Sir Bob Geldof’s Live Aid concert could make a comeback in the fight against coronavirus, 37 years after the fundraising efforts of the first concert to fight famine in Ethiopia.
The gov.uk website shows that rocker’s charity Band Aid Charitable Trust, established by the star before the original concert on July 13, 1985, applied for name protection in November before the application was approved last month. .
Under the “Classes and Conditions” of the trademark application, the government website shows that the bosses of charities aim to protect the streaming rights of a possible concert as well as monetary goods and services.
All-star: Sir Bob Geldof’s Live Aid concert could make a comeback in coronavirus fight, 37 years after first concert fundraising efforts for Ethiopian famine relief (LR: George Michael, promoter Harvey Goldsmith, lead singer of U2 Bono, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury)
The approved brand had 11 subsections in its application, including what appears to be a nod to the prospect of an event being broadcast live.
A host of other items were also included, including: “Badges to wear, not of precious metal; clothing accessories; decorative textile articles …
“Brooches for clothing; ornaments for hair, curlers, articles for tying the hair; hair decorations; charms, other than for jewelry, key rings or key rings; decorative cell phone charms ”, a nod to the merchandise.
Bob joined Midge Ure to organize the concert, which saw performances from mega stars such as Madonna and Queen and audiences including Princess Diana.
Approach: The gov.uk website shows that the rocker band Aid Charitable Trust, established by the star before the original concert on July 13, 1985, applied for name protection in November before the application was approved on last month.
During the show, nearly two billion people – a third of humanity – connected to Live Aid, the global jukebox that has raised millions for the hungry of Africa, of which 72,000 have had the chance to be at Wembley to see history being made.
The concert saw 90,000 spectators on a big screen at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, and the event was broadcast live to 150 countries.
In the UK alone on that day, £ 11million was raised in the UK that day, and an additional £ 36million in the US. There have been pledges totaling £ 50million. 50,000 £ 5 programs and 10,000 £ 2.50 posters had been sold before Status Quo hit the stage.
The November app will undoubtedly come as a shock to fans after Sir Bob said in March his belief that Live Aid couldn’t happen these days because the internet “turned the world into individualism” .
Nope! The November app will undoubtedly come as a shock to fans after Sir Bob said in March his belief that Live Aid could not happen these days because the internet “has brought down the world into individualism”.
The Boomtown Rats lead singer commented on the internet’s impact on what people consume and love, while speaking to CBC in an interview to discuss the release of the band’s first new album. in 36 years.
Geldof, now 69, was one of the organizers of the massive 1985 fundraising concert to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia.
He said: “We had a huge lobby: 1.2 billion people, 95% of televisions on Earth watched this concert,” reflecting the success of Live Aid.
He continues: “So things are changing, but this instrument of change is no longer plausible. Rock and roll has been the backbone of our culture for 50 years …
Epic: Geldof, now 69, was one of the organizers of the huge 1985 benefit concert to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia
“The web has broken down the world into individualism and it’s easy for authoritarians to use. A machine says if you like this, you like that, so you never get out of the ghetto of yourself, of his preference …
“You never find a contrary opinion or something musically weird that you suddenly hear that you never knew how to develop your brain and takes you all in the direction…
“It’s the bookstore, it’s the record store where you’re going to buy x and suddenly you see … and you understand … it doesn’t happen if you like this and you like that”.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives of Bob and Band Aid Charitable Trust for comment.
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