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Saturday, July 13, 1985. :   The Live Aid concert raises in excess of 150 million for famine relief in Africa.

     Live Aid was a rock concert held at several venues around the world on 13 July 1985 to raise money to assist the famine-affected people in Africa. The main stadia for the event were Wembley in London, and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. Some acts performed at other venues such as Sydney and Moscow. It was estimated that 1.5 billion viewers in 100 countries watched the live broadcast, in the largest satellite link-up and TV broadcast to date. It was organised by Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof, and conceived as a follow-up to the release in the previous December of the hit single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Originally, it was envisaged that the concert would raise 1 million but when the money was ultimately added up, the concert had raised more than 150 million.


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