On This Day (July 2nd) - Live 8 Grand Finale

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July 2nd 2005

MTV and VH1 air the eight hours of the Live 8 concerts.

The performances, featuring artists U2, Coldplay, Madonna, Dave Matthews Band, Jay-Z and Destiny's Child among many others, were held in eight cities to raise awareness of poverty in Africa. Here's the video from the Grand Finale featuring Paul McCartney and one of his most renowned songs, Hey Jude!

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