by Alisha Jackson
During this day in 1985, the dual-venue concert “Live Aid” was held. Queen was one of many bands that played on two stages, one in London and the other in Philadelphia, for the benefit of Bob Geldof’s “Band-Aid” charity to feed the starving millions in Africa.
The 16 hour concert was broadcast around the world to over a billion and a half people, including behind the iron curtain. Highlights included the reunions of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and the Who, plus a set by Paul McCartney and also Mick Jagger with Tina Turner.
Carter was lucky enough to be in Ireland on vacation when Live Aid was going on, and found himself making his way to London with U2’s entourage for the show. Hear all about his experience in our Rock Talk with Carter video above!
To watch the Queen performance mentioned by Carter at the end of the video, see below.