FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK, WE SALUTE YOU!
Yesterday, 13 July was celebrated World Day of Rock.
But you know why we celebrate this date?
It was at Live Aid – Music festival for the end of hunger in Ethiopia. Live Aid was a rock concert held on 13 July 1985. Since that year, which on July 13 was known as the World Day of Rock.
The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise funds for the starving of Ethiopia. The concerts were held at Wembley Stadium in London (with an audience of approximately 82.000 people) and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia (about 99.000 people). Some artists also showed up in Sydney, Moscow and Japan.
It was one of the largest transfers in large-scale satellite and television of all time – an estimated 1.5 billion viewers in over 100 countries have attended the live presentation.
Other festivals were for the same purpose in the 1980s, but the most famous and best known was the Live Aid, and is not at least, the festival raised more than 60 million dollars that were donated for the hungry in Africa. Interestingly, it was not done any video, CD, DVD on the festival so far, quite possibly by the large number of artists involved in the project.
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