Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof

 

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Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, KBE[2] (born 5 October 1951), is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist and occasional actor. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s, alongside the punk rock movement. The band had hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays".[3][4] He co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time,[3][5][6] and starred in Pink Floyd's 1982 film Pink Floyd – The Wall as "Pink."

Geldof is widely recognised for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa.[7] In 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.[5] They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005.[8] Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irishman Bono,[9] and is a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the fathers' rights movement.[10]

Geldof was appointed an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II, and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognises individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace", among numerous other awards and nominations.[11] In 2005 he received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

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Pink Floyd – The Wall
 
Pink Floyd – The Wall is a 1982 British live-action/animated musical drama film directed by Alan Parker with animated segments by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, and is based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album of the same name.
I Don't Like Mondays
 
"I Don't Like Mondays" is a song by Irish band The Boomtown Rats that was a number one single in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks during the summer of 1979, and ranks as the sixth biggest British hit of 1979.
Rat Trap
 
"Rat Trap" was a single by The Boomtown Rats, which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in November 1978, the first single by a punk or new wave act to do so.
The Vegetarians of Love
 
The Vegetarians of Love is the second solo studio album by Bob Geldof, released in July 1990. 'The Vegetarians of Love' was also the name of the band of musicians with whom Geldof recorded the album.

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Model Daisy Lowe trips over her red heels as she leaves Alexa Chung’s fashion launch party
  –  June 1, 2017
The model, 28, nearly went flying in the early hours after celebrating Alexa Chung’s first clothing collection held at London’s Danish Church Of Saint Katherine where she was snapped next to rock legend Bob Geldof’s daughter Pixie. The former ...
Oopsy Daisy! Former Strictly contestant Lowe appears to have two left feet as she takes an embarrassing tumble after attending pal Alexa Chung's fashion launch after party
  –  June 1, 2017
Meanwhile, Pixie, who is the daughter of rocker legend Bob Geldof, opted for a slightly edgier look. Wearing a pastel pink graphic T-shirt, the musician paired the top with some pale wash vintage mom jeans. She slung a Noughties style Christian Dior ...
A Hong Kong Collector’s Favourite Artworks
  –  May 31, 2017
Bob Geldof thought it was too sombre and asked Blake to do another version. The second is virtually the same except the G8 leaders are wearing Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s uniforms.
Michael Hutchence's daughter Tiger Lily is all grown up
  –  May 30, 2017
But after Sir Bob Geldof adopted her into his family, Tiger Lily Hutchence has never looked back. September 17th this year will mark 17 years since Paula Yates was tragically found dead at her London home from an accidental heroin overdose at just 41.
What ACTUALLY Happened At Noel Gallagher's Narcos-Themed 50th Bash
  –  May 30, 2017
Radio X's Gordon Smart was among the esteemed guests, who included the likes of Bono, Damon Albarn, Johnny Marr, Madonna, Sir Bob Geldof, Michael Fassbender, The Stone Roses' Mani, Russell Brand, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno ...
Dear Viv: I'm afraid of people judging my age-gap relationship
  –  May 30, 2017
Yes and no. It depends who you hang out with, what your job is and it depends on your standards. I think Bob Geldof looks pretty good. I guess he would not get a job as a grooming consultant at Kiehl’s. (Although maybe nowadays he might with the whole ...
When Bowie & Jagger’s “Dancing in the Street” Music Video Becomes a Silent Film: Can the Worst Music Video Ever Get Even Worse?
  –  May 30, 2017
You might remember it. Back in 1985, Mick Jagger and David Bowie recorded "Dancing in the Street" to raise money for Live Aid, the famine relief mega-concerts organized by Bob Geldof. Originally written by Marvin Gaye, and first made famous by Martha and ...
Opinion: Entertainers must not be silenced
  –  May 29, 2017
Former Beatle George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh (1971) drew attention to the plight of refugees fleeing genocide; Marlon Brando used the 1973 Oscars to make a point about native American civil rights; in the ’80s Bob Geldof’s Band Aid raised ...
Katie Hopkins: Former LBC broadcaster’s most controversial moments
  –  May 26, 2017
“Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. They might look a bit 'Bob Geldof's Ethiopia circa 1984', but they are built to survive a nuclear bomb. They are survivors,” she wrote in a Sun column. In her article, she suggested gunships should ...
Live Aid '85 The Tribute will support two shire charities
  –  May 26, 2017
‘‘We truly respect Bob Geldof’s remarkable humanitarian achievements with the original concert and thought this was a way we could give something back to local communities.’’ Patten said both he Gardiner were heavily influenced by the original ...
The next Bob Geldof? DJ Jonny White launches Music Against Animal Cruelty charity
  –  May 26, 2017
Whether it is Madonna speaking out against Donald Trump or Bob Geldof rallying for poverty, music has never been silent on social issues. Canadian DJ Jonny White is the latest to take a stand, teaming up with Pulse Radio's Wade Cawood and Jack Baucher from ...
Katie Hopkins no stranger to courting controversy
  –  May 26, 2017
“Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. They might look a bit ‘Bob Geldof’s Ethiopia circa 1984′, but they are built to survive a nuclear bomb. They are survivors,” she wrote in a Sun column. In her article, she suggested gunships ...
Ian Hart: Albion or Cherries: Who would you choose?
  –  May 26, 2017
So Arsenal haven’t qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, it’s not exactly the news that will prompt Sir Bob Geldof to rally the troops and record a charity single. But ultimately has the failure had more to do with the ...
Bob Geldof praises Stormzy as the artist of the moment
  –  May 23, 2017
Bob Geldof believes Stormzy is carrying on the spirit of rock 'n' roll in the 21st century. The Boomtown Rats frontman considers the grime rapper to be the "artist of the moment" and the songs on his debut album 'Gang Signs & Prayer' - which, in Britain ...
Entrepreneurs: Meet One Water, a drinks brand with ethical credentials
  –  May 22, 2017
He wrote a pitch in the evening, and the next day drove to Bob Geldof and Richard Curtis’s London offices, trying to clinch a deal to make One the official water for the charitable concert. He blagged his way in and won the contract. “We were globally ...
Luvvie Remainers like author Ian McEwan want Brexiteers dead – but they all face extinction on June 8
  –  May 21, 2017
Get out on the streets. Show us you would be willing to die — or at least graze your knee — for that EU flag. Bob Geldof with his face twisted with hatred and surrounded by his rich chinless chums on the Thames, sticking two fingers up at Nigel Farage ...
19 Unique Celeb Baby Names You Had Forgotten All About
  –  May 20, 2017
Phyllis little sister didn’t get off lightly either; she is called Myllena Mae Gorr. The three daughters of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom, Little Pixie And Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily, got the winning tickets to the ...
Theresa May could waive rights to 95 per cent of British waters after Brexit, fishermen fear
  –  May 19, 2017
Nigel Farage, the-then Ukip leader, and the-then Labour MP Kate Hoey led a small flotilla of fishing boats up the Thames days before the EU referendum vote last June, where they clashed with rival boats led by the singer and political activist Bob Geldof.
Dundee University at 50: Famous faces
  –  May 19, 2017
Honorary graduates have included – James McIntosh Patrick (1973), Kiri Ke Tanawa (1982), Lech Walesa (1984), Elaine C Smith (1999), Gary Player (1999), Bob Geldof (2002), Stella McCartney (2003), John Simpson (2003), Frank Gehry (2003), Andrew Marr (2004 ...
MARKET REPORT: Smart home device maker LightwaveRF jumps nearly 50% on Google link for voice control tech
  –  May 18, 2017
In the junior market, two celebrity-backed media groups rallied after confirming rumours that they could merge. Bob Geldof-backed TV producer Zinc Media confirmed that it was plotting a merger with Brave Bison, a YouTube movie maker backed by former Sun ...
'Catastrophe awaits Brexit Britain' Bob Geldof lashes out at Leavers in doomsday warning
  –  May 11, 2017
Bob Geldof, the Remainer luvvie, has pledged to not back down from his fight to torpedo Brexit. He was speaking to the Convention, a Brexit-centric conference set to take place this weekend that includes Gina Miller and Nick Clegg. The celebrity activist ...
Bob Geldof leaves Sting a stinging review after writing all over his set list at London show
  –  April 16, 2017
You might think Bob Geldof and Sting are two grumpy old men. But I can happily reveal they both have a sense of humour. Bob, 65, annihilated Sting’s setlist when he attended his gig at the Hammersmith Apollo on April 9. After venturing backstage ...

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