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Bob Geldof


Frontman for the late 70s to late 80s band, the Boomtown Rats Also wrote and produced Band Aid's tune, "Do They Know It's Christmas-time?" with musician Midge Ure. Band Aid later evolved into Live Aid, the first international real-time concert, broadcast across the globe for two days. Live Aid and Band Aid were created to bring relief to the ... See full bio »
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 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "She's So Modern", "Like Clockwork", "Rat Trap")
 2011 Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Do They Know it's Christmas")
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Extraordinary Merry Christmas (2011) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" - uncredited)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #18.104 (2011) ... (performer: "How I Roll" - uncredited) / (writer: "How I Roll" - uncredited)
 2010 't Schaep Met De 5 Pooten (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Hallo, gezellig! (2010) ... (music: "Daarom haat ik mijn verjaardag" (I Don't Like Mondays))
 2008-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
- Music with a Message (2008) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
  Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #1.87 (2010) ... (performer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?") / (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2008 Gavin & Stacey (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (2008) ... ("Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2007 La tele de tu vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (2007) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 2006 Wo ist Fred? (performer: "Room 19 (Sha La La La Lee)") / (writer: "Room 19 (Sha La La La Lee)")
 2006 The Benchwarmers (performer: "Room 19 (Sha La La La Lee)") / (writer: "Room 19 (Sha La La La Lee)" - as Robert Geldof)
 2005 Wife Swap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.2 (2005) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 2005 Brit Awards 2005 (TV Special) (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays", "Rat Trap") / (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays", "Rat Trap")
 2003 Interaktiv (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- TV Allstars X-Mas Special (2003) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2003 Stuck in the Middle (Video) (writer: "Rat Trap")
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 20 Hours in America: Part II (2002) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
- 20 Hours in America: Part I (2002) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Do they Know It's Christmas?")
 1985-1999 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Christmas Day 1999: Part 1 (1999) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.87 (1985) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" - uncredited)
 1999 Un amore (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 1998 The Parent Trap (performer: "Happy Club") / (writer: "Happy Club")
 1994 Drop the Dead Donkey (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wedding (1994) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Very Special Christmas with Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 1990 Schmidteinander (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... ("A Gospel Song")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "I don't like Mondays", "Rat Trap", "Drag me down", "Do they know it's Christmas"")
 1982 Pink Floyd The Wall (performer: "In the Flesh?", "In the Flesh", "Stop")
 1981 Fear No Evil (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - as Bob Geldorf)
 1980 Up the Academy (lyrics: "Rat Trap") / (music: "Rat Trap")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1978)
- Episode dated 16 November 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Rat Trap")
- Episode dated 9 November 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Rat Trap")
- Episode dated 26 October 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Rat Trap")
- Episode dated 19 October 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Rat Trap")
- Episode dated 5 October 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Rat Trap")
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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 10 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Boomtown Rats | Sir Bob Geldof | Sir Robert 'Bob' Geldof | Bob Geldorf | Bob Geldof KBE

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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We believed rock and roll would last forever. Now I don't think it will. I think the diffuse nature of the medium means pop culture has won. We are pop culture. It's harder to identify the new and art has lost its ability to shock. Music is also trying too hard - there's a massive amount of stuff to reference, so why shouldn't I? See more »

Trivia:

Is left-handed. Plays guitar with strings strung for a right-handed player (he forms chords backwards because of this. See more »

Trademark:

Scruffy hairdo

Star Sign:

Libra

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