Saturday, July 13, 1985

'The Day Rock and Roll Changed the World'

The Boomtown Rats were the third band to appear after Status Quo and The Style Council. Apparently they were due to appear further down the bill, but Geldof switched the order so they could perform to Prince Charles & Princess Diana! They played I Don't Like Mondays, Rat Trap (which was plauged by sound issues) and Drag Me Down. Geldof provided one of the most memorable moments of the whole day with his pause midway through Mondays on the completion of the line "The lesson today is how to die".

Artists who performed at Wembley (in order of appearance):

Status Quo
Style Council
Boomtown Rats
Adam Ant
Spandau Ballet
Elvis Costello
Nik Kershaw
Phil Collins (also with Sting)
Howard Jones
Bryan Ferry
Paul Young (also with Alison Moyet)
Dire Straits (also with Sting)
David Bowie
The Who
Elton John (also with Kiki Dee and Wham)
Freddie Mercury with Brian May
Paul McCartney