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).

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).

Legendary! Queen live in 1985 at Live Aid in London... there will never be another Freddie Mercury!

Legendary! Queen live in 1985 at Live Aid in London... there will never be another Freddie Mercury!

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.

Flashback: Queen Rock Live Aid

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.

Queen live, 1985. I consider it one of the great tragedies of my life that I never got to see them in concert.

Freddie Mercury: His Life in Pictures

Queen live, 1985. I consider it one of the great tragedies of my life that I never got to see them in concert.

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.

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.

John Deacon, Roger Taylor, Brian May and Freddie Mercury of Queen during a photo session for Live Aid, 1985.

John Deacon, Roger Taylor, Brian May and Freddie Mercury of Queen during a photo session for Live Aid, 1985.

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!!

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...

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...

charles and diana portraits | ... Diana at Live Aid withPrince Charles and Bob Geldof in 1985 at Wembley

Is the Princes' concert the best way to remember Diana?

charles and diana portraits | ... Diana at Live Aid withPrince Charles and Bob Geldof in 1985 at Wembley

Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia

30 things you never knew about Live Aid

Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia

Paying tribute: Freddie Mercury was the iconic lead singer of rock band Queen - but sadly passed away in 1991

David Beckham posts hilarious lads night out picture

Paying tribute: Freddie Mercury was the iconic lead singer of rock band Queen - but sadly passed away in 1991

Eric Clapton & Phil Collins - Layla (Live Aid 1985) IT DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS!!!!!!!!

Eric Clapton & Phil Collins - Layla (Live Aid 1985) IT DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS!!!!!!!!

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