๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ ๐–๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ก๐š๐ฆ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐œ๐ค๐ฒ ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ โ€œ๐๐š๐ง๐œ๐žโ€ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐๐๐ข๐ž ๐Œ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฒย 

๐๐๐‚ ๐‚๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง, ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ ๐–๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ก๐š๐ฆ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐œ๐ค๐ฒ ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ โ€œ๐๐š๐ง๐œ๐žโ€ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐๐๐ข๐ž ๐Œ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด โ€˜๐—›๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น.โ€˜

I was on stage for Live Aid at Wembley in 1985. There were two stage cameras and as the concert went on all afternoon and evening there were 4 camera operators. Stage left were Alistair Mitchell and Bob Wilson. Stage right were Frank Hudson and myself. We were all dressed in white as requested by our produced and the concert organisers. The bands performed on a revolving stage so that while one was playing another could be setting up. At the end of each set the stage would turn and the next band would start to play. In this way there was only a very short pause. This is when we cameramen changed over.

When Queen were playing and Freddie Mercury was strutting his stuff, it was Bob Wilson who perhaps got a little too close and was grabbed. It was a great performance all round and a memorable day.

The Dance was with a OB cameraman, Bob Wilson who sadly passed away in 1995 – far too early

Credit Tech-Ops History UK

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