We only index and link to content zoella the Christmas present! // The Record S… by other sites. For the 2004 incarnation of the band, see Band Aid 20. For the 2014 incarnation of the band, see Band Aid 30.
For brand of Johnson and Johnson, see Band-Aid. This article needs additional citations for verification. Band Aid is a charity supergroup featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists. The supergroup was formed by Bob Geldof, who was then lead singer of the Irish band The Boomtown Rats.
The BBC played a major role in capturing the poverty affecting Ethiopian citizens and thereby influenced Geldof to take action. The group’s name stemmed from the idea that the musicians were providing aid to the less fortunate and suggested that their project was likened to putting a band-aid on a wound. Geldof was looking for support from all nations for Africa beginning in the United Kingdom. Geldof was so moved by the plight of starving children in Ethiopia, that he decided to try to raise money using his contacts in pop music. Geldof enlisted the help of Midge Ure, from the group Ultravox, to produce a charity record. The following morning, Geldof appeared on the Radio 1 breakfast show with Mike Read, to promote the record further and promise that every penny would go to the cause.