Live Aid

Live Aid

In 1985, the former frontman of The Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof decided to organise a charity concert after seeing the pictures of the 1984 famine in Ethiopia. After already releasing a Christmas single under the name, Band Aid, Live Aid was a follow up. It would feature many of the countries famous artists, including Sting, David Bowie, Queen, The Who (live feed), Phil Collins, Bob Geldof, Paul McCartney. Whilst Live Aid was in full swing at Wembley, England another concert was under way at the JFK based in America. The American concert featured the likes of Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards. The BBC broadcast the Wembley concert in it's entirety and also broadcast a lot of the American footage too.

Episode Info

David BowieDavid Bowie
As Himself
Phil CollinsPhil Collins
As Himself
Bob GeldofBob Geldof
As Himself
The WhoThe Who
As Themselves
Mick JaggerMick Jagger
As Himself
Tina TurnerTina Turner
As Herself
Bryan FerryBryan Ferry
As Himself
Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
As Himself
Boomtown RatsBoomtown Rats
As Themselves
As Themselves

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Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Type: Variety
Genres: Music
Status: Canceled/Ended
Airs: 12:00 pm
Runtime: 480 Minutes
Premiere: July 13, 1985
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