To cheers and applause across the globe, the Live-Aid Concert began on July 13, 1985. The dual-venue concert was held in London, England and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to raise money for the human beings impacted by a terrible famine in Ethiopia. The event was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts to date: an estimated 1.9 billion human beings in 150 nations watched the live broadcast. (Imagine all that organization and sharing in the pre-Facebook era!) Among the contributing performers were Latino Rock icons Joan Baez and Carlos Santana.
https://latinxalmanac.com/wp-content/uploads/1985/07/July-13-1985-Live-Aid-Concert.jpg 317 230 Barbara Mitchell https://latinxalmanac.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Latinx-Almanac-Logo-for-Enfold-300x138.jpg Barbara Mitchell1985-07-13 17:19:012020-02-24 21:35:27The First Night of the Live-Aid Concert