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Live Aid [DVD] [2005]

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a b Jones, Dylan (26 July 2010). The Eighties: One Day, One Decade. Random House. p.357. ISBN 978-1-4090-5225-8. The [Duran] Duran set was memorable for Simon Le Bon's off-key falsetto note that he hit during 'A View to a Kill', a blunder that echoed throughout the media as 'The Bum Note Heard Round the World'. The singer later said it was the most embarrassing moment of his career. Lessons learned since Live Aid: the challenge of bringing high quality audio to live television audiences continues to change. Kevin Hilton considers how technology has moved on in the 20 years since Live Aid". AllBusiness.com. 1 March 2005. Archived from the original on 6 January 2007 . Retrieved 6 March 2011. The DVD set opens with a heartbreaking documentary on the crisis, followed by videos of the two hit songs that represented the collaborative nature of Geldof’s efforts?Band Aid’ s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and USA for Africa’s “We Are the World.” Since Live Aid was never intended to be released in a recorded format, preservation of TV footage has been unreliable, resulting in some glaring omissions. Led Zeppelin’s semi-reunion doesn’t appear, and neither does a legendary session with Bob Dylan, Ron Wood, and Keith Richards. Some sets by performers who were popular at the time may inspire either nostalgic glee or head-scratching (Kiki Dee fans, you know who you are). Sprinkled amid these performances are a couple real gems, including a performance by Run DMC, the event’s sole representative of the ascendant rap movement. Much of the music here was a passing fad, but the sentiment that brought it all together is timeless.

Studio Sound and Broadcast Engineering – Live aid, Loudspeakers and Monitor" (PDF). American Radio History. 1985 . Retrieved 23 November 2018. Detailed list of all the artist having performed at the Live Aid concert". Live Aid. Retrieved 4 April 2013.Bruce Springsteen decided not to appear at Live Aid despite his huge global popularity in 1985. Geldof had originally scheduled the event for 6 July, but moved the date to the 13th especially to accommodate Springsteen. Springsteen later expressed regret at turning down Geldof's invitation, stating that he "simply did not realise how big the whole thing was going to be" [86] and regretted not performing an acoustic set. [87] During the MTV broadcast, VJ Martha Quinn repeatedly and erroneously claimed that Springsteen would in fact make an appearance. [88]

When organiser Bob Geldof was persuading artists to take part in the concert, he promised them that it would be a one-off event, never to be seen again. That was the reason why the concert was never recorded in its complete original form, and only secondary television broadcasts were recorded. Following Geldof's request, ABC erased its own broadcast tapes. [103] However, before the syndicated/ABC footage was erased, copies of it were donated to the Smithsonian Institution and have now been presumed lost. The ABC feed of the USA for Africa/"We Are The World" finale does exist in its entirety, complete with the network end credits, and can be found as a supplemental feature on the We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song DVD. During his opening number, " American Girl", Tom Petty flipped the middle finger to somebody off stage about one minute into the song. Petty stated the song was a last-minute addition when the band realised that they would be the first act to play the American side of the concert after the London finale and "since this is, after all, JFK Stadium". [55] Sherwood, Harriet; Arts, Harriet Sherwood; correspondent, culture (2 October 2023). "Bob Geldof gives nod of approval to the Old Vic's Live Aid musical". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 2 October 2023.Jones, Dylan (6 June 2013). The Eighties: One Day, One Decade. Random House. pp.150–151. ISBN 978-1-4090-5225-8. Richard Skinner—opened the show and introduced Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales

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