Saturday , October 1 2022

A Masian businessman sponsored & helped organize the Historic Living Aid 1985


Which was held on 13 July 1985 to raise money for the ongoing Ethiopian hunger, 16 hours "superconcert" featured over 75 of the biggest names in musicIncluding Paul McCartney, Madonna, Elton John, U2, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Sting, Phil Collins (who played in London and Philadelphia) and of course the Queen.

The event, which took place simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London and at the BBC International Stadium in Philadelphia, USA, was broadcast live to an estimated audience of 1.9 billion from 150 countries around the world.

With the large volume of links and pop-ups needed to broadcast the event to televisions all over the world, Live Aid 1985 was considered the most ambitious international satellite TV project to be tried at the time.

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