July 13, 2022 3:34 pm
Today marks the 37th anniversary of the celebration of two of the most important concerts in the history of rock, which took place on July 13, 1985 in the Wembley Stadium of London and in the JFK Stadium of Philadelphia under the name of Live Aidwith two spectacular posters promoted by Bob Geldof with the collection of funds to alleviate hunger in Ethiopia as the objective of a constellation of stars among which we find very unique moments of the races of Queen, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Judas Priest either David Bowie among many others.
like the movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was in charge of making us live again almost as if we were there, the London stage hosted what is remembered as one of the most important and best performances in history with the participation of What in in this Live Aid, with Freddie Mercury pocketing every one of those attending the show at Wembley Stadium. In fact, this article also serves as a reminder that Live Aid was not just a Queen concert.
Maybe in this case the Jimmy PageRobert Plant Y John Paul Jones did not offer in JFK Stadium the best performance of his career, but the event was so important as to have the first concert in which the three members of Led Zeppelin gathered on a stage since the death of John Bonham. Phil collins Y Tony Thompson were in charge of occupying the position of the remembered drummer interpreting “Rock and Roll”, “Whole Lotta Love” Y “Stairway to Heaven”.
Another meeting that took place on the Philadelphia stage was that of Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne. “Children of the Grave”, “Iron Man” Y “Paranoid” they reunited the classic formation of those from Birmingham, who at that moment were in a pause between the stages in which Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes Y Tony Martin would put his voice on Black Sabbath, and Ozzy fired ‘Bark at the Moon’ before starting the road to ‘The Ultimate Sin’.
The Rolling Stones
In case of The Rolling Stones was a little more particular, since at this time Mick jagger He had released his first solo album, ‘She’s the Boss’and the vocalist had his own performance at JFK, in which he highlighted the participation of Tina Turner forming a duo of devastating talent. On the other hand we find the guitars of Keith Richards Y Ronnie Wood accompanying none other than bob dylan. Moments that were marked by fire among those who were able to experience them live.
Back at the London stadium, the actor Jack Nickolson was in charge of presenting pete townsend, roger daltrey, John Entwistle Y Kenny Jonesthe formation with which The Who offered his first concert in three years.
At JFK we also find the performance of Judas Priestwhich started with an electric “Living After Midnight”, “The Green Manalishi” Y “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'”. The line-up was about to find a turning point in their career with the album ‘Turbo’ the following year, and by then we had Rob Halford in front, the mythical guitars of K. K. Downing Y glen tiptonthe bottom of Ian Hilland the deceased Dave Holland to the battery.
One of the most anticipated performances of that London event was that of the White Duke, the long-awaited David Bowiewho was at one of the peaks of popularity of his career after the release of albums like ‘Let’s Dance’ either ‘Tonight’a more pop stage culminated with his collaboration with Mick jagger in “Dancing in the Street”. A classic like “Heroes” could not miss, becoming another of the icons that Live Aid left for posterity.
The video in which we can see practically all the participants in the London event gathered interpreting “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” with Bono (U2), Paul McCartney, Sting or George Michael joining the names already mentioned, it makes clear the depth of the event and the atmosphere that was experienced on July 13.
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