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'Do They Know It's Christmas' Writer Midge Ure Reacts to David Bowie's Death: 'We'd Heard Rumors About Him Not Being Well'

11 January 2016 6:25 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

More than 30 years ago, David Bowie joined rock luminaries Paul McCartney, Bono, Phil Collins and many more for the now-classic holiday song, "Do They Know It's Christmas." As news of Bowie's death shocks the world Monday, Midge Ure, who wrote the 1984 hit with Bob Geldof, is speaking out about the legend's impact on the world of music. "I don't think that you could go any further than David Bowie," the Scottish musician and singer-songwriter said during an appearance on ITV's Good Morning Britain. "I think if you spoke to any musician who has been around in the last 30, 40 years, we »

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