Live Aid, held on July 13, 1985, was a benefit concert put together to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Arguably, the most monumental set in the concert's star-studded line up was the twenty-one-minute performance put on by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon, aka. Queen. Guitarist, Brian May has enthusiastically expressed his desire to put on another concert of such scale, this time to tackle threats of climate change.
On July 13th, 1985 an ongoing music-based fundraiser inspired the first dual-venue benefit concert in music history. The Live Aid initiative, encouraged like-minded performances around the world and was the largest-scale television broadcast of its time. Looking back, it seems as though every major rock act on Earth participated at this transcontinental event. Big names such as Elton John, Madonna, U2, Bob Dylan, and of course Queen were all on the Live Aid lineup. Here is a look back at some of the most memorable moments of the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert.
The minute Reggie Dwight changed his name to Elton John, it became set in stone that this man was going to be a hit! Coming from a small town in England, no one was ready for the ways this talented songwriter would hit centre stage! Popular Everything is exploring the journey Elton John took to become world class royalty.
Celine Dion is the perfect example of a star who went "from rags to riches." Want to know how? Popular Everything are sharing with you the story about how this singer made something out of her humble beginnings, and now leaves behind a very important legacy.
It's official, singer, fashion designer, and actress, Robyn Rihanna Fenty is the worlds wealthiest female musician in the world. In Forbe's annual list of America's Richest Self-Made Women for 2019, Rihanna topped the list as the highest paid woman in the music industry. With an estimated net worth of $600 million, her fortune is greater than both Madonna and Beyonce. The Barbadian singer has sold more than 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks and currently stands as the second best-selling digital artist of all time, second only to Drake. Her music was not the only thing that contributed to her wealth.
Get excited, as Woodstock 50 is coming this summer! In celebration of their golden anniversary, the festival which celebrates music, culture, and community is headed to Upstate New York. What makes this all the more special is that one of the four original co-founders of the 1969 bash, Michael Lang, is entirely responsible for it. All of us at Popular Everything are delighted to let you know all the ins and outs of this long-awaited music festival.
A good song is one that is both moving and relatable to audiences across the world. Some of our histories most iconic songs have real-life backstories and for many, their lyrics were inspired by people that somehow made a difference in the musicians lives. These people might be old girlfriends, personal heroes, or random chance encounters. Here are the inspirations behind some of the most beautiful songs today. You might just recognize some of these names.
Lady Gaga's career came with loads of ups, downs and some serious "Bad Romances." Popular Everything is making sure you're all caught up on her roller coaster love life.
Elvis did a lot more than sing and dance to earn the title "King." Popular Everything compiled a list of amazing things Elvis did that most people didn't know about.
Kid Rock is one artist who never "sold-out" for fame. He worked his way to the top of the charts by doing the one thing most people can't seem to do; be himself. Kid Rock became America's favorite rebel and then gave it all up to live in a trailer. Here's the story of Kid Rock's epic evolution.
Ja Rule’s reputation isn’t perfect right now and doesn’t he know it. It seems like the rapper wants to turn things around after Fyre Festival. What has he done? None other than suggesting another, slightly less corrupt festival. At this stage, is there any point in salvaging a man's career who created such chaos?
Woodstock Festival has been classified in today's society as one of the most defining moments of 1969. It effectively paved a whole new way for a much more accepting counterculture. All of us at Popular Everything take a look back at some of the highlights from the iconic music festival.
The Grateful Dead is a band that we consider to be the eighth wonder of the world. With one hit single and no platinum albums, it's hard to believe that millions paid to see them live each year for decades! Popular Everything decided to investigate what the mysterious magic that kept the band going for so long was. Here's what we found:
Popular Everything did the work and collected photos of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop's ever-changing style. As you scroll through, you'll see Michael Jackson evolve up until his last years.
The Russian President just admitted that he can't ban rap music from the country. However, he does plan on finding a way to control it. From canceled concerts to rap artist's arrests; Here's everything that's going down in the Russian rap industry.
Willie Nelson is one of the most interesting musicians on the planet. From daring acts to strong loyalty to his band, Family, Nelson continued to surprise the world. Here are the most underrated and quirky Nelson facts no one ever told you.
The famous Artist, Sophie Calle mourns the loss of her cat, and she's not alone. Superstars partake in an album solely dedicated to a cat, and it's sort of cute. Sophie Calle is one of a kind and she's clearly got friends in high places.
Kanye West got massive backlash for his Twitter post about abolishing the 13th Amendment. TMZ got an exclusive interview with the rapper shortly after the incident. Here's what Kanye says he meant.
Dolly Parton may seem like a pretty face with a good voice but she's way more than that. The updated truth about this magnificent lady is that she is a singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Her success took her from rags and riches, but not without loads of effort and roadblocks in between. The evolution of a girl from the mountains to a Hall of Famer is absolutely incredible.
For the past five years, the Backstreet Boys withheld their beautiful voices and dance moves from the world. Ine between their first and second leg of their Vegas show, the boys got together and recorded a new single and then topped it off with a seriously nostalgic music video. The moves and beat just bring us back to the good old 90's.
The mastermind behind the music of Seinfeld, America’s favorite sitcom, uses an interestingly unique instrument, giving the sound track an avant-garde touch.