Geldof calls sales of Band Aid’s new version of Do They Know It’s Christmas?, released to raise money for Ebola, ‘extraordinary’ in an interview on Radio 4’s Today program.
From what we’ve seen from iTunes it’s gone bonkers. Within four or five minutes we had a million quid.
A new version of Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas?, featuring Bono, One Direction and Sam Smith, debuts on The X Factor. The proceeds from the song, which is available on iTunes, are being donated to help the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Bob Geldof, who wrote the original version:
[Ebola] is the most anti-human disease, but we can stop it, and we will stop it.