25 Years Ago: Live Aid
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