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[T]he hardest place in the world for what we try and pull off as U2 . . . is the U.K., where the arts and politics are very separate. -- Bono

Live Aid Artist Roster/Lineup


KEY: Times are listed occasionally as a point of reference. "P" equals Philadelphia, and oddly enough, "L" equals London.

Status Quo (London, 12 p.m.)
Style Council
Boomtown Rats
Adam Ant
INXS (from Melbourne, but played at approximately 1 p.m. in London)
Spandau Ballet

(Philly begins at this point!)
P - Joan Baez (Philly 9 a.m./London 2 p.m.)
L - Elvis Costello
P - The Hooters
Opus (from Vienna)
L - Nik Kershaw
P - The Four Tops
B.B. King (from The Hague)
P - Billy Ocean
P - Ozzy Osbourne
P - Run DMC (Philly 10:15 a.m./3:15 p.m. London)
Yu Rock Mission (from Belgrade)
L - Sade
L - Sting (3:15 p.m. London/10:15 a.m. Philly) (same as Run DMC)
P - Rick Springfield
L - Phil Collins
P - REO Speedwagon
L - Howard Jones
Autograph (from Moscow)
L - Bryan Ferry (4:10 p.m. London/11:10 a.m. in Philly)
P - Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
Udo Lindenburgh (from Cologne)
P - Judas Priest (Philly 11:26 a.m./4:26 p.m. in London)
L - Paul Young (London 4:40 p.m./11:40 a.m. in Philly)
L - Bob Geldof welcomes America (5 p.m. in London/noon in Philly)
P - Bryan Adams (12:02 p.m. in Philly/5:02 p.m. in London)
L - U2 (5:20 p.m. in London/12:20 p.m. in Philly)
P - The Beach Boys (12:40 p.m. in Philly/5:40 p.m. in London)
L - Dire Straits/Sting (6 p.m. in London/1 p.m. in Philly)
P - G. Thorogood/Bo Diddley/Albert Collins
L - Queen (6:44 p.m. in London/1:44 p.m. in Philly)
David Bowie/Mick Jagger (on video)
P - Simple Minds
L - David Bowie
P - The Pretenders
L - The Who (8 p.m. in London/3 p.m. in Philly)
P - Santana w/Pat Metheny
L - Elton John
P - Ashford & Simpson w/T. Prendergrass
L - Elton John and Kiki Dee (9:05 p.m. in London/4:05 p.m in Philly)
L - Elton John, Kiki Dee, and Wham!
P - Madonna
L - Mercury and May
L - Paul McCartney
L - McCartney, Bowie, Townshend, Moyet, and Geldof
L - U.K. Finale (9:56 p.m. in London/4:56 p.m. in Philly)

(The rest are ALL in Philly!)

Tom Petty (5:14 p.m.)
Kenny Loggins
The Cars
Neil Young (6:07 p.m.)
The Power Station
The Thompson Twins
Eric Clapton (7:39 p.m.)
Phil Collins
Plant, Page, and Jones (8:13 p.m.)
Duran Duran
Patti LaBelle
Hall & Oates w/Eddie Kendrick and David Ruffin
Mick Jagger (10:15 p.m.)
Jagger and Tina Turner
Bob Dylan/Keith Richard/Ron Wood (10:39 p.m.)
U.S. Finale (10:55 p.m.)

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