1985-07-13 Live Aid poster
  • Live Aid benefit concert held at Wembley Stadium, London and at John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, USA.
  • BBC Two 11.50 am: Live Aid for Africa: The world's leading musicians combine to create the greatest rock event of all time. On 24 October 1984 Michael Buerk sent the second of his reports from Ethiopia showing the desperate plight of the starving masses there. At his home in Chelsea, Bob Geldof was so moved by the report that the next morning he started ringing around his friends in the music business. He persuaded them to pool their talents in order to raise money to feed the Ethiopians. Thus Band Aid was born.[1]
  • Timings from Radio Times:
    • 12.00 Opening ceremony
    • 12.05 Status Quo
    • 12.25 Style Council
    • 12.47 Ultravox
    • 1.18 Boomtown Rats and Adam Ant
    • 1.47 Spandau Ballet
    • 2.04 Elvis Costello
    • 2.18 Nik Kershaw
    • 2.49 Sade
    • 3.18 Sting, Phil Collins and Julian Lennon
    • 3.53 Howard Jones
    • 4.07 Bryan Ferry
    • 4.38 Paul Young and Alison Moyet
    • 5.00 Bryan Adams, Live from America
    • 5.20 U2
    • 5.41 The Beach Boys, Live from America
    • 6.00 Dire Straits
    • 6.21 Tears For Fears, Live from America
    • 6.40 Queen
    • 7.01 Simple Minds, Live from America
    • 7.20 David Bowie
    • 7.41 Pretenders, Live from America
    • 8.00 The Who
    • 8.21 Santana and Pat Metheny, Live from America
    • 8.40 Elton John and Wham!
    • 9.20 The Thompson Twins and Nile Rodgers, Live from America
    • 9.39 Wembley Finale Mercury and May, Paul McCartney Tout Ensemble

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