𝐁𝐁𝐂 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐧, 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐖𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐬 “𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞” 𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐲 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 ‘𝗛𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗼 𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹.‘
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