DO YOU KNOW WHY 'DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?' WAS CREATED?
With Christmas right around the corner, streets all over the world are filled with holiday spirit. For instance shops are now streaming welcoming christmas music. A very well known song is “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, which was written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. It was recorded by Band Aid, a group brought together by Bob and Ure, that consisted of famous British and Irish singers at the time (U2, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Sting…). But why was this song so revolutionary and most importantly why did it make such a big impact on the world? This song was none other than a charity song to raise money for the 1983-1985 famine in Ethiopia and in just one week in managed to sell over 1 million copies. In one year it was able to raise £8 million for the cause and it also won the Brit award. This success quickly caught the attention of American artists resulting in “We Are The World” by the USA for Africa created just a year later. However Band Aid realised that their fam