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Live Aid: 25 years ago today

It’s been a quarter-century since Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof put together what has been, in hindsight, the most extensive multi-continental benefit concert to date, Live Aid.

Absolute Radio to broadcast Live Aid documentary

Absolute Radio will broadcast a documentary about the 25th anniversary of Live Aid next week. The documentary will be aired in two parts. The first will be broadcast on Monday, July 12th at 10 p.m. BST (5 p.m. Eastern) and part two can be heard the following night at the same time.

Live 8 for the G8 – report from Barrie, Ontario

The Live 8 concerts are over, and the world may never be the same — in a good way. Sir Bob Geldof, responsible for 1985’s Live Aid extravaganza, also spearheaded July 2, 2005’s, Live 8 event. It is hoped the G8 nations meeting in Scotland will agree to cancel the national debt of the many poverty-stricken countries in Africa and increase the continent’s financial and medical assistance. Microsoft’s Bill Gates appeared at Live 8 in London to lend his support and share his hope for better healthcare and a brighter tomorrow for everyone. Nelson Mandela appeared in Johannesburg, South Africa, to echo similar feelings of hope and insight.

We Are The World: 25 Years Later

The artists who participated in the recording of “We Are The World” were all told beforehand by producer Quincy Jones to check their egos at the door.

What a humbling experience it must have been to be a part of a project that not only yielded the biggest-selling single ever, but also raised millions of dollars for famine relief in drought-stricken Africa.