How many artists were in the original Band Aid?

How many artists were in the original Band Aid?

forty artists
The group was composed of forty artists to raise awareness and funds for the Ethiopian famine in 1983–1985. The group’s name stemmed from the idea that the musicians were providing aid to the less fortunate and suggested that their project was likened to putting a band-aid on a wound.

Who was the only artist to add lyrics to Band Aid?

Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal – the only artist to add lyrics to the song.

Who was the only singer to perform the same line in Do They Know It’s Christmas for Band Aid in 1984 and Band Aid 20 in 2004?

The U2 star Bono and Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, both recorded versions of the lyric: “Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you.” Bono, who sang the line in the original 1984 track, had his recording used in the final cut.

Do They Know It’s Christmas Number 1?

The single was released in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1984 and aided by considerable publicity it entered the UK Singles Chart at number one and stayed there for five weeks, becoming the Christmas number one of 1984. Worldwide the single had sold 11.7 million copies by 1989.

Do They Know It’s Christmas Band-Aid 1984 artists?

Band Aid
Do They Know It’s Christmas?/Artists

Do They Know It’s Christmas Band Aid 1984 artists?

Do they know its Christmas original single?

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” is a song written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in reaction to television reports of the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia. The original version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” has sold 3.8 million copies in the UK to date.

Who was the only artist to sing the same line in Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Bono and Paul McCartney were the only two artists involved from the original recording that participated on the 20th anniversary recording. Bono was the only person who sings vocals on both recordings, and in both cases he sings the same line. The re-recording was released on CD single in 2004.

Who has the most Christmas No 1 singles?

the Beatles
There’s not many chart records the Beatles haven’t broken and, yes, they have the most Christmas Number 1s of everyone – four in total. The first three, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Feel Fine and Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out topped the Official Singles Chart consecutively from 1963–1965.

Who are the members of Band Aid 30?

Band Aid 30-line-up: A clickable guide of who’s who 1 Kyle Simmons 2 William Farquarson 3 Guy Garvey 4 Chris Wood 5 Chris Martin 6 Dan Smith 7 Seal 8 Bob Geldof 9 Karl Hyde 10 Roger Taylor

Why did Bob Geldof start Band Aid 30?

Band Aid 30 is the 2014 incarnation of the charity supergroup Band Aid. The group was announced on 10 November 2014 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, with Geldof stating that he took the step after the United Nations had contacted him, saying help was urgently needed to prevent the 2014 Ebola crisis in Western Africa spreading throughout the world.

Who was the original singer of Band Aid?

The song was recorded by some of the biggest-selling current British and Irish pop acts, including One Direction, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora.

Who was the artist who designed the Band Aid sleeve?

“Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you” replaced with “Well tonight we’re reaching out and touching you” British artist Tracey Emin designed the cover sleeve for the physical release of the single.