Bob Dylan – Programs from Live Aid, Farm Aid #1 & Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert

Concert programs from three of the most historic multi-artist shows at which Bob Dylan has performed: Live Aid, the first Farm Aid, and the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert.

The United States Live Aid concert, held July 12, 1985 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, raised funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

While performing at Live Aid, Dylan said to the worldwide audience of over one billion, “I hope that some of the money … maybe they can just take a little bit of it, maybe … one or two million, maybe … and use it, say, to pay the mortgages on some of the farms and, the farmers here, owe to the banks.” Although his comments were heavily criticized, they inspired fellow musicians Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young to organize the Farm Aid benefit concert to raise money for and help family farmers in the United States. Dylan performed at the first Farm Aid concert, on September 22, 1985 at the University of Illinois.

On October 16, 1992 Madison Square Garden played host to the all-star concert Columbia Records Celebrates the Music of Bob Dylan, informally known as the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert.

The 56 page Live Aid program features information on the concert’s mission, color photos of the performers appearing in the simultaneous US and London concerts, advertisements and more.  9″ x 12″, in excellent condition, with some minor scuffing to the back cover.

The 50 page Farm Aid program similarly includes photographs of all the artists, information on Farm Aid’s goals, and advertising.  11 1/2″ x 8 3/4″, in excellent condition with minor creasing.

The 24 page Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert program is filled with color photographs of Dylan, with a lineup of the artists that appeared, and a selected Dylan discography.  9″ x 12″ in mint condition.

A rare opportunity to obtain these three scarce programs.

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