The day of the Live Aid concert – level 2


In 1984, Irish singer Bob Geldof saw a shocking report on television. It was from the African state of Ethiopia which showed very hungry people. Geldof wanted to help the people in Ethiopia. He recorded a very successful song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

The song earned £8 million for Ethiopia, but it wasn’t enough for Geldof. He started preparing a mega concert. He invited the most famous singers, and on July 13, 1985, the biggest TV concert started.

Stars such as Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Tina Turner, and Queen played there. The concert took place in two stadiums, first in London, and then in Philadelphia. The two concerts were attended by 160,000 people and almost 2 billion people watched them on TV. There were 59 pop music stars who played their songs.

The concerts earned £50 million for people in Ethiopia.

Difficult words: report (news), earn (to make money), take place (to happen).

What other initiatives did Bob Geldof take to help those in need?


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