Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood at Live Aid Festival, 1985
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July 13, 1985: Both Mick and Keith (and Ronnie) performs onstage for the first time in three years, although separately, at the the Live Aid benefit concert at JFK Stadium, in Philadelphia. Mick as a solo artist, with guest star Tina Turner, while Keith and Ronnie show up at the end of the show with Bob Dylan.
Mick’s set (with Hall and Oates band, plus guests Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin): 1. Lonely At The Top/ 2. Just Another Night/ 3. Miss You/ 4. State Of Shock/It’s Only Rock’n Roll (with Tina Turner)
Bob Dylan’s set (with Keith and Ronnie): 1. Ballad Of Hollis Brown/ 2. When The Ship Comes In/ 3. Blowin’ In The Wind
Mick, about doing Live Aid (1985):
“I did it to raise a lot of money. That was the main thing, to draw attention to the hunger in the world. Down the line, people can appreciate what can be done by an event of this magnitude. It was really a relatively nice, well-meaning event.”
Keith, about doing Live Aid (1985):
“Well, it’s not the first time I’ve played with Dylan… First time before a paying audience. Course we didn’t get paid (laughs). Would have been better if we’d gotten paid… Technically it was a very dizzy thing to do. Three acoustic guitars at the end of God knows how many hours of high-tech band stuff. We couldn’t hear a goddamn thing except the band behind us tuning up to do We Are the World. But it was a real privilege to play with Bob. I’ll work with that asshole anytime.”
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