Adeli’s Music Blog

25 Years Ago: Live Aid

Posted in music by adeli on July 13, 2010

On July 13, 1985, the first Live Aid concert brought together musical artists and fans from around the world to raise money for famine relief in African nations and raised $127 million. Thousands gathered at London’s Wembley and Philadelphia’s JFK stadiums and millions of people watched on T.V.

Singer Bob Geldof formed Band Aid to record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in 1984. His fundraising efforts led to the creation of the Live Aid concert the following year. A performance of “We are the World” wrapped up the historic day.

Do you remember these moments?

U2 – Bad

The Police – Roxanne

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody and Radio Gaga

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  1. jason said, on July 28, 2010 at 2:06 am

    That version of “Bad” was pretty epic. In general, the whole music for a good cause was pretty sterile, in my opinion. But U2 really killed it on this occasion. They were just coming into their own at this point in time.

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