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Looking Back at Live Aid

On this day in 1985 an amazing concert was held to benefit people suffering from famine in Ethiopia.

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(NEW YORK) - The 1985 WorldWide Live Aid Concert 13th July 1985 happened on this day in history.

The Live Aid Concert was a series of rock concerts held to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia around the world in cites including London, Philadelphia, Sydney and Moscow. The concerts attracted close to 200,000 people and using satellite link-ups and television broadcasts around the world attracted an estimated 1.5 viewers in 100 countries watching the concerts performed live. The Concerts were organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and raised over $250 million.

Below are just some of the artists who provided their time and performances for free and this concert showed like nothing before or after what can be achieved when ego's and a desire to give something back by some of the most popular figures in entertainment put their efforts in.


Adam Ant
Ashford & Simpson
B. B. King
Billy Ocean
Black Sabbath
Bob Dylan
Bob Geldof
Boomtown Rats
Brian May
Bryan Adams
Bryan Ferry
Cher
Cliff Richard
Crosby Stills Nash & Young
David Bowie
Dire Straits
Duran Duran
Elton John
Elvis Costello
Eric Clapton
Freddie Mercury
Griff Rhys Jones
Hall & Oates
Joan Baez
Judas Priest
Keith Richards
Kenny Loggins
Kiki Dee
Kool & the Gang
Led Zeppelin
Lionel Richie
Madonna
Mel Smith
Men at Work
Mick Jagger
Neil Young
Nik Kershaw
Pat Boone
Patti LaBelle
Paul McCartney
Paul Young
Phil Collins London and Philadelphia
Plant Page and Jones
Power Station
Queen
REO Speedwagon
Rick Springfield
Roger Daltrey
Ron Wood
Run-DMC
Sade
Santana
Simple Minds
Spandau Ballet
Status Quo
Sting
Style Council
The Beach Boys
The Cars.
The Four Tops
The Pretenders
The Who
Thompson Twins
Tina Turner
Tom Petty
U2
Ultravox
Wham


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