Live Aid ging als Festival der Rekorde in die Musikgeschichte ein. Nie wieder standen so viele Stars gemeinsam auf einer Bühne wie beim. Bob Geldof hatte mit Live Aid eine Idee geboren, die bis heute lebendig geblieben ist. Was für eine Machtentfaltung der Musik: Vor 35 Jahren. my-bar-mitzvah.com - Kaufen Sie Various Artists - Live Aid günstig ein. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Sie finden Rezensionen und Details zu.
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He had to call Elton and say Queen are in and Bowie's in, and of course they weren't. Then he'd call Bowie and say Elton and Queen are in.
It was a game of bluff. Among those involved in organising Live Aid were Harvey Goldsmith , who was responsible for the Wembley Stadium concert, and Bill Graham , who put together the American leg.
Bob [Geldof] arrived in my office and basically said, 'We're doing this. The concert grew in scope, as more acts were added on both sides of the Atlantic.
Tony Verna , inventor of instant replay , was able to secure John F. Kennedy Stadium through his friendship with Philadelphia Mayor Goode and was able to procure, through his connections with ABC 's prime time chief, John Hamlin, a three-hour prime time slot on the ABC Network and, in addition, was able to supplement the lengthy program through meetings that resulted in the addition of an ad-hoc network within the US, which covered 85 per cent of TVs there.
Verna designed the needed satellite schematic and became the Executive Director as well as the Co-Executive Producer along with Hal Uplinger.
Uplinger came up with the idea to produce a four-hour video edit of Live Aid to distribute to those countries without the necessary satellite equipment to rebroadcast the live feed.
The concert began at British Summer Time BST Eastern Daylight Time EDT at Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom. It continued at John F. Kennedy Stadium JFK in the United States, starting at BST EDT.
The UK's Wembley performances ended at BST EDT. The JFK performances and whole concert in the US ended at BST 14 July EDT.
Thus, the concert continued for just over 16 hours, but since many artists' performances were conducted simultaneously in Wembley and JFK, the total concert's length was much longer.
Mick Jagger and David Bowie intended to perform an intercontinental duet, with Bowie in London and Jagger in Philadelphia.
Problems of synchronisation meant the only practical solution was to have one artist, likely Bowie at Wembley, mime along to prerecorded vocals broadcast as part of the live sound mix for Jagger's performance from Philadelphia.
Veteran music engineer David Richards Pink Floyd and Queen was brought in to create footage and sound mixes Jagger and Bowie could perform to in their respective venues.
The BBC would then have had to ensure those footage and sound mixes were in sync while also performing a live vision mix of the footage from both venues.
The combined footage would then have had to be bounced back by satellite to the various broadcasters around the world. Due to the time lag the signal would take several seconds to be broadcast twice across the Atlantic Ocean , Richards concluded there was no way for Jagger to hear or see Bowie's performance, meaning there could be no interaction between the artists, essentially defeating the whole point of the exercise.
On top of this, both artists objected to the idea of miming at what was perceived as a historic event. Instead, Jagger and Bowie worked with Richards to create a video clip of the song they would have performed, a cover of " Dancing in the Street ", which was shown on the screens of both stadiums and broadcast as part of many TV networks' coverage.
Each of the two main parts of the concert ended with their particular continental all-star anti-hunger anthems, with Band Aid 's " Do They Know It's Christmas?
Concert organisers have subsequently said they were particularly keen to ensure at least one surviving member of the Beatles , ideally Paul McCartney , took part in the concert as they felt that having an 'elder statesman' from British music would give it greater legitimacy in the eyes of the political leaders whose opinions the performers were trying to shape.
McCartney agreed to perform and has said it was "the management" — his children — who persuaded him to take part. In the event, he was the last performer aside from the Band Aid finale to take to the stage and one of the few to be beset by technical difficulties; his microphone failed for the first two minutes of his piano performance of " Let It Be ", making it difficult for television viewers and impossible for those in the stadium to hear him.
Phil Collins performed at both Wembley Stadium and JFK, travelling by helicopter piloted by UK TV personality Noel Edmonds to London Heathrow Airport , then by Concorde to New York City, and by another helicopter to Philadelphia.
As well as his own set at both venues, he also played the drums for Eric Clapton , and played with the reuniting surviving members of Led Zeppelin at JFK.
On the Concorde flight, Collins encountered actress and singer Cher , who was unaware of the concerts. Upon reaching the US, she attended the Philadelphia concert and can be seen performing as part of the concert's " We Are the World " finale.
Broadcaster Richard Skinner opened the Live Aid concert with the words:. It's twelve noon in London, seven AM in Philadelphia, and around the world it's time for Live Aid.
The concert was the most ambitious international satellite television venture that had ever been attempted at the time.
In Europe, the TV feed was supplied by the BBC , whose broadcast was presented by Richard Skinner , Andy Kershaw , Mark Ellen , David Hepworth , Andy Batten-Foster , Steve Blacknell, Paul Gambaccini , Janice Long and Mike Smith and included numerous interviews and chats in between the various acts.
Unfortunately, in the rush to set up the transatlantic feeds, the sound feed from Philadelphia was sent to London via transatlantic cable, while the video feed was via satellite, which meant a lack of synchronisation on British television receivers.
The BBC, however, did supply a 'clean feed' to various television channels in Europe. ABC was largely responsible for the US broadcast although ABC themselves only telecast the final three hours of the concert from Philadelphia, hosted by Dick Clark , with the rest shown in syndication through Orbis Communications , acting on behalf of ABC.
An entirely separate and simultaneous US feed was provided for cable viewers by MTV , whose broadcast was presented in stereo, and accessible as such for those with stereo televisions.
At the time, before multichannel television sound was enacted nationwide, very few televisions reproduced stereo signals and few television stations were able to broadcast in stereo.
As a result, many songs were omitted due to the commercial breaks, as these songs were played during these slots. In , VH1 and MuchMusic aired a re-edited ten-hour re-broadcast of the concert for its 10th anniversary.
The Live Aid concert in London was also the first time that the BBC outside broadcast sound equipment had been used for an event of such scale.
In stark contrast to the mirrored sound systems commonly used by the rock band touring engineers, with two 40—channel mixing consoles at the front of house and another pair for monitors, the BBC sound engineers had to use multiple channel desks.
Some credit this as the point where the mainstream entertainment industry realised that the rock concert industry had overtaken them in technical expertise.
The Coldstream Guards band opened with the "Royal Salute", a brief version of the national anthem " God Save the Queen ".
Status Quo were the first act to appear and started their set with " Rockin' All Over the World ", also playing " Caroline " and fan favourite "Don't Waste My Time".
Bob Geldof performed with the rest of the Boomtown Rats, singing " I Don't Like Mondays ". He stopped just after the line "The lesson today is how to die" to loud applause.
He was a sort of statesman. A link between punk and the New Romantics and the Eighties. You would follow him. He just has a huge charisma; he'd make a frightening politician.
Elvis Costello sang a version of the Beatles' " All You Need Is Love ", which he introduced by asking the audience to "help [him] sing this old northern English folk song".
Other well-received performances on the day included those by U2 and David Bowie. The Guardian cited Live Aid as the event that made stars of U2.
The length of "Bad" limited them to two songs; a third, " Pride In the Name of Love ", had to be dropped. During "Bad", vocalist Bono jumped off the stage to join the crowd and dance with a teenage girl.
In July , the woman said that he had saved her life. She was being crushed by people pushing forwards; Bono saw this, and gestured frantically at the ushers to help her.
They did not understand what he was saying, and so he jumped down to help her himself. The transatlantic broadcast from Wembley Stadium suffered technical problems and failed during The Who 's performance of their opening song " My Generation ", immediately after Roger Daltrey sang "Why don't you all fade John Entwistle 's bass wouldn't work at the start, causing an awkward delay of over a minute before they could start playing.
The band played with Kenney Jones on drums and it was their first performance since disbanding after a 'farewell' tour.
The Who's performance was described as "rough but right" by Rolling Stone , but they would not perform together again for another three years.
The stadium audience, who could obviously not hear the electronic sound feed from these mics, unless they had portable TV sets and radios, drowned out what little sound from McCartney could be heard during this part of his performance.
As a result, organiser and performer Bob Geldof, accompanied by earlier performers David Bowie, Alison Moyet and Pete Townshend returned to the stage to sing with him and back him up as did the stadium audience despite not being able to hear much , by which time McCartney's microphone had been repaired.
At the conclusion of the Wembley performances, Bob Geldof was raised onto the shoulders of the Who's guitarist Pete Townshend and Paul McCartney.
The Wembley speaker system was provided by Hill Pro Audio. It consisted primarily of the Hill J-Series Mixing Consoles, Hill M3 Speaker System powered by the Hill amplifiers.
The host of the televised portion of the concert in Philadelphia was actor Jack Nicholson. The opening artist Joan Baez announced to the crowd, "this is your Woodstock , and it's long overdue," before leading the crowd in singing " Amazing Grace " and "We Are the World".
During his opening number, " American Girl ", Tom Petty flipped the middle finger to somebody off stage about one minute into the song.
Petty stated the song was a last-minute addition when the band realised that they would be the first act to play the American side of the concert after the London finale and "since this is, after all, JFK Stadium".
When Bob Dylan broke a guitar string, while playing with the Rolling Stones members Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood , Wood took off his own guitar and gave it to Dylan.
Wood was left standing on stage guitarless. After shrugging to the audience, he played air guitar , even mimicking the Who 's Pete Townshend by swinging his arm in wide circles, until a stagehand brought him a replacement.
The performance was included in the DVD, including the guitar switch and Wood talking to stage hands, but much of the footage used was close-ups of either Dylan or Richards.
During their duet on the reprise of "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll", Mick Jagger ripped away part of Tina Turner 's dress, leaving her to finish the song in what was, effectively, a leotard.
Teddy Pendergrass made his first public appearance since his near-fatal car accident in which paralysed him. Duran Duran performed a four-song set which was the final time the five original band members would publicly perform together until Their set saw a weak, off-key falsetto note hit by frontman Simon Le Bon during " A View to a Kill ".
The error was dubbed "The Bum Note Heard Round the World" by various media outlets,   in contrast to Freddie Mercury's "Note Heard Round the World" at Wembley.
The UK TV feed from Philadelphia was dogged by an intermittent buzzing on the sound during Bryan Adams' turn on stage and continued less frequently throughout the rest of the UK reception of the American concert and both the audio and video feed failed entirely during that performance and during Simple Minds ' performance.
Phil Collins, who had performed in London earlier in the day, began his solo set with the quip, "I was in England this afternoon.
Funny old world, innit? Throughout the concerts, viewers were urged to donate money to the Live Aid cause. Three hundred phone lines were manned by the BBC, so that members of the public could make donations using their credit cards.
The phone number and an address that viewers could send cheques to were repeated every twenty minutes. He is said to have been sorely disappointed by the amount and marched to the BBC commentary position.
Pumped up further by a performance by Queen which he later called "absolutely amazing", Geldof gave an interview in which BBC presenter David Hepworth had attempted to provide a postal address to which potential donations could be sent; Geldof interrupted him in mid-flow and shouted "Fuck the address, let's get the numbers".
Although the phrase "give us your fucking money" has passed into folklore, Geldof has stated that it was never uttered. Later in the evening, following David Bowie's set, a video shot by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was shown to the audiences in London and Philadelphia, as well as on televisions around the world though neither US feed showed the film , showing starving and diseased Ethiopian children set to " Drive " by The Cars.
This would also be shown at the London Live 8 concert in Geldof had previously refused to allow the video to be shown, due to time constraints, and had only relented when Bowie offered to drop the song " Five Years " from his set as a trade-off.
Geldof mentioned during the concert that the Republic of Ireland gave the most donations per capita, despite being in the midst of a serious economic recession at the time.
Bob Dylan 's performance generated controversy after he said: "I hope that some of the money In his autobiography, Is That It?
Live Aid was about people losing their lives. There is a radical difference between losing your livelihood and losing your life.
It did instigate Farm Aid, which was a good thing in itself, but it was a crass, stupid, and nationalistic thing to say. Geldof was not happy about the Hooters being added as the opening band in Philadelphia.
He felt pressured into it by Graham and local promoter Larry Magid. Magid, promoting the concert through Electric Factory Concerts , argued that the band was popular in Philadelphia; their first major label album Nervous Night had been released almost three months earlier and had been a hit.
In an interview for Rolling Stone , Geldof asked: "Who the fuck are the Hooters? Adam Ant subsequently criticised the event and expressed regrets about playing it, saying, "I was asked by Sir Bob [sic] to promote this concert.
They had no idea they could sell it out. Then in Bob's book he said, 'Adam was over the hill so I let him have one number. Doing that show was the biggest fucking mistake in the world.
Knighthoods were made, Bono got it made, and it was a waste of fucking time. Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions.
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