Do They Know It's Christmas? is a song written by Bob Geldof and Migde Ure in 1984. The song was intended to be sold in an effort to raise money to support people affected by the famine in ethiopia, between 1984 and 1985.

Band AidEdit

Bob Geldof put together a group named Band Aid, consisting of leading, popular musicians from the time.


Many famous popular musicians from the time helped to produce the song. The original Band Aid members were:

Adam Clayton (U2)


Phil Collins (Genesis, solo)

Bob Geldof (The Boomtown Rats)

Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet)

Chris Cross (Ultravox)

John Taylor (Duran Duran)

Paul Young

Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)

Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17)

Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran)

Simon Crowe (The Boomtown Rats)


Keren Woodward (Bananarama)

Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)

Jody Watley (Shalamar)

Bono (U2)

Paul Weller (The Style Council)

James "J.T." Taylor (Kool & the Gang)

George Michael (Wham!)

Midge Ure (Ultravox)

Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)

John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)

Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)

Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)

Sarah Dallin (Bananarama)

Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)

Pete Briquette (The Boomtown Rats)

Francis Rossi (Status Quo)

Robert 'Kool' Bell (Kool & the Gang)

Dennis J. T. Thomas (Kool & the Gang)

Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)

Jon Moss (Culture Club)

Sting (The Police)

Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)

Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)

Johnny Fingers (The Boomtown Rats)

David Bowie

Boy George (Culture Club)

Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings)

Stuart Adamson (Big Country)

Bruce Watson (Big Country)

Tony Butler (Big Country)

Mark Brzezicki (Big Country)

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