's not happening enough. You know, you've got to get on the phone and take the money out of your pockets. Don't go to the pub tonight, please. Stay in and give us the money. There are people dying...
[slams hand on table]
Bob Geldof: *now*! So give me the money!