Since today is the 30th Anniversary of Live Aid, I thought I’d reblog this post from 2013.

IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE

Live Aid 1985 The Day Music Changed the World Live Aid 1985
The Day Music Changed the World

On July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock concert organized to raise money for the relief of famine-stricken Africans.

Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Bob Geldof Live Aid 1985 Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Bob Geldof
Live Aid 1985

Live Aid Wembly Stadium, London England 1985 Live Aid Wembley Stadium, London England 1985

Continued at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and at other arenas around the world, the 16-hour “superconcert” was globally linked by satellite to more than a billion viewers in 110 nations. In a triumph of technology and good will, the event raised more than $125 million in famine relief for Africa.

Live Aid JFK Stadium, Philadelphia PA USA 1985 Live Aid JFK Stadium, Philadelphia PA USA 1985

This venue doesn’t exist any more.  I didn’t have tickets for Live Aid so I wasn’t there but I had enjoy several other concert events at JFK.  This stadium was also used for the…

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2 responses

  1. Birgit says:

    Oh I watched as much as I could and loved every minute of it.

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