Wednesday, December 11, 2013

LIVE AID 1985 Inc Music Download (Mixtape 18)

Hello and welcome back....July 13th, 1985 was the place to be with one of the biggest concerts ever telecast around the world...
 "Live Aid 1985"

Cranking up the satellites and broadcasting to an estimated global audience of 1.8 Billion people from 150 nations...

HOW IT ALL STARTED
After images of starving children in Ethiopia were beamed to the TV sets of millions, the images sent shock-waves around the world.
Those images affected one man in particular, that man was....
Bob Geldof, lead singer from 70s/80s band 'The Boomtown Rats'
Bob then contacted MidgeUre (Ultravox) and together with Music promoter Harvey Goldsmith, penned the 1984 song 'Do They know it Christmas' , and with various music artists, went on to raise funds and to try and stop the suffering of the people of Ethiopia.

BAND AID - DO THEY KNOW IT CHRISTMAS (Thanks to cicciopaccioful for the video)



But Bob Geldof had bigger things on his mind...

Meanwhile in America, Music artists 'Michael Jackson' and 'Lionel Richie' had seen the plight that Bob Geldof was preaching and Recorded "USA For Africa - We are the World" with music artists across the U.S.
This effort made $63 million....

USA FOR AFRICA - WE ARE THE WORLD  (Thanks to kamikatze07 for the video)



While "Band Aid - Do They Know it Christmas" was successful as well (raised £8 million), it wasn't enough, realizing that the scale of hunger and disease was bigger than first thought, and the fact that the food and aid was sitting in docks unable to be distributed,  more funds were needed to get the job done properly.....

And so.... Live Aid 1985 was born (aka - The Global Jukebox).




WHERE WAS 'LIVE AID 1985' STAGED ?

Main concerts were held at Wembley Stadium in London,U.K
(from 12pm - 11pm BST (British Summer Time), 72,000 seat capacity)

And John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, United States
(from 8.51am -11.05pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), 90,000 seat capacity)

Also smaller concerts in Australia (OZ For Africa), Japan, Germany and even Russia.


WHO PLAYED AT LIVE AID 1985 ? (Electronic80s bands)

WEMBLEY STADIUM

The Style Council
Adam Ant
Ultravox
Spandau Ballet
Nik Kershaw
Sting
Phil Collins
Howard Jones
Bryan Ferry
Paul Young
Queen
U2
David Bowie
Thomas Dolby
Band Aid


JFK STADIUM - PHILADELPHIA

The Hooters
Billy Ocean
Rick Springfield
REO Speedwagon
Bryan Adams
Simple Minds
The Pretenders
Madonna
The Cars
The Powerstation
Thompson Twins
Phil Collins (via a British Airways Concorde)
Duran Duran
Hall & Oats

For a full list SEE HERE


HOW MUCH WAS RAISED?

On the day around $50 Million
Over the years combined around $150 Million


DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE 18 - LIVE AID 1985 SPECIAL HERE

TRACK LISTING
1 . Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't it be Good
2 . The Cars - Heartbeat City
3 . Duran Duran - Union of the Snake
4 . Madonna - Holiday
5 . Howard Jones - Hide and Seek
6 . David Bowie - Modern Love
7 . Phil Collins - Against all Odds
8 . Queen - Radio Ga Ga
9 . Paul Young - Come back and Stay
10 . Spandau Ballet - Only when you Leave
11 . The Pretenders - Bank on the Chain Gang
12 . Simple Minds - Don't you forget about Me
13 . The Style Council - Walls come Tumbling Down
14 . U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
15 . Ultravox - Vienna




QUEEN - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY & RADIO GA GA




THE CARS - HEARTBEAT CITY




HOWARD JONES - HIDE AND SEEK




U2 - SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
















































2 comments:

  1. It was one of those magic moments in history that should never be forgotten, glad you liked :)

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