Band Aid was an "all-star" collective of pop musicians assembled in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to record "Do They Know Its Christmas?", with proceeds benefiting the famine relief effort in Ethiopia. The song reached #1 in multiple European countries, breaking many sales records, while also peaking at #13 on the U.S. Billboard chart. Moreover, it inspired Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie to assemble U.S.A. for Africa to record the American equivalent, "We Are the World ", the following year. It also led directly to the historic dual-venue 1985 concert, Live Aid, which too was organised by Geldof and Ure.