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Looking Back at Live AidSalem-News.com
On this day in 1985 an amazing concert was held to benefit people suffering from famine in Ethiopia.
(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.
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