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Band Aid (formed: 1984), are a supergroup of English and Irish singers and 4 sub units, Band Aid 20, Band Aid 30, Band Aid II and the original Band Aid which I'll call Band Aid 10. They rose to fame mainly after they released their cult classic Do They Know It's Christmas? originally written for the 1984 Famine in Ethiopia (which is the same reason Live Aid was held) and changed slightly for Band Aid 30 in 2014 with the new version focusing more on the Ebola Outbreak and Epidemic in West Africa.


History

In 1984 Ethiopia was struck with famine and people tried to raise awareness about the situation so a 33 year old Bob Geldof took matters into his own hands and decided to make the supergroup Band Aid singing their classic Do They Know It's Christmas? to raise money for Ethiopia, Live Aid was also held that year which included bands like U2 and especially Queen (formed: 1970) one event at Live Aid went down in history and that was Freddie Mercury (born September 5, 1946 - November 24, 1991 [age 45]), yelling out "AY-OH" and the crowd responding back. The song was re-recorded in 1989 by Band Aid II but I wasn't able to find any information on the members. In 2004 problems arose in Africa once again leading to the creation of Band Aid 20 with their rock version of Do They Know It's Christmas and it blew up going viral for a number of reasons. In 2014 the worst of the worst happened West Africa had been struck with and epidemic but not just any epidemic and Ebola (discovered: 1976) epidemic a disease that causes mass bleeding and nearly always results in death, so in 2014 the once again new version Band Aid 30 was formed with a pop twist on the song; featuring hit artists like Seal, Ed Sheeran and One Direction. The song was changed to fit the epidemic more but controversey arose when Bono's original line of "Well tonight; thank god it's them instead of you" was changed to "Well tonight we're reaching out and touching you" while other lyrics such as "And they only water flowing; is the bitter stinging of tears" and "And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time" and "And the greastest gift they'll get this year is life" to "Where a kiss of love can kill you", "And there's death in every tear" since Ebola is spread through most forms of contact. Unfortunately Africa is going through a terrible crisis where nearly millions of people are starving so if you can donate to orginastions to that benefit help for Africa.

Band Aid Members

These are a list of all of the Band Aid members from 1984-2014

Band Aid 10

  • Bob Geldof (born October 5, 1951 (1951-10-05) [age 68]), Founder of Band Aid
  • Paul McCartney ​​​​​​(born June 17, 1942 (1942-06-17) [age 77]), Providing Vocals
  • George Michael (born June 25, 1963 - December 25, 2016 [age 56]), Providing Vocals
  • Sting (born October 2, 1951 (1951-10-02) [age 68]), Providing Bass
  • Phil Collins (born January 30, 1951 (1951-01-30) [age 69]), Providing Drums
  • Bono (born May 10, 1960 (1960-05-10) [age 59]), Founder of U2 and Providing Guitar and Vocals
  • Midge Ure (born October 10, 1953 (1953-10-10) [age 66]), Providing Guitar
  • Boy George (born June 14, 1961 (1961-06-14) [age 58]), Providing Vocals
  • Paul Young (born January 17, 1956 (1956-01-17) [age 64]), Providing Guitar
  • John Taylor (born June 20, 1960 (1960-06-20) [age 59]), Providing Bass
  • Jody Watley (born January 30, 1959 (1959-01-30) [age 61]), Providing Vocals
  • Holly Johnson (born February 9, 1960 (1960-02-09) [age 60]), Providing Vocals
  • Simon LeBon (born October 27, 1958 (1958-10-27) [age 61]), Providing Vocals
  • Paul Weller (born May 25, 1968 (1968-05-25) [age 51]), Providing Guitar
  • Tony Hadley (born June 2, 1960 (1960-06-02) [age 59]), Providing Synthesizer
  • Andy Taylor (born February 16, 1961 (1961-02-16) [age 59]), Providing Guitar
  • Keren Woodward (born April 2, 1961 (1961-04-02) [age 59]), Providing Vocals
  • Adam Clayton (born March 13, 1960 (1960-03-13) [age 60]), Providing Bass
  • Nick Rhodes (born June 8, 1962 (1962-06-08) [age 57]), Providing Keyboard
  • Martyn Ware (born May 19, 1956 (1956-05-19) [age 63]), Providing Keyboard
  • Martin Kemp (born October 10, 1961 (1961-10-10) [age 58]), Providing Bass
  • Gary Kemp (born October 16, 1959 (1959-10-16) [age 60]), Providing Guitar
  • Jon Moss (born September 11, 1957 (1957-09-11) [age 62]), Providing Drums
  • Francis Rossi (born May 29, 1949 (1949-05-29) [age 70]), Providing Guitar
  • Steve Norman (born March 25, 1960 (1960-03-25) [age 60]), Providing Guitar
  • Rick Parfitt (born October 12, 1960 - December 24, 2016 [age 56]), Providing Guitar
  • Glenn Gregory (born May 16, 1958 (1958-05-16) [age 61]), Providing Vocals
  • James Taylor (born August 16, 1953 (1953-08-16) [age 66]), Providing Vocals
  • John Keeble (born July 6, 1959 (1959-07-06) [age 60]), Providing Drums
  • Johnnie Fingers (born September 10, 1956 (1956-09-10) [age 63]), Providing Piano
  • Chris Cross (born July 14, 1952 (1952-07-14) [age 67]), Providing Bass
  • Marilyn (born November 3, 1962 (1962-11-03) [age 57]), Providing Vocals
  • Pete Briquette (born July 2, 1954 (1954-07-02) [age 65]), Providing Bass
  • Simon Crowe (born April 14, 1955 (1955-04-14) [age 64]), Providing Drums
  • Robert Bell (born October 8, 1960 (1960-10-08) [age 59]), Providing Bass
  • Mark Brzezecki (born June 21, 1957 (1957-06-21) [age 62]), Providing Drums
  • Stuart Adamson (born April 11, 1958 - December 16, 2001 [age 43]), Providing Guitar
  • Tony Butler (born February 13, 1957 (1957-02-13) [age 63]), Providing Bass
  • Bruce Watson (born March 11, 1961 (1961-03-11) [age 59]), Providing Guitar

Band Aid 20

  • Thom Yorke (born October 7, 1968 (1968-10-07) [age 51]), Providing Piano
  • Jonny Greenwood (born November 5, 1971 (1971-11-05) [age 48]), Providing Guitar
  • Justin Hawkins (born March 17, 1975 (1975-03-17) [age 45]), Providing Guitar
  • Tim Rice-Oxley (born June 2, 1976 (1976-06-02) [age 43]), Providing Vocals
  • Fran Healy (born July 23, 1973 (1973-07-23) [age 46]), Providing Vocals
  • Skye Edwards (born May 27, 1974 (1974-05-27) [age 45]), Providing Vocals
  • Neil Hannon (born November 7, 1970 (1970-11-07) [age 49]), Providing Vocals
  • Róisín Murphy (born July 5, 1973 (1973-07-05) [age 46]), Providing Vocals
  • Dan Hawkins (born December 12, 1976 (1976-12-12) [age 43]), Providing Guitar
  • Chris Martin (born March 2, 1977 (1977-03-02) [age 43]), Providing Vocals
  • Dido (born December 25, 1971 (1971-12-25) [age 48]), Providing Vocals
  • Robbie Williams (born February 13, 1974 (1974-02-13) [age 46]), Providing Vocals
  • Sugababes (formed: 1998 - 2011), Providing Vocals
  • Bono  (born May 10, 1960 (1960-05-10) [age 59]), Founder of U2 and Providing Vocals
  • Will Young (born January 20, 1979 (1979-01-20) [age 41]), Providing Vocals
  • Jamelia (born January 11, 1981 (1981-01-11) [age 39]), Providing Vocals
  • Ms Dynamite (born April 26, 1981 (1981-04-26) [age 38]), Providing Vocals
  • Beverly Knight (born March 22, 1973 (1973-03-22) [age 47]), Providing Vocals
  • Joss Stone (born April 11, 1987 (1987-04-11) [age 32]), Providing Vocals
  • Tom Chaplin (born March 18, 1979 (1979-03-18) [age 41]), Providing Vocals
  • Dizzee Rascal (born September 18, 1984 (1984-09-18) [age 35]), Providing Vocals
  • Busted (formed: 2000 - 2005), Providing Vocals

Band Aid 30

  • Ed Sheeran (born February 17, 1991 (1991-02-17) [age 29]), Providing Vocals
  • Ellie Goulding (born December 30, 1986 (1986-12-30) [age 33]), Providing Vocals
  • Emeli Sandé (born March 10, 1987 (1987-03-10) [age 33]), Providing Vocals
  • Olly Murs (born May 14, 1984 (1984-05-14) [age 35]), Providing Vocals
  • Sam Smith (born May 19, 1992 (1992-05-19) [age 27]), Providing Vocals
  • Bono (born May 10, 1960 (1960-05-10) [age 59]), Founder of U2 and Providing Vocals
  • Rita Ora (born November 26, 1990 (1990-11-26) [age 29]), Providing Vocals
  • Chris Martin (born March 2, 1977 (1977-03-02) [age 43]), Providing Vocals
  • Jessie Ware (born October 15, 1984 (1984-10-15) [age 35]), Providing Vocals
  • Paloma Faith (born July 21, 1981 (1981-07-21) [age 38]), Providing Vocals
  • Sinéad O’Connor (born December 8, 1966 (1966-12-08) [age 53]), Providing Vocals
  • Roger Taylor (born July 26, 1949 (1949-07-26) [age 70]), Drummer For Queen and Providing Drums and Vocals
  • Zoella (born March 28, 1990 (1990-03-28) [age 30]), Providing Vocals
  • Seal (born February 19, 1963 (1963-02-19) [age 57]), Providing Vocals
  • Nick Grimshaw (born August 14, 1984 (1984-08-14) [age 35]), Providing Vocals
  • Milan Neil Amin-Smith (born November 1, 1989 (1989-11-01) [age 30]), Providing Violins
  • Alfie Deyes (born September 17, 1993 (1993-09-17) [age 26]), Providing Vocals
  • Thatcher Joe (born September 8, 1991 (1991-09-08) [age 28]), Providing Vocals
  • Grace Chatto (born December 10, 1985 (1985-12-10) [age 34]), Providing Cellos
  • Fuse ODG (born December 2, 1988 (1988-12-02) [age 31]), Providing Vocals
  • Luke Patterson (born June 11, 1992 (1992-06-11) [age 27]), Providing Vocals
  • Jack Patterson (born July 2, 1985 (1985-07-02) [age 34]), Providing Vocals
  • One Direction (formed: 2010 - 2016), Providing Vocals
  • 15 Minutes Of Fame (formed: 2014), Providing Vocals


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