Episode 3 is a three-part journey through three festivals that have had either a significant musical or cultural impact - or both during the first 30 plus years of the rock and roll era.
Running in reverse chronological era, we begin with reviewing the Billboard chart the week of Live Aid, a benefit concert organized by Bob Geldof of the Boomtown Rats and held in the cities of London and Philadelphia for the purpose of raising money to assist with famine relief in Africa. To date, it's estimated over 150 million dollars was raised are the concerts, which four broadcast live around the world.
Musically, it wasn't so much Cutting Edge as it was perhaps the most significant reunion / oldies concert in rock history, which we address.
Note to Styx fans - I can't remember if they appeared on the chart we reviewed for that week, but rest assured if they did, Joe will continue to bash the hell out of them.