.....Merry Christmas......

I just had to do a post on some of my most fav Xmas songs ever.

Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing the record "Do They Know It's Christmas?" for the Christmas market. The single surpassed the hopes of the producers to become the Christmas number one on that release. Two subsequent re-recordings of the song to raise further money for charity also topped the charts. The original was produced by Midge Ure.
he record was released on 3 December, and went straight to No. 1 in the UK singles chart, outselling all the other records in the chart put together. It became the fastest- selling single of all time in the UK, selling a million copies in the first week alone. It stayed at No. 1 for five weeks, selling over three million copies and becoming easily the biggest-selling single of all time in the UK.

Band Aid are:

Adam Clayton (U2)
Phil Collins
Bob Geldof
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
Keren Woodward (Bananarama)
Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
Jody Watley
Bono (U2)
Paul Weller
James Taylor
George Michael
Midge Ure (Ultravox)
Martin Ware (Heaven 17)
John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)
Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
Sarah Dullin (Bananarama)
Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)
Peter Briquette
Francis Rossi (Status Quo)
Robert 'Kool' Bell
Dennis Thomas
Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)
Jon Moss (Culture Club)
Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
Johnny Fingers
David Bowie
Boy George
Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
Paul McCartney

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