The Return of Band Aid

This was mentioned in at least two other places that I am aware of TTLB and Wizbang, but I had to comment.

“Sun 24 Oct at 23:30 on BBC Three

BBC Three marks the 20th anniversary of Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas – the song that rocked the world.”

Band Aid founders planning new charity effort for Africa

Twenty years. High school, I was in high school. Now some of you will look at this and think of me as being a young pup, and you are right. I am. But it is a little surreal to look at a 20 year time frame and realize that it is no longer the bulk of my life.

It was a short time later during the Summer of 1985 that I watched Live Aid at a pub called Champs in Jerusale. I Googled Champs and found an address of 19 Jaffa Street. Wow, it is still there.

I have just a few stories to tell about my time there, Lalos and Pini’s Pub. Not to mention Ritchie’s Pizza, Pizza Rimini and a bunch of other places. Of course how many 16 year-olds get the opportunity to leave their parents for an entire Summer and then not have a good time.

I wonder if they tried to bring back the original members of Band Aid how it would fare. Let’s take a look at who it included:

Band Aid

Bob Geldof- I still think of him as Pink.

Midge Ure

Phil Collins- Doing Disney soundtracks

George Michael- Did he ever recover from getting arrested for masturbating in public.

Jody Watley

Paul Weller

Paul Young

and members of:


Boomtown Rats

Duran Duran- Just released a new album

Heaven 17

Kool & The Gang- Sing with me now “Celebrate just being paid to sing this song”

Spandau Ballet

Status Quo

U2- Still going strong


I hear VH-1 special. Excuse me while I go work on my lines.

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  1. Jack's Shack October 23, 2004 at 4:25 am

    Yes, he is. It is hard for me to think of him as anyone but Pink.

  2. mquest October 22, 2004 at 11:31 pm

    Bob Geldof IS Pink.

  3. Jack's Shack October 22, 2004 at 3:09 pm


    I have a lot to say, hopefully some of it is meaningful.

  4. Stacey October 22, 2004 at 1:43 pm

    I remember this so vividly. I still have my 45 record of this and even play it now and then.

  5. Mr. Middle America October 22, 2004 at 11:00 am

    Dude, you accumulate more words than any three bloggers I know!

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