Celebrate the 34th anniversary of the famous Live Aid COncert

Celebrate the 34th anniversary of the famous Live Aid Concert on East Coast Gold

Celebrate the famous Live Aid concert of 1985 with East Coast Gold on Tuesday 13 June 2021. Jane Linley-Thomas and Dave Guselli will be taking us on a memorable trip down one of music's most spectacular productions of all time.

Live Aid 1964 - Queen
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Where were you on 13 June 1985 when 40% of the world was watching one of the greatest live concerts of all time?

Tuesday marks the anniversary of the famous Live Aid concert on Saturday July 13th 1985. It took place at Wembley Stadium in England and at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and it was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the 1983-85 famine in Ethiopia.

On the same day, concerts inspired by the event were held elsewhere around the world and it was one of the largest satellite link-ups and TV broadcasts of all time. An estimated audience of 1.9 billion, in 150 nations, watched the live broadcast, nearly 40 percent of the world population.

Status Quo were the first act to appear and started their set with "Rockin' All Over the World",

Queen's electrifying twenty-one-minute performance was voted the greatest live performance in the history of rock in a 2005 industry poll of more than 60 artists, journalists and music industry executives.

Queen's lead singer Freddie Mercury led the crowd with his famous “EEEEEEEYO!” chant on numerous occasions and this would later be dubbed "The Note Heard Round theWorld".

The band's six-song set opened with a shortened version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and closed with "We Are the Champions". 

Without a doubt, this was one of the most iconic concerts of all time, which is why it deserves a special celebration. 

Relive some of the famous ‘Live Aid’ concert from 1985 on the 36th anniversary of the event! Jane Linley Thomas has a triple play at 12pm, and join Dave Guselli from 8:30pm on Tuesday for a half hour special. That’s ‘Live Aid’ – on East Coast Gold this Tuesday.

You'll hear hits from the likes of the Beach Boys, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, The Boohtown Rats, and so much more.

For loads of fantastic 60s, 70s and 80s classics, listen to East Coast Gold via the ECR app or here. We’re also on various other platforms, including Alexa (just enable the ‘East Coast Gold’ skill); MyTuner, Radio Garden; iono.fm, Radioline or OpenRadio.

Who's on-air when?

Gordon Graham, weekdays 6-10am and Sundays 2-6pm.
Jane Linley-Thomas, weekdays 10am-1 pm.
Damon Beard, weekdays 1-5pm.
Dave Guselli, weekdays 5-9pm and Saturdays, 2-6pm.
Guy McDonald, weekends 6-10am.
Alex Jay, Saturdays 10am – 2pm.
Jill Stewart, Sundays 10am - 2pm.

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