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Band Aid

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Charity supergroup Music group Help was formed in London, Britain in 1984 by Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof and manufacturer Midge Ure. Designed to finance anti-poverty initiatives in Ethiopia, the ensemble documented the one “Perform They Understand It’s Xmas?” for discharge through the 1984 holidays. Aided by vocal initiatives from Bono, Sting, George Michael, Boy George, Simon Le Bon, and a bunch of other modern pop superstars of your day, the one topped the pop graphs, becoming the main Christmas one of the entire year and increasing a lot more than $24,000,000 because of its trigger. Such was Music group Aid’s success, other celebrity-aided agencies launched fundraising promotions the following season leading to the star-studded Live Help concert as well as the American charity supergroup USA for Africa. “Perform They Understand It’s Xmas?” remains a favorite holiday one and it has been re-recorded double by updated variations of Band Help through the group’s 20th and 30th anniversaries with proceeds once again going to comfort initiatives in Africa.

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Full Name Band Aid
Music Songs Do They Know It's Christmas, Mi Smo Taj Svijet, A Tour in Italy, One Year On


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Sounds of the 80s 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doctors 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 2014 TV Movie performer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary performer: "Do They Know it's Christmas"
20 to 1 2008-2010 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gavin & Stacey 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
EastEnders 1985-2001 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
100 Greatest Number One Singles 2001 TV Special documentary performer: "Do they Know It's Christmas?"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
It's Christmas 1989 Video short performer: "DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?"
Top of the Pops 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
YaDaDa Movie 2006

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That's So... 2016 TV Series documentary Themselves
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary Themselves
Sounds of the 80s 2015 TV Series Themselves
Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 2014 TV Movie Themselves
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary Themselves
20 to 1 2008-2010 TV Series documentary Themselves
Hitlisten des Nordens 2004 TV Series
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Themselves
Top of the Pops: The True Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Themselves
It's Christmas 1989 Video short Themselves

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