live aid memories
Graham Jones of CNN International remembers the party atmosphere in Britain that surrounded the original Live Aid.
With wife Lynne I was lucky enough to be part of the 72,000-strong audience at London's Wembley Stadium for what became one of Britain's most treasured days.Jones wonders, "How Geldof persuaded so many super rock star egos to come off after just 17 minutes each I don't know."
For once the reality trounced the build-up. It was much, much bigger than the publicity. Few music fans will forget what they were doing on July 13, 1985.
Jools Holland said during one of the TV links that he had been driving through London and, on this hot summer night, the sounds of Live Aid were blasting out from every bar in the city.