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Monday, 27 December 2010

LIVE AID 1985

Like many, I watched BBC2 tonight with awe at the incredible effort Bob Geldof, Harvey Goldsmith, Midge Ure and their team put in twenty five years ago to produce a concert that was viewed across the world to raise over £150m for famine relief.

But the most compelling part of the show was the film that was played to two billion people worldwide. Whenever I watch it, the effect on me is always the same. It’s worthwhile to think on this at this time of the year.

1 comment:

  1. It's become fashionable for the cynics to undermine events such as 'Live Aid' and subsequent fundraisers for famine and disaster relief. Quite why escapes me.

    It was a magnificent and well-meant effort; and, in its different way, a 'Woodstock' for a later generation.

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