In 1989, Pete Waterman was asked by Bob Geldof to assemble artists to record a new version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’. Waterman, together with Mike Stock and Matt Aitken, produced the track. It was crowned the Christmas number 1 of 1989, staying put for three weeks and became the ninth best selling single of that year.
The artists featured on Band Aid II include Kylie Minogue, Sonia, Bananarama, Big Fun, Bros, Cathy Dennis, D Mob, Jason Donovan, Kevin Godley, Glen Goldsmith, Rolf Harris, The Pasadenas, Marti Pellow, Chris Rea, Cliff Richard, Jimmy Somerville, Lisa Stansfield, Technotronic.
The Band Aid II version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ has recently been added to the UK iTunes store.