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Best Gigs of 1985

Well there is no doubt that the LIVE AID was the greatest live event I have seen. It started at noon with Status Quo and finished 11 hours later. The show was full ofthe biggest acts in the country and it was for charity as well. A few days before at the same venue Bruce Springsteen was massive at the time as his "Born In The USA" had gone mega and the show I went to was on July 4 as well. Other highlights I saw this year were Cult, Reo Speedwagon, Saxon, David Johansen, Paul Young, Blue Oyster Cult, James Brown, Motorhead, Kid Creole And The Coconuts, Bobby Womack, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Dire Straits and Madness.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1 1481 Queen + U2 + David Bowie etc (Live Aid) Wembley Stadium, London 13.07.1985 10
2 1476 Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Wembley Stadium, London 04.07.1985 9,75
3 1552+1553 The Alarm + Escape Club Hammersmith Odeon, London 15+16.12.1985 9,75
4 1442 to 1445 Frankie Goes To Hollywood + The Promise Hammersmith Odeon, London Mar+ Apr 1985 9,5
5 1453 to 1456 Maze + LW5 Hammersmith Odeon, London Apr + May 1985 9,5