Bob Geldof and Midge Ure Signed Band Aid 20 Single
Bob Geldof and Midge Ure Signed Band Aid Single.
Bob Geldof and Midge Ure Signed Band Aid 20 Single. This fantastic display is a signed single of "Do they know it's Christmas" , a single released for Band Aid 20. It is signed boldly by the organisers of Band Aid 20 Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and displayed with some photos of these pop legends. A rare and collectable piece of pop memorabilia, a true one off. 100% authentic and signed in person.
Band Aid 20 Bibliography.
Band Aid 20 was the 2004 incarnation of the charity supergroup Band Aid. The group, which included Daniel Bedingfield, Dido, Justin Hawkins of The Darkness, Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Bono of U2, and Paul McCartney, re-recorded the 1984 song "Do They Know It's Christmas?", written by Band Aid organisers Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.
The song was recorded on 14 November 2004, to benefit Sudan's troubled Darfur region, and was released that same month. The single became the UK's biggest seller of 2004 as well as the Christmas number one. Bono and Paul McCartney were the only artists from the original Band Aid to lend their voices to Band Aid 20. There was a reported dispute over the line 'Well tonight thank God it's them, instead of you', which Bono sang on the original version. Justin Hawkins, of The Darkness, laid down a version of the line, as did Robbie Williams, but Bono insisted on re-recording his version, which was eventually used on the record.
The Band Aid 20 single was first played simultaneously on The Chris Moyles Show (on BBC Radio 1) and the breakfast shows on Virgin Radio and Capital Radio, at 8 am on 16 November 2004.
The music video was first broadcast in the UK simultaneously over multiple channels, including the five UK analogue terrestrial channels, at 5:55 pm on 18 November 2004, with an introduction by Madonna.
This album was released 29 November 2004 and went straight to No.1. The single sold 72,000 copies in the first 24 hours when it was released on 29 November 2004, and went straight in at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 5 December 2004. The Cd version sold over 200,000 copies in the first week and was the fastest-selling single of the year. It stayed at No. 1 for Christmas and the week after, a total of four weeks, one week shorter than the 1984 original. It was the last single ever to sell a million physical copies in the UK.
This is a rare and very collectable piece of Pop memorabilia, featuring two legends of pop music Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.
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Dimensions; 80cm H x 52cm W x 10cm D