ANDY BELL, British singer and songwriter (band Erasure); Apart from his work with Erasure, he has taken part in numerous charities including the Ferry Aid version of “Let It Be” in 1987, a cover of Cole Porter’s “Too Darn Hot” that was included in 1990s Red Hot + Blue album to raise funds for AIDS and HIV research, re-making Lene Lovich’s “Rage” alongside her to be included in PETA’s album in 1991 in favor of a wildlife campaign and performing twice on Big Spender’s Red Hot and Dance events to support various AIDS projects (in December 1994 and November 2004). Bell sang the role of Montresor in Peter Hammill’s opera The Fall of the House of Usher, released in 1991 and reissued with a new recording in 1999. In December 2004, Bell announced he was HIV-positive and has known since 1998.