Melody Maker, July 13, 1985

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Live Aid

The Greatest Show On Earth

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The Live Aid spectacular takes off at just before noon on Saturday when BBC 1 will show a short film made by Michael Buerk, whose original news report triggered off the Band Aid phenomenon.

This is immediately followed by the official opening ceremony.

BBC 2 and Radio 1 will broadcast the Wembley concert through till 5pm when the first American act comes through no the satellite from Philly.

The next five hours will be a mixture of British and American, still on BBC 2 and Radio 1, with various other countries feeding into the transmission as the day goes on.

The Wembley show stops at 10pm with a grand finale (who mentioned The Beatles?) and the action from then till 4am is exclusively from Philadelphia on BBC 1.

Note: All timings are approximate and each act will only be on for around 20 minutes so be careful when you nip out to the offy!


The running order:

12:00 - Opening ceremony
12:05 - Status Quo
12:25 - Style Council
12:45 - Ultravox
 1:15 - Boomtown Rats/ Adam Ant
 1:45 - Spandau Ballet
 2:05 - Elvis Costello
 2:20 - Nik Kershaw
 2:35 - B.B King (Holland)
 2:50 - Sade
 3:15 - Sting/ Phil Collins
 3:50 - Howard Jones
 4:10 - Bryan Ferry
 4:40 - Paul Young/ Alison Moyet
 5:00 - Bryan Adams (Philadelphia)
 5:20 - U2
 5:40 - The Beach Boys (Philadelphia)
 6:00 - Dire Straits
 6:20 - Tears For Fears (Philadelphia)
 6:40 - Queen
 7:00 - Simple Minds (Philadelphia)
 7:20 - David Bowie
 7:40 - The Pretenders (Philadelphia)
 8:00 - The Who
 8:20 - Santana/ Pat Metheny (Philadelphia)
 8:40 - Elton John
 9:00 - Wham!
 9:20 - Madonna (Philadelphia)
 9:40 - Freddie Mercury/ Brian May/ Paul McCartney/
   Band Aid Grand Finale
10:00 - End of Wembley show


Switch to BBC1 for further six hours from Philadelphia.

10:00 to 1:00 - Tom Petty; The Cars/ Kenny Loggins;
       Neil Young; Power Station
 1:00 to 4:00 - Eric Clapton; Phil Collins (again)/
       Robert Plant/ Jimmy Page and friends;
       Duran Duran; Patti Labelle;
       Hall & Oates/ The Temptations;
       Mick Jagger/ Tina Turner
    4:00 - Bob Dylan/ Grand Finale


Tags: The BeatlesStatus QuoThe Style CouncilSpandau BalletStingPaul YoungAlison MoyetU2The Beach BoysDavid BowieThe PretendersThe WhoElton JohnPaul McCartneyTom PettyNeil YoungEric ClaptonRobert PlantJimmy PageDuran DuranHall & OatesThe TemptationsMick JaggerBob Dylan

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Melody Maker, July 13, 1985


Melody Maker previews Live Aid, Saturday, July 13, 1985, Wembley Stadium, London, England.

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Clipping.

Cover and page scan.
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