Band Aid

Band Aid
   The music industry’s social conscience was thrust forcefully into the limelight with the formation of Band Aid in 1984. A coalition of musical artists as diverse as Boy George, Paul Weller, U2 and Sting was skilfully brought together by Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) and Midge Ure (Ultravox) with the aim of raising funds for Ethiopian famine relief. Band Aid produced one single, ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ which featured a plethora of artists, and also put together the ‘global jukebox’ that was Live Aid, with concerts held simultaneously in Philadelphia and London. The single twice reached number one, spending a total of twenty-six weeks in the charts. Overall, Band Aid raised over £100 million for Africa, and inspired spin-offs such as Sport Aid and Comic Relief.
   GUY OSBORN
   STEVE GREENFIELD

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture . . 2014.

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