When was the first Band Aid concert?


The two-continent concert event, Live Aid, took place on July 13, 1985. Singers Bob Geldof and Midge Ure conceived the event as an extension of Band Aid, a charity group that raised funds for famine relief in impoverished African countries.

Following the success of Band Aid's first charity single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in 1984, Geldof and Ure immediately began putting together a large-scale concert event; this was in effort to further extend the charity's message and to raise more funds for relief. The first Live Aid concerts were held in Wembley Stadium in London and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. It featured many pop and rock stars of the era. The global audience for the concert events was estimated at 1.9 billion people.

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