This post is a day early but I am out tomorrow night. Live Aid happened on 13 July 1985. 26 years ago. Oh lord, as if I wasn't feeling old enough. If you are a young whippersnapper, it's hard to explain how significant Live Aid was and how exciting it was. A whole day of concert! We were glued to the television waiting for the people we liked to come on and do their thing.
Reams has been written about the day so I won't repeat that but I will say it didn't work, did it? So depressing. We were so hopeful that we really could change the world through Midge Ure and Bob Geldof. In retrospect, it was a pipe dream.
One band ruled Live Aid and it was of course, Queen. I just watched this again having not seen it for years. There has been no greater showman than Freddie Mercury before or since. Look at him work that crowd and give it his all. It's a masterclass, the man is a legend. We'll be having a Queen post soon I think.
Anyway, RIP Freddie. Bob, you did good.