…Rocking All Over The World!! I’m really sorry but that is a bit of a tenuous link to a great event that happened on 13 July 1985 – Live Aid! Status Quo kicked off the day with Rocking All Over The World hence the R link. Sorry – I’m rambling again. Last week for Q Kathy wrote about Queen – the rock band, not the monarch and mentioned Live Aid, I commented that I was there and she said I had to blog it! I figured that it was too late for L so I needed another way in and it came to me! Hence this post.
So, way back when in the days of no internet or mobile phones – remember that? Don’t tell me you’re all too young! The tickets went on sale early one morning and I have a feeling they were £25 which was hellishly expensive back then, anyhow we managed to get tickets and along with two friends John and I set off for Wembley for what was set to be the experience of a lifetime. I am so glad to be able to say that I was there and a couple of years ago when the DVD was released our eldest son asked for it as a Christmas gift we were only too pleased to be able to share our memories with him.
The big thing about the day was my realisation that Queen were probably the greatest rock band – ever. Before that I had been quite dismissive of them as I was more interested in Motown and the like.
Son 1 became a fan of Queen in his early teens downloading (shock horror) as many tracks as he could, of course Freddie Mercury was gone by then but his music lived on. We subsequently went as a family to see the stage musical ‘We Will Rock You’ which tells a story based on the songs of Queen and more recently to see Queen and Paul Rogers in concert which was fantastic. So that was a very tenuous letter R but I hope you’ll excuse me!
Let’s see what the other students have done for Alphabe-Thursday this week!