12/3/07

BAND AID'S "DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?"


"It's CHRISTMAS 1984, And there are more starving folks in our planet than ever before..." as DAVID BOWIE speaks at the tail end of the classic Extended version of the classic CHRISTMAS song "DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?" by BAND AID. Of course, in the MEDICAL SIDE, BAND AID is a Trademark Adhesive Bandage or Plaster that is used to cover small wounds. But, this time as "BAND AID", a SUPER BAND that was formed by SIR BOB GELDOF(Boomtown Rats) and MIDGE URE(Ultravox) back in 1984 to give AID and relief to the Famine state in Ethiopia by releasing a song entitled "DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?".




The MUSIC VIDEO of the song was the first to be shown here in MANILA on the first week of DECEMBER 1984, then the single release followed and went out to top the charts on Manila's Airwaves. When I first saw the Video and heard the song I immediately rushed to the nearest ODYSSEY RECORD STORE to buy my own VINYL COPY. WOW!! Excellent tune indeed considering I'm a great fan of the NEW WAVE GENRE and the ARTISTS featured on this Supergroup BAND AID are my ICONS during those times.
Band Aid members photo taken from the back cover sleeve of my VINYL:
(In order from TOP LEFT to TOP RIGHT then going down)
Phil Collins of Genesis
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats
Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet
Chris Cross of Ultravox
John Taylor of Duran Duran
Paul Young
Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet
Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17
Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran
Simon Crowe of The Boomtown Rats
Marilyn
Keren Woodward of Bananarama
Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet
Jody Watley of Shalamar
Bono of U2
Adam Clayton of U2
Paul Weller of The Style Council
James "J.T." Taylor of Kool & The Gang
George Michael of Wham!
Midge Ure of Ultravox
Martyn Ware of Heaven 17
John Keeble of Spandau Ballet
Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet
Roger Taylor of Duran Duran
Sarah Dallin of Bananarama
Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama
Sting of The Police
Pete Briquette of The Boomtown Rats
Francis Rossi of Status Quo
Robert 'Kool' Bell of Kool & The Gang
Dennis Thomas of Kool & The Gang
Andy Taylor of Duran Duran
Jon Moss of Culture Club
Rick Parfitt of Status Quo
Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran
Johnny Fingers of The Boomtown Rats
NOT IN THE PHOTO but were included on the LINE-UP(mostly voice recorded on the song):
David Bowie
Boy George of Culture Club
Holly Johnson of Frankie Goes to Hollywood
with special participation of Paul McCartney
Big Country Members:
Stuart Adamson
Bruce Watson
Tony Butler
Mark Brzezicki
Download the song:
DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS(extended version)- BAND AID
WATCH THE VIDEO:


video

GREAT BAND AND SONG!!!

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