This Day in History (9/22/85) The First Farm Aid Concert

In 1985, more than 50 rock ‘n’ country stars, headed by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, staged the 14-hour Farm Aid concert for 78,000 rain-soaked spectators in Champaign, Ill., raising $10 million for debt-ridden U.S. farmers.

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