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Band Aid

Band, *1984 GB, London
Electronic and Pop

All-star group assembled by Bob Geldof to raise money for African famine relief. The song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" was written by Geldof with Midge Ure, and was recorded on 25 November 1984. Trevor Horn co-produced with Ure and mixed the 12" version. The single went on sale on 3 December, went straight to number one and by the end of the year had sold three million copies, smashing the previous UK sales record (2.1 million by Wings' "Mull Of Kintyre"). All those involved gave their services for free, and even the vinyl itself was donated. The Band Aid Trust also benefited from the 1985 Live Aid concerts and two Sport Aid events, the second of which had a tie-in single by Tears For Fears. In 1989, another all-star cast assembled under the banner of Band Aid II to record a new version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". It too was a number one hit, as was the 20-year anniversary version by Band Aid 20. Sleeve artist Peter Blake (4) is also credited as a member of Band Aid.

PortraitJody Watley
bvoc, voc *1959 US
PortraitPaul Weller
voc, g *1958 GB
PortraitGlenn Gregory
voc *1958 GB
PortraitMartyn Ware
syn, bvoc *1956 GB
PortraitGeorge Michael
voc *1963 GB
PortraitPaul McCartney
voc *1942 GB
PortraitTony Hadley
voc *1960 GB
PortraitPaul Young
voc, perc *1956 GB
PortraitMidge Ure
voc, g, syn *1953 GB
PortraitJohn Taylor
b, voc *1960 GB
PortraitSimon Le Bon
voc *1958 GB
PortraitHolly Johnson
voc *1960 GB
PortraitPhil Collins
voc, dr *1951 GB
PortraitAndy Taylor
g, bvoc *1961 GB
PortraitJ.T. Taylor
voc, bvoc *1953 US
PortraitMark Brzezicki
dr, perc *1957 GB
PortraitSiobhan Fahey
voc *1958 GB
PortraitJon Moss
dr, perc *1957 GB
key, g, b *1962 JM
PortraitBob Geldof
voc *1951 IE
PortraitGordon Sumner
b, voc *1951 GB
PortraitStuart Adamson
g, voc 1958-2001 GB
PortraitBruce Watson
g, man *1961 CA
PortraitAdam Clayton
b, eb *1960 IE
PortraitGary Kemp
g, bvoc *1959 GB
PortraitFrancis Rossi
voc, g *1949 GB
PortraitRobert Kool Bell
b *1950 US
PortraitDennis D.T. Thomas
as, fl *1951 US
PortraitTony Butler
b, voc *1957 GB
PortraitSteve Norman
perc, sax *1960 GB
PortraitMartin Kemp
b *1961 GB
PortraitJohn Keeble
dr *1959 GB
PortraitSarah Dallin
voc *1961 GB
PortraitKeren Woodward
voc *1961 GB
PortraitRoger Taylor
dr *1960 GB
PortraitPaul Hewson
PortraitRick Parfitt
voc, g *1948 GB
PortraitSimon Crowe
dr, voc *1955 IE
PortraitGeorge O'Dowd
PortraitJohnnie Fingers
key, voc *1956 IE
PortraitNicholas James Bates
PortraitChristopher Allen
PortraitDavid Robert Jones
voc, as 1947-2016 GB
PortraitPatrick Cusack
b IE
Popular Tracks   
Do They Know It's Christmas? - 1984 Version on Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid
Feed The World on Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid
Do They Know It's Christmas? - Live at Wembley Stadium, 13th July 1985 on Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid

Track list and 30sec audio provided by

Title Artist Year Type
Do They Know It's Christmas? 84/89Band Aid & Band Aid II1991Single
Africa TomorrowBand Aid1987Album
Band Aid SpecialBand Aid1985Compil.
'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - The Story Of The Official Band Aid VideoBand Aid1984Single
Do They Know It's Christmas?Band Aid1984Single
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