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Band Aid was a British charitable group that was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money to fight the famine in Ethiopia . The name Band Aid had a double meaning: a band of musicians who offers help for an emergency situation, but at the same time also the perspective that this project not more than a band-aid on a major wound was.

On november 28, 1984 was the single Do they know it's Christmas released, written by Bob Geldof and produced by Midge Ure. The song, which was recorded in one day,25 november , reached in many countries, including Britain and the Netherlands, first place. The cover of the single was created by Peter Blake.

Bob Geldof organized 1985 Live Aidbenefit concert. Formed In imitation of American Band Aid star that same year the group USA for Africa.

In 1989 a group of artists with the project Band Aid II, had broken out again after famine in Ethiopia. Band Aid II Do they know it's Christmas again took on. the plate did it in Netherlands less good (highest place number 18 in the Dutch Top 40) than 5 years before that.

A third version appeared In 2004 under the name Band Aid 20, referring to the 20 years that Do they know it's Christmas? is. The record was 14 november and 29 november appeared in stores. The proceeds go to Sudan. England donates even the tax that is levied on the CDs to the country.

The data of the Foundation are accessible through the website of the British Charity Commission. This shows that, for example, in 2011 nearly 4 million English pounds was paid out to projects. [1]

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[hide]*1 participants Band Aid

Participants Band Aid[Edit]Edit

Participants Band Aid II[Edit]Edit

Participants Band Aid 20[Edit]Edit

Discography[Edit]Edit

The Dutch Top 40 Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Do they know it's Christmas? 28-11-1984 15-12-1984 1 (3 wk) 9 as Band Aid/

No. 1 in the Single Top 100

Do they know it's Christmas? 1986 - as Band Aid/

No. 49 in the Single Top 100

Do they know it's Christmas? 1989 23-12-1989 18 4 as Band Aid II/

No. 20 in the Single Top 100

Do they know it's Christmas? 29-11-2004 11-12-2004 4 4 as Band Aid 20/

No. 3 in the Single Top 100

Do they know it's Christmas? 2008 - as Band Aid/

No. 27 in the Single Top 100

Do they know it's Christmas? 2009 - as Band Aid/

No. 52 in the Single Top 100

Do they know it's Christmas? 2010 - as Band Aid/

No. 58 in the Single Top 100

Do they know it's Christmas? 2011 - as Band Aid/

No. 69 in the Single Top 100

Singles in the Flemish Top 50[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Do they know it's Christmas? 1984 - as Band Aid/

No. 1 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Do they know it's Christmas? 1989 - as Band Aid II/

No. 16 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Do they know it's Christmas? 2004 11-12-2004 3 7 as Band Aid 20/

No. 3 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Do they know it's Christmas?

(as Band Aid)

143 137 277 298 612 203 709 815 934 563 992 985 1203 1262 1225

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