Bob Geldof In-depth Biography
Bob Geldof (full name name Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof, KBE) and was born 5th October 1951 and is from County Dublin, Ireland.
He is well known for his time as the lead singer in The Boomtown Rats in the ‘70s/’80s and had hit singles with "Rat Trap", "I Don't Like Mondays" and charity single: "Do They Know It's Christmas?” with UItravox’s Midge Ure.
Bob Geldof has been producing music since 1975 and been heavily involved in philanthropic activities; notably for forming the supergroup Band Aid to raise money to stop famine in third world countries, and also putting on concerts such as Live 8 and Live Aid.
In his time he has gone on to receive many accolades for his charity work and has gained a knighthood and Man of Peace title. Bob Geldof married TV presenter and journalist Paula Yates who in turn left the ageing rocker for INXS singer Michael Hutchence which was famously reported in the press. The couple had three children.
During his time in the Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof became famous for his upfront and strong political stance and in 1986, went on to launch his own solo career and published his autobiography Is That It?. In 1980 the Boomtown Rats had success with the album Mondo Bongo. The single "Up All Night" in 1981 was a hit in the U.S.
Bob Geldof’s infamous rant on the The Late Late Show led to the Boomtown Rats being unable to play in Ireland again, after he criticised the church and retaliated against nuns that were in the audience.
As a solo artist Bob Geldof had hits with "This Is The World Calling" (co-written with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics) and "The Great Song of Indifference".