Today is the 31st anniversary of LiveAid. I know I have talked about this before: I was glued to my TV for the whole concert and somehow even years later, this event embodied 80s music for me. Sure there were artists that didn’t play for a variety of reasons: Springsteen and the E Street Band, Prince, Tears for Fears, Michael Jackson, Foreigner, Eurythmics, Van Halen, and Depeche Mode. But the energy that was sustained for that day is still palpable when you watch the videos.
Here’s one of my favorite clips from the day – a day which fell just over the exact middle of my favorite decade.