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"BAND AID - 1984"
"Do They Know It's Christmas Time?"
(Followed by "Live Aid - 1985.)


This was one of the most spectacular events of the 1980"s,
set up to illeviate the worst famine in living history!
(See notes about these events below...)





From "Wikipedia", the free encyclopedia......

"Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in
1984 specifically to raise money for relief of 1984-1985 famine in Ethiopia.
The original version was produced by Midge Ure, and released by Band Aid on November 29, 1984.
In late 1984, a BBC report by Michael Buerk was aired highlighting the famine that had
hit the people of Ethiopia. Irish singer Bob Geldof had seen the report and was a social
person to raise money. Aware that he could do little on his own, he called Midge Ure from
"Ultravox" and together they quickly co-wrote the song, "Do They Know It's Christmas?".

Geldof kept a November appointment with BBC Radio 1 DJ Richard Skinner to
appear on his show, but instead of discussing his new album (the original reason for his
booking), he used his airtime to publicise the idea for the charity single, so by the time
the musicians were recruited there was intense media interest in the subject.

Geldof put together a group called Band Aid, consisting of leading Irish and
British musicians who were among the most popular and recognised of this era.

This was followerd in 1985 by "Live Aid" which was a multi-venue rock music concert
held on July 13, 1985. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to
raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. Billed as the 'global jukebox', the event was
held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium, London (attended by 82,000 people)
and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia (attended by about 99,000 people).
On the same day, concerts inspired by the initiative happened in other countries, such
as Australia. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of
all time: an estimated 400 million viewers, across 60 countries, watched the live broadcast.


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