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25/11/1984 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?' is recorded

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Band Aid - Do they know it's christmas 1984 | HQ - Widescreen 16:9

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Band Aid - Do They Know its Christmas - The Making of - 1984 Video

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Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? (Pop-Up Video)

Do They Know It's Christmas? was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in reaction to television reports of the famine in Ethiopia. The record became the fastest selling single in UK chart history, selling a million copies in the first week. The song reached number one in 13 other countries outside the UK.
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