On This Day, July 13, 1985…
The star-studded Live Aid charity concerts were held at Wembley Stadium in London and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
The concerts, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured performances by Queen, David Bowie, U2, Sting, The Who, Elton John, Paul McCartney and others in London, and Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Mick Jagger, a reunion of Led Zeppelin and more in Philadelphia.
Phil Collins actually performed at both shows, flying from London on a Concorde flight and then transporting to and from each stadium via helicopter.
Both concerts raised money for African famine relief. They were broadcast around the world, with an estimated audience of 1.0 billion, in 150 nations.
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