• The 'Live Aid' concert in 1985 was the first of its kind
  • It started out in Wembley Stadium
  • HERE is how it happened

On July 13, 1985. Prince Charles and Princess Diana kicked off the 16-hour, multi-city concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Linked by satellite, the "super-concert" was available to more than a billion people in 110 countries. It became a worldwide phenomenon that continues even now. But how did it star?

'Live Aid' changed what music could be forever

The brainchild of Irish rock singer Bob Geldof, the massive, 75 act undertaking was organized in just ten weeks. Geldof had been inspired to organize the concert after a visit to Ethiopia, where he witnessed the effects of that country's deadly famine.

Also interesting:

The artists on hand where quite the superstars as well! Queen, Run DMC, Elton John, U2, Madonna, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Who and Sade were just some of the performers....

Watch the video above to learn more!