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Band Aid 30 years On Returns

won't somebody think about the children?

won’t somebody think about the children?

Do you remember where you were the first time you heard “Do They Know It’s Christmas”? Thankfully I’ve managed to erase it from my memory banks, I think I’m repressing it. Maybe it will return one day when I don’t expect it, I’ll just start crying uncontrollably , shaking, bawling, a mess. 

Till then, no I don’t remember where but I do know when: 30 years ago when Bob Geldof got upset about starvation in Ethiopia and did what any real man would do about it: wrote an abysmal song and got his pop star buddies together, recorded it and foisted the dog with fleas  on an unsuspecting UK public.

Here is a list of philanthropists:
Adam Clayton (U2)
Phil Collins (Genesis, solo)
Bob Geldof (The Boomtown Rats)
Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet)
Chris Cross (Ultravox)
John Taylor (Duran Duran)
Paul Young
Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17)
Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran)
Simon Crowe (The Boomtown Rats)
Marilyn
Keren (Bananarama)
Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
Jody Watley (Shalamar)
Bono (U2)
Paul Weller (The Style Council)
James Taylor (Kool & The Gang)
Peter Blake (credited as ‘sleeve artist’)
George Michael (Wham!)
Midge Ure (Ultravox)
Martin Ware (Heaven 17)
John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)
Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
Sara (Bananarama)
Siobhan (Bananarama)
Pete Briquette (The Boomtown Rats)
Francis Rossi (Status Quo)
Robert ‘Kool’ Bell (Kool & the Gang)
Dennis Thomas (Kool & the Gang)
Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)
Jon Moss (Culture Club)
Sting (The Police)
Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
Johnny Fingers (The Boomtown Rats)
Boy George (Culture Club)
Holly (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings)
David Bowie

Kool And The Gang?

Anyway, now comes word that Geldof is remaking it and so far One Direction have definitely signed on and Adele, Alt-J and Florence +The Machine are in the wings, but could they please just choose another song? Apparently it is to help Ebola which doesn’t seem to need any help in my honest opinion.

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