The original song “Do They Know It’s Christmas” was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money for relief of the famine in Ethiopia.
Thirty years later, Bob has recruited a new group of musical talents including Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Bono, One Direction and more for Band Aid 30. Together, they are helping raise money to help stop the Ebola outbreak.
The track raised more than £1 million “within four or five minutes”, according to Geldof, who said the response had been “extraordinary”.
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Watch the original version of Band Aid
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