Category Archives: Live Aid

Remember That Song – 12/6/21

Can you name the artist and song:
Why do I feel so alive when you’re near
There’s no way any hurt can get through
Longing to spend every moment of the day with you

Last Song: “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid (1984)
Great job sweetpurplejune, Adora (@Adora2000), and Peter (@JamsieBlonde007)!!!

There’s a world outside your window
And it’s a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing
Is the bitter sting of tears

Live Aid version

If you’d like to get the song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

Live Aid: 25 Years ago today

Live Aid, the multi-venue charity concert, was held on July 13, 1985. It came on the heels of the charity songs “Do They Know It’s Christmas”, and “We Are The World”. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia, and was held in Wembley Stadium in London, England (attended by 72,000 people) and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia (attended by about 99,000 people).

There were some memorable moments at the concert. I remember Madonna performing:

And Queen – one of my favorite bands of all time – gave one of the greatest preformances of all time:

Phil Collins and his mullet performed in both England and the U.S. After he performed at Wembley, he took the Concorde to get to Philadelphia:

And former members of Led Zeppelin, with Phil Collins and Chic member Tony Thompson sharing duties on drums (although they were not officially announced by their group name from the stage, but were announced as Led Zeppelin on the VH1 10th Anniversary re-broadcast in 1995).

Do you have any memories that you would like to share? Any favorite performances?