10 Nov 04
Warner Vision International has released “Live Aid: The Greatest Show On Earth,” on DVD worldwide. The 4 DVD set features performances, a “prequel” and bonus extras.
“Live Aid” was uniquely staged simultaneously on two continents on Saturday 13 July 1985 at London’s Wembley and Philadelphia’s JFK Stadiums. The unforgettable global event was watched on television by over 1.5 billion people around the world. It led to pledged donations and royalties of over $140 million towards the devastating famine in Africa.
Eric Clapton is seen performing three songs: ‘White Room’ ‘She’s Waiting’ and ‘Layla’. Eric’s set took place in Philadelphia.
The line up of stars put together by Bob Geldof also included U2, Sting, David Bowie, Elton John, George Michael, The Who, Madonna, Queen, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Duran Duran, Neil Young, Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Beach Boys, Judas Priest, Nile Rodgers, Hall & Oates, Status Quo, The Pretenders, Elvis Costello, Howard Jones, Teddy Pendergrass, and more.