LIVE AID, THE GLOBE-STRADDLING POP MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA ORGANISED BY BOB GELDOF TO FUNDRAISE FOR ETHIOPIAN FAMINE RELIEF, TOOK PLACE 28 YEARS AGO THIS WEEKEND, ON 13th JULY 1985.
In this edition of The Mouthcast GQ magazine editor and author Dylan Jones discusses his new book THE EIGHTIES: ONE DAY, ONE DECADE. Its breathless, thoughtful and incisive pages put the politics and culture of the times into context by filtering them through “the prism of Live Aid” – and vice versa.
Jones, who attended the Wembley portion of the concert, reflects on the force of personality of Bob Geldof, and remembers how a band he had considered “a great pompous artefact from the 1970s” actually galvanised the day with a masterclass performance.
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