Simon Lebon, Sting, Bob Geldoff, Bono and others at the recording session for Band AID in 1984. Bob Geldoff of the Boomtown Rats gathers the biggest music stars of the UK to record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” under the name Band AID. The proceeds went to famine relief in Ethiopia. The single made more than 100 million dollars and eventually led to the historical, world watched concert called Live AID.
November 25, 1984
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Bob Geldof and Midge Ure pictured outside SARM Studios in Notting Hill, London, during the recording of the Band Aid single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, part of the Feed The World campaign, raising money for famine-stricken Ethiopia, on November 25, 1984. (Photo by Larry EllisExpress Newspapers/Getty Images)
Love this song.
All about the Sting and Bono segments.
“Where the only water flowing there … Is the bitter sting of tears.”
“And the Christmas Bells that ring there…are the clanging chimes of doom…”
“Well Tonight Thank God It’s Them…Instead Of You…”
Ahhh. On point.
Band Aid Do They Know It’s Christmas? Video:
Band Aid Do They Know It’s Christmas? Extended Video: