Brentwood, 1.40pm: 9°C, moderate rain

Remembering Live Aid 1985


Don’t be ridiculous – Live Aid was 34 years ago you say?? Surely not [counts on fingers] OH GOOD GRIEF!

The concert itself lasted 16 hours! And due to the artists performing simultaneously in London & Philadelphia, the combined length was of course even greater.

Queen gave – according to an industry poll – the greatest live performance in the history of rock music. 75,000 people clapped along in unison to ‘Radio Ga Ga’.

Live Aid was reported to have had 1.9 billion viewers in 150 countries and the concert holds the record for the most-watched television event in history.

PLAYLIST
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Big Jerico – Big Area
George Michael – Monkey
Blondie – Rapture
Godley & Crème – Under Your Thumb
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
Irene Cara – Fame
Tears For Fears – Pale Shelter
Howard Jones – What Is Love
Sade – The Sweetest Taboo
Ultravox – All Stood Still
David Bowie – Absolute Beginners
T’pau – Heart & Soul
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Olivia Newton John & Electric Light Orchestra – Xanadu
Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin
The Blow Monkeys – It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way
UB40 – Food For Thought
Roxette – Dressed For Success
Level 42 – Lessons In Love
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
Status Quo – Rockin All Over The World (Live Aid 1985)
Queen – Hammer To Fall (Live Aid 1985)
Elton John – Rocket Man (Live Aid 1985)
Beautiful South – You Keep It All In
Prince – U Got The Look

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