Live Aid 35 Years On
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On July 13th, 1985, the Live Aid concerts were held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia. They featured the top pop and rock musicians of the day, and over sixteen hours of live music. Organized by a fading post-punk/new wave performer (Bob Geldof) the purpose of the concerts (which were referred to as a 'Global Jukebox') were to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. The result was a wild, raucous, and often entertaining day of music, insanity, and strange hairstyles.
Chris and Jon take a look back at a few of the few highlights and several of the lowlights from this seminal day in rock and roll history, thirty-five years later.