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Live Aid In Photos: July 13 1985

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On July 13 1985, there was Live Aid, the great rock ‘n’ roll charity gig.

Were you there?

 

Crowd cheers during Live Aid famine relief concert at Wembley Stadium in London. PA-2491932

Crowd cheers during Live Aid famine relief concert at Wembley Stadium in London. PA-2491932

LIVE AID ORGANISER BOB GELDOF PERFORMS ON STAGE.

LIVE AID ORGANISER BOB GELDOF PERFORMS ON STAGE.

ALISON MOYET AND PAUL YOUNG ON STAGE DURING THE LIVE AID CHARITY CONCERT.

ALISON MOYET AND PAUL YOUNG ON STAGE DURING THE LIVE AID CHARITY CONCERT.

Rock star Bono, the 25-year-old lead singer with the Irish group U2, performing at the Live Aid concert in July this year. PA-1597212

Rock star Bono, the 25-year-old lead singer with the Irish group U2, performing at the Live Aid concert in July this year. PA-1597212

Singer Bryan Ferry performing during the 1985 Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, London.

Singer Bryan Ferry performing during the 1985 Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, London.

The huge crowd at Wembley Stadium, London for the Live Aid concert.

The huge crowd at Wembley Stadium, London for the Live Aid concert.

72, 000 pop and rock fans pack out Wembley Stadium in London for the Live Aid Concert.  PA-1252492

72, 000 pop and rock fans pack out Wembley Stadium in London for the Live Aid Concert.
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George Michael of Wham performing at Live Aid. PA-2236763

George Michael of Wham performing at Live Aid.
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The crowd get hosed down with water.

The crowd get hosed down with water.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales in the Royal Box after opening the Live Aid concert.  PA-2312215

The Prince and Princess of Wales in the Royal Box after opening the Live Aid concert.
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Thousands of fans begin arriving for what has been described as the biggest event in the history of rock music. PA-2312187

Thousands of fans begin arriving for what has been described as the biggest event in the history of rock music. PA-2312187

Singer Sade performs on stage. PA-2312224

Singer Sade performs on stage. PA-2312224

Elvis Costello performing on stage. Elvis Costello performing on stage.

Elvis Costello performing on stage. Elvis Costello performing on stage.

Left to right: Bono of U2, Paul McCartney, and Freddy Mercury of Queen, during the finale. PA-2328106

Left to right: Bono of U2, Paul McCartney, and Freddy Mercury of Queen, during the finale. PA-2328106

Pop fan Gail Goulding reflects on the excitement of the Live Aid concert.  PA-2320478

Pop fan Gail Goulding reflects on the excitement of the Live Aid concert.
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Bikinis, cameras, sunny smiles and a friendly wave from two female audience members.  PA-2320403

Bikinis, cameras, sunny smiles and a friendly wave from two female audience members.
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Adam Ant performing. PA-2312668

Adam Ant performing. PA-2312668

Roger Daltrey (l) and Pete Townshend reunited on stage as The Who at the Live Aid concert.

Roger Daltrey (l) and Pete Townshend reunited on stage as The Who at the Live Aid concert.

The Who perform at the Live Aid concert, Wembley Stadium, London.  PA-18436052

The Who perform at the Live Aid concert, Wembley Stadium, London.
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David Bowie performs on stage. The backing singer on the left is Tessa Niles.  David Bowie performs on stage. The backing singer on the left is Tessa Niles.

David Bowie performs on stage. The backing singer on the left is Tessa Niles.
David Bowie performs on stage. The backing singer on the left is Tessa Niles.

Elton John at the piano during the Live Aid Concert. PA-12157549

Elton John at the piano during the Live Aid Concert. PA-12157549

British pop singers Phil Collins, left, and Sting are shown on stage during the Live Aid concert held at London's Wembley Stadium, England, July 13, 1985. Collins will fly on the Concorde to perform at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, USA. The rock and roll telethon concert, to raise awareness for famine victims in Ethiopia, was broadcast around the world and raised $100 million dollars. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber)   PA-2964368

British pop singers Phil Collins, left, and Sting are shown on stage during the Live Aid concert held at London’s Wembley Stadium, England, July 13, 1985. Collins will fly on the Concorde to perform at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, USA. The rock and roll telethon concert, to raise awareness for famine victims in Ethiopia, was broadcast around the world and raised $100 million dollars. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber)
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From left, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills, performing collectively as Crosby, Stills and Nash, acknowledge the crowd during the Live Aid concert for famine relief at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pa. July 13, 1985.(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) PA-2850715

From left, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills, performing collectively as Crosby, Stills and Nash, acknowledge the crowd during the Live Aid concert for famine relief at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pa. July 13, 1985.(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) PA-2850715

Ozzy Osbourne, left, and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath perform during the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, Pa., July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)   PA-2834172

Ozzy Osbourne, left, and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath perform during the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, Pa., July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
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American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan,left, is joined onstage by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards during Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.PA-2520859

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan,left, is joined onstage by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards during Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.PA-2520859

A huge crowd attends the Live Aid famine relief concert for Africa at Wembley Stadium. PA-2491908

A huge crowd attends the Live Aid famine relief concert for Africa at Wembley Stadium. PA-2491908

British singer David Bowie performs at Live Aid famine relief concert at Wembley Stadium.  PA-2491899

British singer David Bowie performs at Live Aid famine relief concert at Wembley Stadium.
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Robert Plant, right, Paul Martinez, left during Live Aid concert on July 13, 1985. Location unknown. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)PA-11599268

Robert Plant, right, Paul Martinez, left during Live Aid concert on July 13, 1985. Location unknown. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)PA-11599268

The Sting, right, joins the Dire Straits group during the Live Aid famine relief concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 13, 1985. At left is Dire Straits lead singer Mark K. Knopflen. (AP Photo) PA-11599262

The Sting, right, joins the Dire Straits group during the Live Aid famine relief concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 13, 1985. At left is Dire Straits lead singer Mark K. Knopflen. (AP Photo) PA-11599262

Crowd at Live Aid Music Concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) PA-9829671

Crowd at Live Aid Music Concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) PA-9829671

Princess Diana, left, and Prince Charles attend the Live Aid concert as they acknowledge the crowd with event organizer Bob Geldof, right, at London's Wembley Stadium, England, July 13, 1985. The rock and roll telethon concert, to raise awareness for famine victims in Ethiopia, was broadcast around the world and raised $100 million dollars. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber)  PA-8636492

Princess Diana, left, and Prince Charles attend the Live Aid concert as they acknowledge the crowd with event organizer Bob Geldof, right, at London’s Wembley Stadium, England, July 13, 1985. The rock and roll telethon concert, to raise awareness for famine victims in Ethiopia, was broadcast around the world and raised $100 million dollars. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber)
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In a July 13, 1985 file photo singers from left, Valerie Simpson, Teddy Pendergrass and Nicholas Ashford perform at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia Pa. during the Live Aid famine relief concert. Pendergrass died Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010 in Philadelphia at age 59. (AP Photo/ Amy Sancetta) PA-8201563

In a July 13, 1985 file photo singers from left, Valerie Simpson, Teddy Pendergrass and Nicholas Ashford perform at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia Pa. during the Live Aid famine relief concert. Pendergrass died Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010 in Philadelphia at age 59. (AP Photo/ Amy Sancetta) PA-8201563

Tina Turner reacts as Mick Jagger grabs her tight during their duo at the Live Aid concert Saturday night in Philadelphia, July 13, 1995 (AP-Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Tina Turner reacts as Mick Jagger grabs her tight during their duo at the Live Aid concert Saturday night in Philadelphia, July 13, 1995 (AP-Photo/Amy Sancetta)

 British and Irish singers perform on stage at the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, London, England, on July 13, 1985. From left are George Michael of Wham, Bob Geldolf, Bono of U2, Freddie Mercury of Queen, Andrew Ridgley of Wham! and Howard Jones. It may be hard for next month's Live 8 concert to be as historic or even heart-warming as the 1985 Live Aid show, one of the greatest rock concerts of all time. (AP Photo) PA-2443361

British and Irish singers perform on stage at the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, London, England, on July 13, 1985. From left are George Michael of Wham, Bob Geldolf, Bono of U2, Freddie Mercury of Queen, Andrew Ridgley of Wham! and Howard Jones. It may be hard for next month’s Live 8 concert to be as historic or even heart-warming as the 1985 Live Aid show, one of the greatest rock concerts of all time. (AP Photo) PA-2443361

Tina Turner and Mick Jagger perform together at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia in this July 13, 1985, file photo. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday, May 29, 2005, that two decades after rock stars descended in Philadelphia to raise funds for Africa, a sequel is coming to the city. Singer-activist Bob Geldof is again organizing the event, to be held on July 2. Details are expected to be announced Tuesday during joint news conferences planned for Philadelphia and London. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy) PA-2423979

Tina Turner and Mick Jagger perform together at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia in this July 13, 1985, file photo. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday, May 29, 2005, that two decades after rock stars descended in Philadelphia to raise funds for Africa, a sequel is coming to the city. Singer-activist Bob Geldof is again organizing the event, to be held on July 2. Details are expected to be announced Tuesday during joint news conferences planned for Philadelphia and London. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy) PA-2423979

This aerial view Live Aid Concert from the Good Year blimp shows Philadelphia's J.F.K. Stadium, July 12, 1985, foreground, which will be the site of Live Aid Concert. In the background are, from left, veterans Stadium and the Spectrum. (AP Photo/George Widman) PA-18317495

This aerial view Live Aid Concert from the Good Year blimp shows Philadelphia’s J.F.K. Stadium, July 12, 1985, foreground, which will be the site of Live Aid Concert. In the background are, from left, veterans Stadium and the Spectrum. (AP Photo/George Widman) PA-18317495

Bob Geldof is shown at Wembley Stadium during preparations for the Live Aid rock concert in London, England, July 10, 1985. It may be hard for next month's Live 8 concert to be as historic or even heart-warming as the 1985 Live Aid show, one of the greatest rock concerts of all time. (AP Photo/David Caulkin) PA-2443367

Bob Geldof is shown at Wembley Stadium during preparations for the Live Aid rock concert in London, England, July 10, 1985. It may be hard for next month’s Live 8 concert to be as historic or even heart-warming as the 1985 Live Aid show, one of the greatest rock concerts of all time. (AP Photo/David Caulkin) PA-2443367

Madonna sings during a Live Aid concert in Philadelphia's JFK Stadium on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)  PA-3353845

Madonna sings during a Live Aid concert in Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
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Singer Joan Baez sings at the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA., on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy) PA-8669547

Singer Joan Baez sings at the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA., on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy) PA-8669547

Paul McCartney,center with arm raised, joins in the finale of the London Live Aid Famine Relief Concert in London on July 13, 1985. Others, from left, are George Michael of Wham; Harvey Goldsmith, concert promoter; Bono of U2 (face obscured); McCartney; Bob Galdof, organizer; Freddie Mercury of Queen; and unidentified backing singer. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber)

Paul McCartney,center with arm raised, joins in the finale of the London Live Aid Famine Relief Concert in London on July 13, 1985. Others, from left, are George Michael of Wham; Harvey Goldsmith, concert promoter; Bono of U2 (face obscured); McCartney; Bob Galdof, organizer; Freddie Mercury of Queen; and unidentified backing singer. (AP Photo/Joe Schaber)

Bono, Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury were among pop stars to join in Live Aid.  PA-1010715

Bono, Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury were among pop stars to join in Live Aid. PA-1010715

Singer George Michael on stage performing during the Live Aid Concert.  PA-1114257

Singer George Michael on stage performing during the Live Aid Concert. PA-1114257

Leader of Dire Straits rock band, Mark Knopfler performs at the Live Aid concert.  PA-1930693

Leader of Dire Straits rock band, Mark Knopfler performs at the Live Aid concert.
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A general view of Wembley stadium with the guards band playing the National Anthem on the arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales who opened the Live Aid concert. PA-1880417

A general view of Wembley stadium with the guards band playing the National Anthem on the arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales who opened the Live Aid concert. PA-1880417

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Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana watch Live Aid, a concert organised to raise money for famine relief in Africa, at Wembley Stadium, London, July 13, 1985. Seated behind are Brian May, left, and Roger Taylor, right, of British rock band Queen. (AP Photo) PA-1880417

Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana watch Live Aid, a concert organised to raise money for famine relief in Africa, at Wembley Stadium, London, July 13, 1985. Seated behind are Brian May, left, and Roger Taylor, right, of British rock band Queen. (AP Photo) PA-1880417

Leadsinger Robert Plant of the British rock band Led Zeppelin performs at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia's J.F.K. Stadium, on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

Leadsinger Robert Plant of the British rock band Led Zeppelin performs at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia’s J.F.K. Stadium, on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

Leadsinger Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, right, of the British rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia's J.F.K. Stadium, on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy) PA-1880417

Leadsinger Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, right, of the British rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia’s J.F.K. Stadium, on July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy) PA-1880417

Former Led Zeppelin bandmates, bassist John Paul Jones ,left, and singer, Robert Plant, appear onstage at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia Pa. during the Live Aid famine relief concert, in this July 13, 1985 file photo. Led Zeppelin, one of the last major acts to resist digital distribution, are releasing their back catalog online. Songs including "Communication Breakdown," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway to Heaven," will be available from online music stores Nov. 13. The band is due to release a two-CD retrospective, "Mothership," the same day. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) PA-5243680

Former Led Zeppelin bandmates, bassist John Paul Jones ,left, and singer, Robert Plant, appear onstage at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia Pa. during the Live Aid famine relief concert, in this July 13, 1985 file photo. Led Zeppelin, one of the last major acts to resist digital distribution, are releasing their back catalog online. Songs including “Communication Breakdown,” “Whole Lotta Love” and “Stairway to Heaven,” will be available from online music stores Nov. 13. The band is due to release a two-CD retrospective, “Mothership,” the same day. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) PA-5243680

ritish singer Simon LeBon of Duran Duran performs at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia Pa. during the Live Aid famine relief concert July 13, 1985. Justin Timberlake is working on Duran Duran's new album, along with superproducer Timbaland, who created recent smash hits for both Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, the British band said. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) PA-4141111

ritish singer Simon LeBon of Duran Duran performs at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia Pa. during the Live Aid famine relief concert July 13, 1985. Justin Timberlake is working on Duran Duran’s new album, along with superproducer Timbaland, who created recent smash hits for both Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, the British band said. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) PA-4141111

BAND AID 1985: Rock stars at Wembley stadium, London, following the announcement that Band Aid is to stage the biggest rock event the world has ever seen to raise millions for the Ethiopian famine appeal. (l-r) Tony Hadley, Midge Ure, Gary Kemp, Adam Ant, Bob Geldof and Elton John.  *19/12/01:  Rock stars at Wembley stadium, London, following the announcement that Band Aid is to stage the biggest rock event the world has ever seen to raise millions for the Ethiopian famine appeal. (l-r) Tony Hadley, Midge Ure, Gary Kemp, Adam Ant, Bob Geldof and Elton John.  It was announced that Wembley would be the site for the new national stadium. PA-1438356

BAND AID 1985: Rock stars at Wembley stadium, London, following the announcement that Band Aid is to stage the biggest rock event the world has ever seen to raise millions for the Ethiopian famine appeal. (l-r) Tony Hadley, Midge Ure, Gary Kemp, Adam Ant, Bob Geldof and Elton John. *19/12/01: Rock stars at Wembley stadium, London, following the announcement that Band Aid is to stage the biggest rock event the world has ever seen to raise millions for the Ethiopian famine appeal. (l-r) Tony Hadley, Midge Ure, Gary Kemp, Adam Ant, Bob Geldof and Elton John. It was announced that Wembley would be the site for the new national stadium. PA-1438356

Pop star Bob Geldof stands on the ship, Band Aid I, by a funnel painted with a poignant message at Tilbury docks before the ship sailed with its cargo of relief supplies for famine-stricken Ethiopia.PA-20990443

Pop star Bob Geldof stands on the ship, Band Aid I, by a funnel painted with a poignant message at Tilbury docks before the ship sailed with its cargo of relief supplies for famine-stricken Ethiopia.PA-20990443

Pop star Bob Geldof on the quay at Tilbury before a re-named freighter, Band Aid I, sails for the Red Sea ports of Port Sudan and Assab. Band Aid, the group founded by Geldof to aid famine-stricken people of Ethiopia, is sponsoring a free-freight shipping service to take relief supplies to drought areas of the country. PA-20990442

Pop star Bob Geldof on the quay at Tilbury before a re-named freighter, Band Aid I, sails for the Red Sea ports of Port Sudan and Assab. Band Aid, the group founded by Geldof to aid famine-stricken people of Ethiopia, is sponsoring a free-freight shipping service to take relief supplies to drought areas of the country. PA-20990442

Midge Ure, 31 of the Rock Group Ultravox, who with Bob Geldof wrote the Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. PA-2099462

Midge Ure, 31 of the Rock Group Ultravox, who with Bob Geldof wrote the Band Aid single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’. PA-2099462

Bob Geldof arrives at Heathrow Airport, where he was greeted by his wife Paula Yates, with their daughter Fifi. Geldof had just flown in from Ethiopa and the Sudan, where he witnessed the famine on behalf of his Band Aid record. PA-2312186

Bob Geldof arrives at Heathrow Airport, where he was greeted by his wife Paula Yates, with their daughter Fifi. Geldof had just flown in from Ethiopa and the Sudan, where he witnessed the famine on behalf of his Band Aid record. PA-2312186

Britain's Princess Diana shakes hands with Nick Rhodes, the keyboard player in her favorite band, British pop group Duran Duran, at a music gala concert in aid of the Prince of Wales Trust Fund in London, England, July 20, 1983. (AP Photo/Bob Dear) PA-8682382

Britain’s Princess Diana shakes hands with Nick Rhodes, the keyboard player in her favorite band, British pop group Duran Duran, at a music gala concert in aid of the Prince of Wales Trust Fund in London, England, July 20, 1983. (AP Photo/Bob Dear) PA-8682382

Midge Ure, 31 of the Rock Group Ultravox, who with Bob Geldof wrote the Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', spraying a message on a water tanker at Gatwick Airport. PA-2099466

Midge Ure, 31 of the Rock Group Ultravox, who with Bob Geldof wrote the Band Aid single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, spraying a message on a water tanker at Gatwick Airport. PA-2099466

Pop star Bob Geldof after his return from a 12 day tour of the African famine belt.  PA-1880417

Pop star Bob Geldof after his return from a 12 day tour of the African famine belt. PA-1880417

Queen singer Freddie Mercury in concert in Cologne. Freddie lives - at least on video: The Austrian tie-clip directors Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher up-aroused the 1991 at AIDS the deceased singer, by them unpublished filmmaterial in "Queen of skirt - The video" together-cut. PA-2831305

Queen singer Freddie Mercury in concert in Cologne. Freddie lives – at least on video: The Austrian tie-clip directors Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher up-aroused the 1991 at AIDS the deceased singer, by them unpublished filmmaterial in “Queen of skirt – The video” together-cut. PA-2831305