The Band Aid Trust has never stopped receiving to donations. More informations on the Trust's activities can be found there :
[ http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/registeredcharities/showcharity.asp?remchar=&chyno=292199 ].
Without adervtising, the Trust continued to receive between £250,000 and £300,000 each year, which it grants to various organisations who implement projects in Ethiopia and the surrounding neighbourhood. In 2003, the Trust funded four projects in Ethiopia which aimed to aid food security, provide fresh water and deal with basic eye care, and also funded an emergency health intervention project in Northern Uganda. [ BDO Stoy Hayward LLP ], act as agents for the Band Aid Trust and are responsible for assisting the Trustees in it's day to day running. Donations can be sent to the Trust at the address shown below, and should be in the form of a cheque drown on an English bank and made payable to 'Band Aid Trust.' Band Aid Charitable Trust
c/o BDO Stoy Hayward LLP
8 Baker Street
UK Tel: 020 7893 3340
Fax: 020 7486 5042 Please, do not send cash ! Foreign contributors can send money via International Money Order (not Western Union) payable to the Band Aid Trust. For further details please contact the Trust before donations.
If you wish to make an on-line donation, goto [ http://www1.7digital.com/downloads/bandaid/donation.htm ] click on "donate" and follow the intructions about credit card donations via secured server. You can give the amount of your choice.
I'm regularily asked (It would be wrong to claim it is "often" ...) to contact Bob Geldof regarding
projects more or less connected to the Live Aid (for TV rights or appearance on charity projects ...)
As the main title of our sites says it : we are not an official web site. We have no contact with the copyrights owners.
As far as we know, television rights for Europe are managed by "Bray & Krais".
On the video side Numerous bootleg DVD versions are floating around. But since Bob Geldof's action, Ebay has efficiently cleared it's auctions including Live Aid bootlegs. The official release has also reduced the need for poor quality bootleg video versions. An US version of the MTV broadcast on four DVDs is known and it's quality has been discribed as "watchable" buy the many viewers. The picture is sourced from Betamax, but is only a quarter screen and extremely compressed with mono sound. An english BBC version on 11 DVDs is also floating around but isn't easily available. It has been reduced to 4DVDs and another set of 6DVDs include the 10th Anniversary special. It is of similar quality than the MTV 4 DVD's set. We strongly discourage you to get any of these copies. The quality is extremely disapointing and should only be looked for as a filler and/or additional footage for the completists.
WARNING : selling, buying, trading this kind of copyrighted material is law violation in most countries.
We officially knwo of two reasons :
For other artists, we may just make suppositions, such as the loss of massive fame, bad performances, no source available, or last minute choice in order to stick to a 4 DVDs set ...
We have no definitive information on how much goes to charity on each DVD set sold. We can only guess
that when Warner Vision auctionned on the Live Aid rights, the contract was set on a fixed amount per
set sold, on the producer's price, not on the reseller's price.
The main aim of this site is to try to answer at this question. As strange as it can be, this list
has never been published in any book or newpaper (to the best of our knowledge). Some months after
the concert, the "Live Aid World Wide Concert Book" was published.
Even if it includes lots of pictures and infos about most of the bands, it doesn't include a complete
and definitive track list. It also contains some inaccuracies about timings and names.
The organizers wanted to do a Transatlantic affair with this concert. Only east coast cities could apply.
We are unable to sell any kind of memorabilia. What is listed on our memorabilia pages
is only posted for your information. We don't even have most of these items ourselves. Descriptions and pictures are taken
from Ebay auctions.
where we advise you to search.
Bob Geldof explains in his autobiography "Is That It ?" that at some time in the project he was asked if he had a designed logo ?
He then illustrated in a simple drawing the idea of the "Global Jukebox". This image was then redrawn by Steve Maher
for t-shirts, posters ...
At 17:00 (UK time) Bob Geldof enters the Wembley stage and says "Hello America" to says that the satellite link is opened. But in fact if the USA receives the feed from Wembley, the reverse is not true. It was only opened at 17:00 for Bryan Adams. I guess this was also a way to wake up the USA donnations that were too slow.
At the end of "Don't You (Forget About Me)" Jim Kerr says "Thank You, bye bye" and we can see him leave the stage
leaving his mic on the stage floor. Then seconds after, we can hear him on the MTV broadcast saying
"This is called "Promised You A Miracle" ".
Some poeple seems to recognize a track after "Sultans of Swing" which is often refered as "Theme from Local Heroe". In fact the passage is a bridge that Dire Straits played in concert and is the regular - extended - concert version which can be compared to the one recorded on their live album "Alchemy".
here is a non-definive list of refusals or mystakes :
An MP3 file can be found on various peer-to-peer networks that pretends beeing
Chuck Berry "Johnny Be Goode" at Live Aid.
Tracy Chapman didn't play Live Aid. She played the Nelson Mandela tribute. More details can be found here :