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July 13, 1985: Live Aid Rocked The World

Today (July 13) marks the 33rd anniversary of Live Aid. 

The legendary benefit show, which took place at Wembley Stadium in London and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, helped raise more than $125 million for African famine relief efforts and was broadcast live in 110 countries and was watched by over a billion people worldwide.  Here are some of our favorite performances from that historic day.

Queen

Queen -Live Aid Wembley-13 July 1985-Complete

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U2

LIVE AID 1985: U2 Full Performance (Wembley Stadium)

Live Aid Concert (1985): U2 Full Performance. TyrantBossMedia does not own the copyright to this footage. For entertainment and education purposes only. We have the entire 8 hours of the concert and hope to eventually post the whole show for MTV, Music fans and fans of the concert.

 

Judas Priest

Judas Priest - Live at Live Aid 1985/07/13

Judas Priest - Live in Philadelphia, USA - July 13, 1985 00:00 - Interview 01:33 - Living After Midnight 05:56 - The Green Manalishi 09:37 - You've Got Another Thing Comin'

 

Tina Turner & Mick Jagger

Tina Turner & Mick Jagger Live AID 1985

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David Bowie

(1985) Live Aid / David Bowie

TVC 15 - Rebel Rebel - Modern Love - Heroes

 

The Who

THE WHO Wembley Stadium (Live Aid 1985)

The Who playing at Wembley Stadium for Live Aid in 1985. Songs : 'Love Reign O'er Me', 'Won't Get Fooled Again'

 

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath at Live Aid 1985

Black Sabbath performing "Children of the Grave", "Iron Man" and "Paranoid" at Live Aid on July 13, 1985 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA

 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Live Aid (1985)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers live at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 13th 1985 0:01 "American Girl" 4:03 "The Waiting" 8:57 "Rebels" 14:40 "Refugee" * "The Waiting" and "Rebels" are from a broadcast.

 

Eric Clapton & Phil Collins

Eric Clapton & Phil Collins - Layla (Live Aid 1985)

Thanks for 10 000 likes to God! What do you do when you get lonely? And nobody's waiting by your side? You been running and hiding much too long. You know it's just your foolish pride. [Chorus:] Layla, you've got me on my knees. Layla, I'm begging, darling please.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.