Live Aid was a dual-venue concert that was held on 13 July 1985. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. Billed as the "global jukebox", the event was held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England (attended by 72,000 people) and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA (attended by about 100,000 people).
Queen had a pretty tough task when they took the stage at Live Aid in July of 1985. Given 20 minutes, they did everything possible to cram a full concert into it. They opened with an abbreviated "Bohemian Rhapsody" that went right into "Radio Ga Ga." They played two more songs before the finale of "We Will Rock You" into "We Are the Champions." Many bands were swallowed up by the enormous Wembley stage, but Mercury worked it like an absolute pro.
I wasn't a big fan of U2 until about 2004 when I received the "Live Aid" DVD set for Christmas. After seeing this performance, I became an instant fan, and "Bad" became one of my all-time favorite songs.
Tina Turner & Mick Jagger Duet--Live Aid Concert--1985...These Two Stopped the Show With This Great Duet...An All-Day, Internationally Televised Show On Stages in Both NYC and London, This Pair of Veteran Rockers Stopped the Show...Literally!! Afterwards, Jagger Stated, "...the hottest place on earth has to be onstage with Tina...without a doubt..."...Oh, I Agree...A Duet For The Ages...WOW!!
Part 3: The Led Zeppelin reunion takes flight on the Stairway, & carries with them 90,000+ along for the ride. Does anybody remember laughter? This clip has been cleaned up: the green hues from the 20 yr old + tape has been removed, the brightness & contrast have been balanced out. The audio has been synchronized to the FM broadcast captu...