Live Aid DVD Nov. 10

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at
Thu Jul 15 18:11:36 CDT 2004

>From Reuters at:

Live Aid DVD Due in November
By Jonathan Cohen 

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
(news) with Keith Richards (news) and Ron Wood, David
Bowie (news), Madonna (news - web sites), Paul
McCartney (news), Eric Clapton (news), Neil Young
(news), 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

-Brian in Atlanta
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