World Rock Day: that's how the special date was born

Live aid rock
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Saturday, July 13, 1985. The world is waiting for Live Aid. For months, presentations were planned in Philadelphia and London with the participation of the most important rock bands of the moment.

No less than 75 thousand souls gathered to enjoy the presentations of Pink Floyd, AC / DC and Metallica; but above all they hope to see Queen, the British band immortalized in "Bohemian Rhapsody" on stage.

The intention is to raise funds to fight hunger in the Horn of Africa. Between 1984 and 1985, 1 million people died from a famine epidemic and the answer to so much pain is to provide music.

Riff, cymbals, alone, agitated manes and a lot of sweat is what is expected to tell the brothers from Somalia and Ethiopia that they are not alone and that the world has their sights on them, but that pain is fought with good vibes, money and rock and roll.

The idea that became a World Day

Bob Geldof, lead singer of the band Boomtown Rats, was the one with the idea. He wanted to organize a plan to raise money and help alleviate the crisis in part of the African continent.

“Ayuda en vivo”, Spanish translation of the quote, lasted 16 hours and also featured David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, U2, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Sting, Judas Priest , Duran Duran, Scorpions, Paul McCartney and even Madonna.

All the adrenaline could be seen live and direct in 72 countries around the planet. Viewers from all over the world contributed money to the cause and, at the same time, enjoyed the greatest exponents of the genre, who showed off their best songs during a long day.

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