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#92401 - Sun, 04 Jul 2010 05:49:00 Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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On the 13th July it will be 25 years since Live Aid. One idea to mark the occasion is to run a Twitter campaign to push #liveaid into Twitter's trending topics, and drive downloads of the 1984 single 'Do They Know Its Christmas?', which benefits the Band Aid Trust.

So we need as many folk as possible to download the original single in the lead up to 13th July and spread the word on Twitter, on Facebook, on forums etc ... let's see if we can generate a bit more revenue for the Band Aid Trust...what better way to commemorate 25 years!

'Participate in the Twitter campaign to commemorate Live Aid - send out the following Tweet each day (or as often as you can) up until 13 July:

Mark the 25th anniversary of Live Aid by downloading the 1984 Band Aid single #liveaid http://bit.ly/aBbDQ4

Ask for the tweet to be retweeted, and use the hashtag #liveaid '

See here for more info and for a message from John Kennedy for the Band Aid Trust about our campaign.

http://cruxcatalyst.blogspot.com/2010/06/live-aid-25-years-on.html

absolute radio live aid documentary

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#92402 - Tue, 06 Jul 2010 21:45:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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Timings for the Absolute radio documentary to mark 25 years since Live Aid:
Part 1 10pm on Monday 12 July
Part 2 10pm Tuesday 13 July on Absolute Radio
or in full on Sunday 18 July at 9pm.

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#92403 - Sun, 11 Jul 2010 20:25:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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The BBC will be running radio shows next weekend (Sat 17 and Sun 18 July, 9pm - midnight) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Live Aid. The programs will feature interviews from a range of performers from Live Aid, including Midge.

Facebook members can find more info here...
BBC remembers Live Aid

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#92404 - Mon, 12 Jul 2010 22:12:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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Update: the twitter download campaign seems to be gathering pace now that we have Stephen Fry and others onboard.

Plus see here...
The Live Aid 25 Podcast - Absolute Radio

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#92405 - Tue, 13 Jul 2010 02:35:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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and there is also a two part documentary on BBC 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0078x3n

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#92406 - Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:55:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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Midge interview ref Live Aid 25th anniversary

And a reminder from Midge of the ongoing work in Ethiopia...

Midge talking 25 years on from Live Aid - Scottish Sun 13/7/2010

Anyone who has not yet downloaded the 1984 Band Aid single please do so ...it all helps! What better cause? And if you have difficulty downloading the track then buy the 3 track CD which includes it. The campaign is about raising some extra funds not about getting it into charts so there is no deadline ....just do it! Please!

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#92407 - Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:01:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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Another interesting Live Aid programme from
BBC local radio

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p008ny1q/Richard_Green_10_07_2010_Live_Aid_special/

playing music from each of the artists on the London bill and interviews with some of the paticipants ( including Midge )
- and extra kudos for not playing Vienna as the Ultravox track.

Only available on the iplayer until Saturday night 17th July - well worth a listen

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#92408 - Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:23:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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#92409 - Thu, 15 Jul 2010 22:19:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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Thank you all for the links! laugh

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#92410 - Mon, 19 Jul 2010 04:21:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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BBC Shropshire Live Aid 25 years show

Interview with Midge is about an hour into Part1 followed by Ultravox and then continues to more of the interview. Good interview and not just about Live Aid. Finishes with Vienna.

plus...
Absolute Radio podcasts

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#92411 - Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:12:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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For anyone interested Neil McCormick of the Telegraph has given the download campaign a mention...
Neil McCormick\'s Live Aid Telegraph blog

And we got a couple of plugs on BBC Radio Shropshire Live Aid extravaganza last night thanks to Keith Middleton. Hopefully it will encourage more folk to do the download!

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#92412 - Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:24:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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Hmmm. Well done to the campaign to have got a mention, but the writer's factual inaccuracies, the blatant favoritism (please see this link if you are in any doubt of where loyalties lie) and singling out of artists he obviously doesn't like, plus the use of well worn arguments, the piece comes across a bit clichéd and lazy. Let's hope there's better columns out there to be read.

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#92413 - Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:01:00 Re: Live Aid 25th Anniversary
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Originally posted by Paul Hitchcock:
Hmmm. Well done to the campaign to have got a mention, but the writer's factual inaccuracies, the blatant favoritism (please see this link if you are in any doubt of where loyalties lie) and singling out of artists he obviously doesn't like, plus the use of well worn arguments, the piece comes across a bit clichéd and lazy. Let's hope there's better columns out there to be read.

bemused
Can't disagree on the favouritism or the inaccuracies but I've tried to refrain from comment given that at least he gave us a mention. And to be honest I'm more interested in the views of the guys who actually made a difference! Incidentally bias towards U2 & Bono was probably inevitable given that they were at school together and remain friends.

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