Watch A Rare Backstage Video Of Live Aid 1985
via Live Aid / Youtube
We all have fond memories of the 1985 Live Aid, whether you’ve been present at that historic moment or not. Just the thought of legends being around inside the same room is overwhelming; so how much exciting could it get if there’s backstage footage of it?
Live Aid was among the biggest concerts in the history of music, with the UK concert’s attendance of around 72,000 people and the US concert attendance of 89,000. It also garnered a whopping 1.9 billion television audience, which, at that time is 40% of the world’s population. Live Aid then became a pioneer for humanitarian efforts concerning aid movements, and with the concert generating lots of revenue, it remained increasingly influential throughout the time.
There were a whole bunch of artists present at the event such as U2, Phil Collins, Sting, David Bowie, The Who, Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Queen for the UK; Joan Baez, REO Speedwagon, The Beach Boys, Santana, Madonna, Tom Petty, and the Heartbreakers, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Duran Duran, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young for the US concert.
Queen’s performance of the benefit was voted the greatest live performance in music history back in 2005, with frontman Freddie Mercury enticing the crowd with unison refrains – making it more special for the present audience.
But enough with the actual performance; one of the lovely aspects inside Live Aid was the footage of people who are preparing to make this deal happen. Clips ranging from different artists, backstage workers, directors, and even the visit of Princess Diana – were shown. With that, let’s take a look at the video below.