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- 13 Jul 20
This is a special day in live music history as 35 years ago today, Live Aid took place in London’s Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine. The globally broadcasted gigs included big names like Queen, U2, David Bowie, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and Madonna, with 1.5 billion people watching from 160 countries.
Continuing our Hot Press Photo Archive series, we wanted to post an homage to the man that, together with Midge Ure, took the lead to organize one of me most ambitious, generous and iconic gigs of all time.
Half man, half boomtown rat, Bob Geldof made possible the impossible with the biggest live broadcast ever known putting together the most important rock stars of the planet for a good cause. This gig made it recently to one of the most popular movies of the new century, Bohemian Rhapsody, with Rami Malek portraying Freddie Mercury and Dermot Murphy as Bob Geldof during the unforgettable Queen's performance at Live Aid.