LIVE AID Concert Featuring SABBATH, PRIEST, ZEPPELIN To Be Released On DVD

The historic Live Aid concert, featuring performances by BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, QUEEN, THE WHO and LED ZEPPELIN, will be released on DVD after chief organizer Bob Geldof discovered pirate copies were being sold on the Internet, according to the Scotsman.

The 1985 event, which was held in London's Wembley Stadium and the JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, and instantly raised £50 million (approx. $92 million) — eventually climbing to £80 million (approx. $148 million) — for African famine victims.

Organizers have now decided to auction the rights to release the DVD of Live Aid, which has never come out on CD, video or DVD.

The successful bidder will have to get the permission of all performing artists, which included U2, MADONNA and ELTON JOHN.

Founding Band Aid trustee John Kennedy told BBC News Online: "We don't expect any of them to be anything other than co-operative."

Geldof tipped police off after pirated DVDs were found on sale on the Internet for £110 (approx. $203) for a 10-disc set.

Among the selections performed during the Live Aid concert were the following:


01. Children Of The Grave [04:18]
02. Iron Man [07:44]
03. Paranoid [03:18]


01. Living After Midnight [04:01]
02. The Green Manalishi [03:42]
03. You've Got Another Thing Comin' [07:16]


01. Bohemian Rhapsody [02:22]
02. Radio Ga Ga [04:00]
03. Hammer To Fall [04:46]
04. Crazy Little Thing Called Love [03:37]
05. We Will Rock You [01:16]
06. We Are The Champions [03:41]


01. Rock & Roll [04:43]
02. Whole Lotta Love [05:20]
03. Stairway To Heaven [09:19]


01. My Generation [01:40]
02. Pinball Wizard [03:02]
03. Love Reign O'er Me [04:47]
04. Won't Get Fooled Again [09:25]


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