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On this day in 1984, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” is recorded for Ethiopia

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On this day, November 25, 1984, the biggest names in the pop and rock scene of the time joined their voices in the recording of the now classic song “Do They Know It’s Christmas”.

On this day, November 25, 1984, the biggest names in the pop and rock scene of the time joined their voices in the recording of the now classic song “Do They Know It’s Christmas”.

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The piece was part of Bob Geldorf’s “Band-Aid” project to raise financial aid for the starving Ethiopians.

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?} was released as a single in 1984 and all proceeds were donated to the relief of the famine that hit Ethiopia at the time and caused the death of approximately 1,000,000 people

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The singers involved in the recording had not heard the song before arriving at the studio, so they learned their parts by listening to the vocal guide.

The singers who participated in the recording were as follows (in alphabetical order):

Robert “Kool” Bell (Kool & the Gang), Bono (U2), Pete Briquette (The Boomtown Rats), Adam Clayton (U2), Phil Collins (Genesis and solo), Chris Cross (Ultravox), Simon Crowe (Boomtown Rats), Sarah Dallin (Bananarama), Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama), Johnny Fingers (The Boomtown Rats), Bob Geldof (The Boomtown Rats), Boy George (Culture Club), Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), John Keeble (Spandau Ballet), Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran), Marilyn, George Michael (Wham!), Jon Moss (Culture Club), Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet), Rick Parfitt (Status Quo), Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran), Francis Rossi (Status Quo), Sting (The Police), Andy Taylor (Duran Duran), James “JT” Taylor (Kool & the Gang), John Taylor (Duran Duran), Roger Taylor (Duran Duran), Dennis Thomas (Kool & the Gang), Midge Ure ( Ultravox), Martyn Ware (Heaven 17), Jody Watley, Paul Weller (The Style Council), Keren Woodward (Bananarama) and Paul Young.

The first verse of the song was performed by Paul Youngalthough it was originally written for David Bowie who eventually sang the verse at Live Aid in 1985.

Musicians were: Phil Collins (drums), John Taylor (bass), Midge Ure (keyboards and programming), Gary Kemp (guitar) and Jon Moss (percussion).

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