Midge Ure

Midge Ure is the man behind the iconic 80’s band Ultravox, co-creator of Live Aid/ Band Aid/ Live 8 with Bob Geldolf, currently hailed in the echelons of musical history as one of the men responsible for Vienna and now officially the most popular and respected record of the 80’s (as voted by Absolute Radio listeners).

Midge Ure’s atmospheric and glittering career has spanned over three decades as a former member of Thin Lizzy, Visage, Ultravox and as a solo artist, Midge has also been a tireless campaigner for Save the Children, has an OBE, multiple Brit Awards and Ivor Novello awards and once came close to winning Celebrity Masterchef whilst enjoying his cookery hobby. As a multi platinum selling artist, Midge has written hits that stand the test of time.

These include Vienna, despite only reaching number 2 in the charts remains one of the biggest selling records of its year of release (1981), Do They Know It’s Christmas is the biggest selling single in the history of the British Charts and his singe If I Was from his solo debut album The Gift went straight in at number 1.


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