Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! With only 5 days until Christmas, I’m tuning it back to “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid.

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: December 3, 1984

TRIVIA: The song was written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in reaction to television reports of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia. It was first recorded in a single day on 25 November 1984 by Band Aid, a supergroup put together by Geldof and Ure and consisting mainly of the biggest British and Irish musical acts at the time.

The single’s worldwide success in raising awareness and financial relief for the victims of the Ethiopian famine led the recording of several other charity singles in the UK and in other countries, such as “We Are the World” by USA for Africa. The song also led to various spin-off charity events, such as Comic Relief, and the Live Aid concert which would take place seven months later in July 1985.

See you next Tuesday!

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