Bob Geldof, 1951 musician, singer, songwriter, actor. Lead singer of The Boomtown Rats... he co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas"... and in 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irish humanitarian Bono. More

~ Sir Bob Geldof - lead singer of The Boomtown Rats. he co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas" with Midge Ure ~

Live Aid was a dual-venue concert that was held on 13 July 1985. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. Billed as the "global jukebox", the event was held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England (attended by 72,000 people) and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA (attended by about 100,000 people).

Whenever my brother talks about my birth he talks about live aid! 1985 My Birthday July 13 1985

Live Aid 1985.  The day Queen stole the show.

Live Aid The day Queen and Freddie Mercury in particular, stole the show. The greatest 25 or so minutes in rock history!

David Bowie - Live Aid promo 1985 I watched so many hours of Live Aid. Very exciting for a 14 year old.

David Bowie - Live Aid promo 1985 I watched so many hours of Live Aid. Very exciting for a 14 year old.

Queen had a pretty tough task when they took the stage at Live Aid in July of 1985. Given 20 minutes, they did everything possible to cram a full concert into it. They opened with an abbreviated "Bohemian Rhapsody" that went right into "Radio Ga Ga." They played two more songs before the finale of "We Will Rock You" into "We Are the Champions." Many bands were swallowed up by the enormous Wembley stage, but Mercury worked it like an absolute pro.

Flashback: Queen Rock Live Aid

Queen Live Aid Full Video HQ - one of the greatest live performances EVER! This is my greatest memory of the biggest concert in the world.

Freddie Mercury - Live Aid Concert - 1985 - Accompanied by Brian May on guitar (to right side of photo but not shown), the two returned to the stage that evening, performing "Is This The World We Created ~ a song Freddie and Michael Jackson collaborated on together. Very moving lyrics...

Freddie - freddie-mercury Photo LIVE AID Talent is sexy. Oh look at him, so sexy in the white shirt!

Madonna Performing Live Aid 1985

American singer and actress Madonna performs for a sold out crowd at the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July

Bono, Paul McCartney & Freddie Mercury together on stage during the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium on 13 July, 1985 in London, England.

Bono, Paul McCartney & Freddie Mercury on stage during the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium on 13 July, 1985 in London, England.

Queen live, 1985. I consider it one of the great tragedies of my life that I never got to see them in concert.

Freddie Mercury: His Life in Pictures

1985 - Live Aid - With highlights including Queen’s act - voted the greatest…

David Bowie with Diana, Princess of Wales at Live Aid

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Diana, Princess of Wales at Live Aid in the presence of David Bowie - Rock God

Legendary! Queen live in 1985 at Live Aid in London... there will never be another Freddie Mercury!

Quite Possibly the Best Ever Live Performance - Queen Performing "Radio GaGa" at Live Aid

This is "Live Aid 1985 David Bowie" by Stephen Stachini on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

This is "Live Aid 1985 David Bowie" by Stephen Stachini on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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