Band Aid, a charity supergroup was founded by British and Irish musicians. It was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" for the Christmas season that year. On 11/25/84 the song was recorded in London, and released in the UK four days later. The single became the Christmas number one song.