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Live Aid is 24 years old this week



Twenty-four years ago today, before 162,000 live fans and a TV audience of 1.5 billion, musician Bob Geldof staged the most impressive display of humanitarianism the world had seen.

Live Aid primarily played Philadelphia and London (with Phil Collins flying on the Concorde so he could play both shows) in a quickly organized effort to raise funds for African famine relief. Similar concerts were staged in Germany, Australia, the Soviet Union and the Netherlands.

Click here to see a rundown of all the bands who played. But first, how many '80s musicians can you identify in the photo above?

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:48pm]


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