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Live Aid (1985) Poster

(1985 TV Special)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Vincent Scarza
Kenneth Shapiro ... (national syndication)

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Bob Geldof ... (idea)

Cast (in credits order)  

Bob Geldof ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bryan Adams ... Himself (at JFK Stadium)
Stuart Adamson Stuart Adamson ... Himself (as Big Country)
Mo Amin Mo Amin ... Himself - Photographer
Adam Ant ... Himself
Nick Ashford ... Himself
Joan Baez ... Herself
Tom Bailey ... Himself (as Thompson Twins)
Garry Beers ... Himself
Big Country ... Themselves
Black Sabbath ... Themselves
Bono ... Himself (as U2)
The Boomtown Rats ... Themselves
David Bowie ... Himself
Andrew Bown Andrew Bown ... Himself (as Status Quo)
Jeff Bridges ... Himself - Host
Pete Briquette Pete Briquette ... Himself (as Boomtown Rats)
Charlie Burchill ... Himself (as Simple Minds)
Geezer Butler ... Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Tony Butler Tony Butler ... Himself (as Big Country)
Warren Cann Warren Cann ... Himself
The Cars ... Themselves
Martin Chambers ... Himself (as The Pretenders)
Chevy Chase ... Himself (at JFK Stadium)
Eric Clapton ... Himself
Dick Clark ... Himself - Host
Adam Clayton ... Himself (as U2)
Albert Collins ... Himself (with George Thorogood & the Destroyers)
Phil Collins ... Himself
Billy Connolly ... Himself
Elvis Costello ... Himself
Crosby Stills Nash & Young ... Themselves (at JFK Stadium)
David Crosby ... Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash and Young)
Chris Cross Chris Cross ... Himself (as Ultravox)
Simon Crowe Simon Crowe ... Himself (as Boomtown Rats)
Alannah Currie ... Herself (as Thompson Twins)
Billy Currie Billy Currie ... Himself (as Ultravox)
Roger Daltrey ... Himself (as The Who)
John Deacon ... Himself (as Queen)
Paul Denham Paul Denham ... Himself (Sade's backing band)
Ronnie James Dio ... Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Dire Straits ... Themselves
Duran Duran ... Themselves
Bob Dylan ... Himself
John Entwistle ... Himself (as The Who)
Andrew Farriss ... Himself
Jon Farriss ... Himself
Tim Farriss ... Himself
Bryan Ferry ... Himself
Sally Field ... Herself
Johnnie Fingers Johnnie Fingers ... Himself (as Boomtown Rats)
Mel Gaynor ... Himself (as Simple Minds)
David Gilmour ... Himself (Bryan Ferry's backing band)
Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards ... Themselves (as Regimental Band of The Coldstream Guards)
Tony Hadley ... Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
Andrew Hale Andrew Hale ... Himself (Sade's backing band)
Daryl Hall ... Himself
Michael Hutchence ... Himself (as INXS)
John Illsley ... Himself (as Dire Straits)
INXS ... Themselves
Tony Iommi ... Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Mick Jagger ... Himself
Elton John ... Himself
Howard Jones ... Himself
John Paul Jones ... Himself (as Led Zeppelin)
Casey Kasem ... Himself - Announcer
John Keeble John Keeble ... Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
Gary Kemp ... Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
Martin Kemp ... Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
Eddie Kendricks Eddie Kendricks ... Himself
Jim Kerr ... Himself (as Simple Minds)
Andy Kershaw Andy Kershaw ... Himself
Nik Kershaw ... Himself
B.B. King ... Himself
Mark Knopfler ... Himself (as Dire Straits)
Patti LaBelle ... Herself
Alan Lancaster Alan Lancaster ... Himself (as Status Quo)
Simon Le Bon ... Himself (as Duran Duran)
Joe Leeway ... Himself (as Thompson Twins)
Madonna ... Herself
Stuart Matthewman Stuart Matthewman ... Himself (Sade's backing band)
Brian May ... Himself (as Queen)
Paul McCartney ... Himself
Marilyn McCoo ... Herself - Hostess
Darryl McDaniels ... Himself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Robbie McIntosh ... Himself (as The Pretenders)
Freddie Mercury ... Himself (as Queen)
George Michael ... Himself (as Wham!)
Jason Mizell ... Himself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Alison Moyet ... Herself
Graham Nash ... Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash and Young)
Jack Nicholson ... Himself
Tessa Niles Tessa Niles ... Herself
Petter Nome Petter Nome ... Programleder (host, Norway)
Steve Norman Steve Norman ... Himself (as Spandau Ballet)
John Oates ... Himself (as Hall & Oates)
Ric Ocasek ... Himself (as The Cars)
Ben Orr Ben Orr ... Himself (as The Cars)
Ozzy Osbourne ... Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Rick Parfitt ... Himself (as Status Quo)
Teddy Pendergrass ... Himself
Robert Plant ... Himself (as Led Zeppelin)
Power Station ... Themselves
The Pretenders ... Themselves
Queen ... Themselves
David Quinn David Quinn ... Himself (as Children to Children)
Nick Rhodes ... Himself (as Duran Duran)
Griff Rhys Jones ... Himself
Keith Richards ... Himself (as The Rolling Stones)
Lionel Richie ... Himself
Andrew Ridgeley Andrew Ridgeley ... Himself (as Wham!)
Tony Rivers Tony Rivers ... Himself - background-singer with Elton John
Garry Roberts Garry Roberts ... Himself (as Boomtown Rats)
Nile Rodgers ... Himself
Francis Rossi ... Himself (as Status Quo)
David Ruffin David Ruffin ... Himself
Sade ... Herself
Carlos Santana ... Himself (as Santana)
George Segal ... Himself - Host
Joseph Simmons ... Himself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Simple Minds ... Themselves
Valerie Simpson Valerie Simpson ... Herself
Richard Skinner Richard Skinner ... Himself
Mel Smith ... Himself
Julia Somerville Julia Somerville ... Herself - Newscaster
Spandau Ballet ... Themselves
Rick Springfield ... Himself
Status Quo ... Themselves
Stephen Stills ... Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash and Young)
Sting ... Himself
Andy Taylor ... Himself (as Duran Duran/Power Station)
John Taylor ... Himself (as Duran Duran/Power Station)
Roger Taylor ... Himself (as Queen)
Roger Taylor ... Himself (as Duran Duran)
Thompson Twins ... Themselves (as The Thompson Twins)
George Thorogood George Thorogood ... Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as George Thorogood and the Destroyers)
Pete Townshend ... Himself (as The Who)
Tina Turner ... Herself
U2 ... Themselves
Tracey Ullman ... Herself
Ultravox ... Themselves
Midge Ure ... Himself (as Ultravox)
Tommy Vance Tommy Vance ... Himself (Announcer)
Bill Ward Bill Ward ... Himself (as Black Sabbath)
Bruce Watson Bruce Watson ... Himself (as Big Country)
Paul Weller ... Himself (as Style Council)
Wham! ... Themselves
The Who ... Themselves
Brian Wilson ... Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as The Beach Boys)
Ronnie Wood ... Himself (as Ron Wood)
Neil Young ... Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash & Young)
Paul Young ... Himself
Paul Cook ... Himself (uncredited)
The Edge ... Himself - U2 (uncredited)
Benny Hill ... Policeman (uncredited)
Larry Mullen Jr. ... Himself - U2 (uncredited)
Jimmy Page ... Himself - Led Zeppelin (uncredited)
Prince Charles ... Himself (uncredited)
Princess Diana ... Herself (uncredited)
Tony Thompson Tony Thompson ... Himself (uncredited)

Produced by 

David Fein ... contributing producer
Hal Uplinger ... producer
Rich Zielinski ... segment field producer

Film Editing by 

Nick Carroll

Makeup Department 

Jim Gillespie ... makeup department head

Production Management 

Andrew Zweck ... production manager

Sound Department 

Chris Downes ... assistant sound
Kim Richards ... sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department 

Ray Andrew ... camera operator
Robin Buerki ... camera operator
David A. Canning ... video communications: concert
John Jopson ... camera operator
James Klotsas ... photographer
William Louthe ... electrician
Alistair McKenzie ... camera operator
Edward Tydda ... lighting
J.D. Freedman ... grip (uncredited)

Animation Department 

Monte Gast ... producer: animation sequence

Other crew 

Mariella Frostrup ... public relations
Chuck Haifley ... technical producer
Peter W. Moyer ... technical director: MTV Broadcast
Steven J. Santos ... stage manager
Rich Zielinski ... diamondvision director

See also

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