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Band Aid 30, the update of the Band Aid campaign that raised money for BBC Radio 4 Today(@BBCr4today) Date of tweet in following. The charity single has driven demand for Band Aid records and and with a signature from one or more of the singers, would fetch £20 to £ "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a song written in by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in reaction to television reports of the – famine in Ethiopia. It was first recorded in a single day on 25 November by Band Aid, "Band Aid Fuse ODG turned down Bob Geldof single over 'negative' image of Africa" .
The Band Aid songwhich first came out 30 years ago, will get a makeover with One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding among the artists recruited. They will descend on a London studio on Saturday to record the single, which will be available on download Monday.
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And blunt-talking Sir Bob, 63, who aims to raise millions to fight Ebola, said: What you have to do is buy this thing. Quincy Jones, 81, will reconvene the US artists, while there will also be remixes by Disclosure and Underworld. Sir Bob praised One Direction. Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now A second version came out in and a third in It turned out there was, much to our surprise.
Brian Aris Who's who in the picture and where are they now? The biggest names of the day united for the first ever Band Aid.
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But where are all the original stars of Band Aid now? U2 bassist Adam Clayton 54 Arrested for cannabis possession inhe gave up drinking 20 years ago. He still performs with U2 and married Brazilian Mariana de Carvalho last year. Singer Phil Collins, 63 Thrice-divorced father-of-three Collins battled alcohol addiction and depression. Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof, 63 Given an honorary knighthood for tackling poverty in Africa, he left the Rats in and rejoined in The Bananarama singer, 53, still performs on and off with the group, formed 35 years ago.
Kemp suffered two brain tumours in He and wife Shirlie have two children Bono: Married with four children to businesswoman Alison Hewson Paul Weller: Has been arrested for having sex in a public place, and was jailed in for drugs offences Midge Ure: The Ultravox singer, 61, was co-founder of Band Aid. An ambassador for Save the Children, he has four daughters from two marriages.
Released a solo album in July Gary Kemp: Spandau Ballet guitarist, 55, starred in film The Bodyguard and is still acting. Hit singer Peter Robinson, 52, better known as Marilyn, lives on benefits, after becoming addicted to heroin in He has also struggled with agoraphobia, and is writing his autobiography Sara Dallin: Still a member of Bananarama and still performing with co-singer Keren Woodward, her childhood friend from Bristol.
Hadley admitted that this had been nerve-wracking, knowing that all his contemporaries were watching him. Le Bon, despite having already recorded his part at Ure's house, re-recorded it so he could be part of the moment.
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Sting also recorded his words again, this time to provide harmony vocals. Despite being lead singers themselves, both Geldof and Ure had already decided that they would not sing any solo lines, although both took part in the 'feed the world' finale. Ure later stated in his autobiography that he was constantly battling with Geldof, and telling him to leave when he would come into the production booth and wrongly tell the artist behind the microphone what to sing.
He set up the kit and then waited patiently until early evening until after all the vocals had been recorded.
Ure was content with the first take that Collins performed, but the perfectionist Collins was unhappy with it and asked for a second take to be recorded, which he was satisfied with. Actor Nigel Planerwho had reached number two earlier in the year with a cover version of " Hole in My Shoe " in the guise of his character Neil from the television comedy series The Young Onesalso showed up uninvited and in character as Neil to play up to the cameras, and after being tolerated for a while was sent away by Ure.
This section was eventually taken on by Weller, Sting and Glenn Gregory. Rossi privately told Ure afterwards that in the studio he sang most of Status Quo's vocal parts and that Parfitt only usually sang onstage, and that Ure should have kept Parfitt away from the microphone.
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Parfitt admitted in a documentary that he and Rossi had been extremely hungover from partying the night before, and were in no fit state to attempt to record their vocals. Once Status Quo produced their bag of cocaine and the booze started to flow — I brought six bottles of wine from my flat, which disappeared in a minute — it became a party. By midday, with George still absent, an irate Geldof telephoned him again demanding to know where he was. Having only gone to bed a few hours before, a sleepy George was woken up by Geldof insisting that he get onto a Concorde transatlantic flight later that morning.
However, George went back to sleep following the phone call, and only made it onto the last Concorde flight of the day later that afternoon. A B-side was also produced by Trevor Horn in his own studio, using the same instrumental track and featuring messages from artists who had been at the recording, and also from those who had been unable to attend, including David BowiePaul McCartneythe members of Big Country and Holly Johnson from Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Style and content[ edit ] The song comprises two parts: The first line of the recording is sung by Paul Young on the version, Kylie Minogue on the version, Chris Martin of Coldplay on the version, and One Direction on the version.
The line was originally written for David Bowie who finally sang it at the Live Aid concert in Release and promotion[ edit ] The following morning Geldof appeared on Mike Read 's BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show to promote the record and promised that every penny would go to the cause. Geldof was also incensed that the British Government refused to waive the VAT on the sales of the single.
In the end the UK government relented and donated an amount to the charity equal to the amount of tax they had collected on the single. Radio 1 began to play the song every hour — normally an A-list single got seven or eight plays per day.