MADONNA'S FULL LIVE AID SET FROM 1985. INTRO'D BY BETTE MIDLER
Madonna was still pretty new on the scene when Live Aid happened in 1985, but there she was with Tina, Mick, David, and every big name on the planet, commanding the stage and having a great time for a good cause. Bette Midler comes out to introduce Madonna and makes some jokes at her expense, but it's all in good fun. Madonna takes the stage, fresh from the recently released nude pics that she never consented to, FULLY covered up despite the 95 degree temperature and declares at one point, "I ain't taking shit off today! You might hold it against me ten years from now." Ha. Oh, Madge!! We'd see a lot more of you after that, girl. She then takes the crowd on a rousing romp with Holiday and her then-latest single Into the Groove followed by future True Blue track Love Makes the World Go Round, where she is joined by Nile Rodgers and Thompson Twins. Work, Queen! You can see that, even early in her career, she was perfectly comfortable in front of the crowd of 100,000 people. The rest is history. Watch an early live 22-minute performance by the Queen of Pop and have a great Madonna Friday!