On This Day – Live Aid 1985

Rock came out in force It Wembly UK, and Philadelphia USA to raise money to end the famine in Ethiopia. 18 Hours of continuous music by the likes of Quo, The Who, Jagger, Bowie, Queen, Lionel Ritchie, Lou Reed raised millions of pounds for humanitarian aid.

All very good and laudable, 25 years on, famine still happens, the West still lives above a sustainable level for the world, politicians still look for quick popular fixes instead of taking decisions that will make a difference.

On the other hand, Quo resurrected their flagging career.


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