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About Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, political activist and author who gained international stardom as the lead singer of The Boomtown Rats - an Irish rock band known for such hits as I Don't Like Mondays and She's So Modern. In addition to his work with The Boomtown Rats, he is also known for co-founding the iconic charity supergroup Band Aid along with Midge Ure.
For his charity work, he has received numerous awards and honors, including an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 1989 and a Man of Peace Award in 2005.
He co-wrote the iconic song Do They Know It's Christmas in 1984 to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. The song sold a million copies in its first week of release and went on to become one of the most successful singles of all time.
In 2014, his 25-year-old daughter Peaches Geldof died tragically of a heroin overdose.
He is an atheist.
His 1985 charity concert Live Aid raised more than £150 million for Ethiopia.
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Famous quotes by Bob Geldof
And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure.Bob Geldof
But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc.Bob Geldof
I do think I feel it but you don't think you are cause at a certain time you are no age but you don't think you are anything. You feel the life you have lived. I feel that. It's been a long fifty years.Bob Geldof
I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined.Bob Geldof
I'd always thought the Rats were good fun, but one of the very nice things about being of Saga age is that I can actually look back and think, When I was younger I was in a great band. It was always a collective thing.Bob Geldof
It's really very simple, Governor. When people are hungry they die. So spare me your politics and tell me what you need and how you're going to get it to these people.Bob Geldof
Music is what I must do, business is what I need to do and politics is what I have to do.Bob Geldof
Well, a sort of epiphany: I was in a great band. And it's very cool to be at 53 and realise that when you were a kid you were in a great band.Bob Geldof
You can't trust politicians. It doesn't matter who makes a political speech. It's all lies - and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof's Popularity
Bob Geldof is a famous Irish singer, who was born on October 5, 1951. As a person born on this date, Bob Geldof is listed in our database as the 12th most popular celebrity for the day (October 5) and the 34th most popular for the year (1951).
People born on October 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Bob Geldof is the 470th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Bob Geldof's birthday, Bob Geldof is the 58th most famous Irish.
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