Live Aid - 1985.
The top photo is the very first public appearance of Teddy Pendergrass after his accident where he appeared with the duo Ashford and Simpson.
We all know who the second one is.
Twenty five years ago , I remember that the office was still open on Saturdays for a half day and the PTB's were gone..so we cranked this mutha up !
First Live Aid, then Farm Aid..
Now is seems so quaint and sweet...there is so much more wrong with the world...among other things day 85 in the gulf, and year 9 if the war.
We may never see another concert where we actually think that we can make a difference and that our voices count.
Yes, we've done concerts for 9/11, the military, Jamaica, Haiti, Katrina, Rita, Ike and on and on and on until they no longer register for the cause or the plight.
There are still caring people out there , and I like to think that I am one...but looking at the photo's of that first concert...I am struck by a sense of lost innocence in some way.
Thoughts anyone ?