Today in Madonna History: July 29, 1985

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On July 29 1985, Madonna and many of the performers from Live Aid appeared on the cover of People Magazine.

Music that moved the world sixteen years after Woodstock, Rock’s best and brightest gather on two continents to set new standards of good work—and good works.

Sequestered by location, security personnel and a multilayered credential system, the stars were free to enjoy one another’s company without too much interference from fans and other mortals. Madonna, looking a bit frightened despite a phalanx of guards, clung to the hand of her intended, the surly Sean Penn. Penn spent most of the concert either inside Madonna’s trailer or gazing at a video monitor in front of trailers being used by Robert Plant and Tom Petty. Madonna later relaxed enough to drape an arm around the shoulder of Bob Dylan, no slouch himself in the surly department. Hey, the lady knows what she likes.

3 responses

  1. What a great cover and great memory Madonna was great during live aid. And the cover Madonna the young star about to break even bigger was surrounded by a few doubters on that cover. I never for once doubted her. Absolutely amazing

  2. Recorded this on VHS and my step dad recorded over it! Asshat.

    Her vocals were not great but that didn’t matter to me at the time or now! She had just finished the Virgin tour and we all know she never had proper vocal training until Evita…

    No mention of the outfit gifted to her from Prince!

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