This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
July 13th, 2012
July 13th – Run-DMC performed at Live Aid at JFK Stadium, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this day in 1985.
The group performed “King Of Rock” and “Jam Master Jay.”
The event to aid Ethiopian famine was held in both Philadelphia and at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
The event was viewed by thousands on site and by 2 billion people via television broadcasts and satellite link-ups.
Other legendary acts who performed on this historical bill included, a reunited Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Teddy Pendergrass, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, U2, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Sade, just to name a mere few.
The event was organized by Sir Bob Geldof formerly of the punk-rock group The Boomtown Rats.