Band Aid & Live Aid : Responding to The Critics

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Live Aid
Live Aid
Nov 19, 2014 · 31 min read

Band Aid was a supergroup featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists. It was convened in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for humanitarian aid in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” on 25 November 1984. The song was recorded in London, and was released in the UK four days later. The single surpassed the hopes of the producers to become the #1 song at Christmas. By 2014, Band Aid and Live Aid had raised in excess of $193 million.

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Michael Buerk’s BBC report of 23 Oct 1984 that sparked Band Aid (Nov 1984) and Live Aid (Jul 1985)
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‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ 1984 original
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Bono and Geldof on ‘that’ line from ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’




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