Live Aid

Live Aid: SPIN’s 1986 Investigation Into Relief Aid Abuse, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

This story was originally published in the September 1986 issue of SPIN, following an exposé on Live Aid's real effect on Ethiopia, which ran in the…
Robert Keating / July 17, 2015

Live Aid: Bob Geldof’s Original Response to SPIN’s 1986 Exposé

[This piece was originally published in the August 1986 issue of SPIN, one month after our exposé, "Live Aid: The Terrible Truth." This week marked…
SPIN Staff / July 15, 2015

Live Aid: The Terrible Truth

One night at dinner in late 1985, a friend talked about Ethiopia being in a civil war. Neither I nor anyone else at the table had…
SPIN Staff / July 13, 2015