Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride!
To mark the 35th anniversary of Live Aid, we go back to the Smash Hits of 17-30 July 1985 with the help of Tim Robinson from DJ/production duo Nightdubbing. We look at Ver Hits coverage of the historic concerts and hear from people who were there or watched from home. We also speak to three former Smash Hits editors – David Hepworth, Mark Ellen and Barry McIlheney – about their memories of the day along with BBC TV director David G Croft.
Read along with us! Thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered.
And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits including plenty of Live Aid highlights.
The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.
HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg
GUEST: Tim Robinson, David Hepworth, Mark Ellen, Barry McIlheney, David G Croft