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13/07/2015 08:59 BST | Updated 13/07/2015 09:59 BST

Live Aid: 30 Years Ago Today... From All-Conquering Queen To All-Swearing Bob Geldof, We Remember The 10 Most Unforgettable Moments

30 years ago today... Bob Geldof summoned his most elite of pop troops and changed the nature of charity gigs forever.

With Live Aid, the help of co-producer Midge Ure and promoter Harvey Goldsmith, 58 of the world's biggest music acts, a bunch of satellites, a few thousand volunteers and a force of will that saw the BBC clear its schedules for a day, Bob Geldof put together the world's biggest gig - with two simultaneous concerts occurring on either side of the Atlantic, and beamed around the world to an estimated 1.9 billion viewers.

Notable absences that day included Bruce Springsteen - "simply didn't realise how big the whole thing was going to be" - and Cliff Richard, booked to play a gospel concert in Birmingham. But there was plenty of star-power to be going on with... from the newcomers Nik Kershaw and Howard Jones, to the icons Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin.

Even with this heavyweight line-up, it was sometimes the little things that caught our eye. Here are the top 10 memories we've been enjoying again on the 30th anniversary of a unique day...

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