Two days ago, the groundbreaking charity concert “Live Aid” celebrated its 25th anniversary. Soon, though, we’ll get a new take on the story of the concert that raised more than $100,000,000 for African aid. Find out more about a made-for-TV movie about the formation of “Live Aid” after the jump.
When Bob Met Harry will star Domhnall Gleeson, soon to be better known as Bill Weasley from the Harry Potter films, as musician/activist Bob Geldof and Ian Hart as concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith. The duo came together to put on one of the most challenging concert events of all time, with acts performing on two continents and donation phone lines accepting money from around the world.
Along with raising a great deal of money, it also led to some all-time brilliant performances, like [lastfm]U2[/lastfm]’s epic rendition of “Bad”…
…and [lastfm]Simple Minds[/lastfm] doing “Don’t You Forget About Me”…
…and a million other brilliant songs by brilliant artists – enough to keep you on YouTube for days.
Would you check out a movie about the story behind the concert? Or is the concert itself enough for you?