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Bob Geldof recalls being starstruck after sweet phone call from Michael Jackson

Bob Geldof has revealed that he was left starstruck after receiving a surprise phone call from Michael Jackson and Harry Belefonte, inviting him to record a charity single with huge stars including Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder. Boomtown Rats singer Bob shared the story behind Band Aid at an In Conversation Event, celebrating Live Aid and 100 years of the BBC, as part of the BFI and Radio Times TV Festival on May 20, 2022.Speaking at the event, Bob revealed that he could not believe it when he received a phone call from some of the biggest stars of the decade inviting him to the recording of the USA for Africa Charity single We Are The World in 1985, following the success of Band Aid's Do they Know It's Christmas a few months earlier.

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Norah Jones finally shares cover of Ray Charles’ ‘Hallelujah, I Love Him So’
Norah Jones has finally released her cover of Ray Charles‘ ‘Hallelujah, I Love Him So’ – listen to it below.Released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her landmark debut ‘Come Away With Me’, Jones originally recorded her rendition of the 1956 song during one of her very first demo sessions for Blue Note Records back in 2000.Until now, the cover has never previously been released. It will be available for the first time as part of ‘Come Away With Me: 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’, a multi-disc reissue that will arrive on April 29.The anniversary release will contains 21 other previously unreleased tracks including demos of Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most’, Nat King Cole’s ‘Walkin’ My Baby Back Home’, and Lou Rawls’ ‘World Of Trouble’.The expanded studio set will also feature the first version of the album that Jones originally recorded at Allaire Studios with producer Craig Street.Pre-order the album here; listen to Jones’ version of ‘Hallelujah, I Love Him So’ below.‘Come Away with Me: 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’ tracklist:Disc 1: ‘Come Away With Me – 20th Anniversary Remaster’01. ‘Don’t Know Why’02. ‘Seven Years’03. ‘Cold Cold Heart’04. ‘Feelin’ The Same Way’05. ‘Come Away With Me’06. ‘Shoot The Moon’07. ‘Turn Me On’08. ‘Lonestar’09. ‘I’ve Got To See You Again’10. ‘Painter Song’11. ‘One Flight Down’12. ‘Nightingale’13. ‘The Long Day Is Over’14. ‘The Nearness Of You’Disc 2: ‘The Demos, First Sessions Outtakes, & First Sessions’ EP01. ‘Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most’02. ‘Walkin’ My Baby Back Home’03. ‘World Of Trouble’04. ‘The Only Time’05. ‘I Didn’t Know About You’06. ‘Something Is Calling You’ (tabla version)07. ‘Just Like A Dream Today’08. ‘When Sunny Gets Blue’0