Band Aid

Band Aid

All-star group assembled by Bob Geldof to raise money for African famine relief. The song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" was written by Geldof with Midge Ure, and was recorded on 25 November 1984. Trevor Horn co-produced with Ure and mixed the 12" version. The single went on sale on 3 December, went straight to number one and by the end of the year had sold three million copies, smashing the previous UK sales record (2.1 million by Wings' "Mull Of Kintyre"). All those involved gave their services for free, and even the vinyl itself was donated. The Band Aid Trust also benefited from the 1985 Live Aid concerts and two Sport Aid events, the second of which had a tie-in single by Tears For Fears. In 1989, another all-star cast assembled under the banner of Band Aid II to record a new version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". It too was a number one hit, as was the 20-year anniversary version by Band Aid 20.

Sleeve artist Peter Blake is also credited as a member of Band Aid.

Band Aid Discography

Singles & EPs

880 502-1, 880 502-1 Q Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas? (Single, Album, Maxi, EP) Phonogram 880 502-1, 880 502-1 Q Germany 1984 Sell This Version
FEEDP1, FEED P1 Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas?(7", Shape, Single, Ltd, Pic, Unc) Phonogram, Phonogram FEEDP1, FEED P1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
FEEDCD3DJ Band Aid, Band Aid II Band Aid, Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas? 84/89 (Single) PWL Records, Polydor FEEDCD3DJ UK 1991 Sell This Version


32PD-27 Band Aid Band Aid Special (Comp) Mercury 32PD-27 Japan 1985 Sell This Version


VB 0995 Band Aid 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - The Story Of The Official Band Aid Video Vestron Video VB 0995 US 1984 Sell This Version