Live Aid

Live Aid was a dual-venue concert 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 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, United Kingdom (attended by 72,000 people) and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (attended by about 100,000 people). On the same day, concerts inspired by the initiative happened in other countries, such as Australia and Germany. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion, across 150 nations, watched the live broadcast.

Read more about Live Aid:  Origins, Collaborative Effort, The Broadcasts, Memorable Moments At Wembley Stadium, Memorable Moments At JFK Stadium, Raising Money, Notable Absences, Criticisms and Controversies, Live Aid Performers and Setlists, Live Aid Recordings/releases

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