Models play Oz For Africa

As part of the global simulcast phenomena Live Aid in 1985, the biggest Australian musicians of the day staged Oz For Africa at the Sydney Sports and Entertainment Centre (of course, the event was compered by Molly Meldrum).

Naturally, of the 17 bands, you were going to see Models perform some of their best songs: Big on Love, I Hear Motion, Stormy Tonight, & Out of Mind, Out of Sight.

With the musicians donating their services, the concert helped raise $10 million across Australia – quite a significant amount for its time.

*An interesting side-note: the first concert to raise money for the Ethiopian famine was Australia’s East African Tragedy (EAT) Appeal Concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. Models also performed at this concert, which was attended by around 30,000 people and raised over $1 million. Midge Ure had been invited to headline the event, and on his return to the UK, discussed the idea with Sir Bob Geldof … six months later Live Aid was held.

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