Live Aid release



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Thu Jul 15 16:45:24 CDT 2004


Repost from Relayers:

>Live Aid DVD Due in November

NEW YORK (Billboard) - The historic 1985 Live Aid concert will
finally be released on DVD in the fall.

Earlier this year, the Band Aid Trust agreed to auction the global
rights for the concerts for the first time, after pirated copies were
found for sale on the Internet.

Warner Vision International won the bidding and has set a Nov. 10
release date for a four-disc DVD package. The iconic Live Aid, held
at London's Wembley and Philadelphia's JFK Stadium, raised more than
$70 million for famine relief in Africa.

Among the acts that performed were U2, Bob Dylan with Keith Richards
and Ron Wood, David Bowie, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton,
Neil Young, Queen, and the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin.
The DVDs will feature a documentary, "Food, Trucks & Rock'n'Roll,"
plus performances from related Live Aid events around the world.


"Twenty years ago they not only played 'real good for free,' they
took an issue that was nowhere on the agenda of the political world
and placed it at the very top," said concert organizer Bob Geldof
(news). "By buying the Live Aid DVD, that day continues far off into
some distant but hopefully better future for all those people in
whose name those great artists played."


Reuters/Billboard

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