Remember Live Aid? The dual-continent benefit concert to change the world?
Here, some kind person has assembled a rather complete playlist of the full show in England at Wembley Stadium. Get ready for bands and artists such as The Style Council, Boomtown Rats, Adam Ant, Ultravox, Elvis Costello, Sade, Sting, Phil Collins, Howard Jones, Brian Ferry, U2, Dire Straits, David Bowie, the Who, Elton John, and others. The set by Queen is regarded as one of the all time great live performances.
The American show was at JFK Stadium in Philly and featured artists such as Joan Baez, Madonna, Run DMC, the Beach Boys, Pretenders, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, CSN&Y, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Duran Duran and, to headline it all, Hall and Oates.
As I recall, we were all rather amazed by the super lineup of performers and were happy to put up with the numerous telethon-like pitches to give money to help Africa.
Where were you on July 13, 1985?
Set your time machine for the eighties and big hair: