With live music, celebrity endorsements and a worldwide audience, Live Aid was able to raise an unprecedented amount of money that even today has not been surpassed. Putting on an event the scale of Live Aid might be beyond most of our capabilities, but the impact of having a strong and compelling ask and being able to appeal to and capture the imagination of a mass audience are lessons that are just as valuable today. The event was only 12 weeks in the planning, in which time 58 bands were brought together to play live music over 16 hours, across two venues, attended collectively by overpeople. Broadcast live to the world, via 13 satellites, the event was watched by an estimated two billion people.
On the final night at Wembley, Saturday 22 Decemberan impromptu gathering of some of the other artists from Band Aid joined Culture Club on stage at the end of the concert for an encore of "Do They Know It's Christmas?
George was so overcome by the occasion he told Geldof that they should consider organising a benefit concert. Speaking to the UK music magazine Melody Maker at the beginning of JanuaryGeldof revealed his enthusiasm for George's idea, saying, "If George is organising it, you can tell him he can call me at any time and I'll do it.
It's a logical progression from the record, but the point is you don't just talk about it, you go ahead and do it!
There's no point just 5, fans turning up at Wembley ; we need to have Wembley linked with Madison Square Gardens and the whole show to be televised worldwide. It would be great for Duran to play three or four numbers at Wembley and then flick to Madison Square where Springsteen would be playing.
While he's on, the Wembley stage could be made ready for the next British act like the Thompsons or whoever. In that way lots of acts could be featured and the television rights, tickets and so on could raise a phenomenal amount of money.
It's not an impossible idea, and certainly one worth exploiting. Tony Vernainventor of instant replaywas 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 percent 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. Collaborative effort[ edit ] The concert began at It continued at John F.
The UK's Wembley performances ended at 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. Problems of synchronisation meant the only remotely 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 synch 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 OceanRichards 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.Jan 07, · Yahoo Answers Sign in Sign in Mail ⚙ Help Account Info; Help; Suggestions; Send Feedback.
5 days ago · Video from Joint Concert with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force Band Features Clips of Tom Davoren’s “Ascension” Video Feature: “On The Fly” Series features Steve Reich “Clapping Music”. Jun 28, · In the song's hypnotic music video, disembodied heads coexist among bones stirring black-tar coffee, jagged cake slices are cut, spooky shadow puppets dance at will and utensils levitate.
Dec 16, · Not so much the song but the video Band Aid 20 - Do They Know It's Christmas The part where they show all the poor and starving africans I just can't watch that part because it really does bring tears to my eyes, it's soooo sad:(Status: Resolved.
Search Results of best mixed video of band music. Check all videos related to best mixed video of band music. The Legacy of Live Aid, 30 Years Later (set up to handle donations from the sale of music and video/DVD licenses) continued to distribute funds to .