Bob Geldof

Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof, KBE (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. 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". He co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time, 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.
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  • Band Aid 30 shows staying power of a charitable brand

    … money on a cover of a 30-year-old song were instantly quashed. “From what we’re seeing now from iTunes, it’s gone bonkers,” a gobsmacked Bob Geldof, the event’s organizer, told BBC Radio 4 on Monday. “Within four or five minutes we had a million quid.” The charity single repurposes the famous 1984 song of the same name, which was recorded to raise…

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