Ed Driscoll

We Are The '80s!

Remember Live Aid–the 1985 all day concert to feed the starving in Africa? Sure you do–Phil Collins playing in England and then hopping on the Concorde to fly to Philadelphia the same day? Great performances by Queen, Bryan Ferry, Mick Jagger and Tina Turner? A really pitiful performance by Bob Dylan, backed by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood? A DVD of the show, which seemed to run for about 96 hours on a single Saturday is coming to DVD in time for Christmas, to raise money for Sudan.

Well, more or less. Paul McCartney is redubbing his version of “Let It Be“, because of a microphone failure during the original performance.

Meanwhile, the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin are ixnaying releasing their contribution to the event on DVD, because their performance was bad–very, very, very bad. (They’re contributing proceeds from an upcoming Page & Plant DVD and John Paul Jones’ live shows instead.)