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Himself - Lead Singer, The Boomtown Rats
Himself - Lead Singer: The Boomtown Rats
Public service announcement for The ONE Campaign [www.one.org] (2005)
1 Biographical Movie
1 Print Biography
5 Magazine Cover Photos
The Boomtown Rats | Sir Bob Geldof | Sir Robert 'Bob' Geldof | Bob Geldorf | Bob Geldof KBE | Boomtown Rats
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They had become conflated in my mind with this thing, which I had really thought was the death of music, prog rock and stuff like that. It was over-considered, middle class, intellectual English stuff. I didn't have it, uniquely amongst the planet I have to say, but it's only much later that I realized the scale of their achievement...
Organized the "Live Aid" concert that was held in July of 1985 after seeing a BBC documentary on Ethiopia. He flew to Ethiopia, finding the worst living conditions, and children starving. Wrote the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" for the children of Ethiopia. The Live Aid concert was held at Wembley Stadium in the UK and JFK Stadium in Philidelphia, raising millions for Ethiopia.