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Bob Geldof


Bob Geldof was frontman for the late '70s to mid '80s Irish punk rock band the Boomtown Rats. He also conceived and co-wrote Band Aid's tune "Do They Know It's Christmas?" with his friend, musician Midge Ure of Ultravox, which became the 1984 Christmas number one in the UK and the best-selling British pop single until that time. Band Aid later ... See full bio »
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Known For

Live Aid
Live Aid Writer
(1985)
Live 8
Live 8 Writer
(2005)
The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap Soundtrack
(1998)
I Am Bob
I Am Bob Himself
(2007)

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 2016 Superstar Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2016) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas")
 2016 Today at Wimbledon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day 8 (2016) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
 2016 Wimbledon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2016: Day 8, Part 2 (2016) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
- 2016: Day 8, Part 1 (2016) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
  Donauinselfest Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2016) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Bob Geldof (2016) ... (lyrics: "Neon Heart", "(She's Gonna) Do You In", "Close As You'll Ever Be", "Mary of the 4th Form", "Looking After Number One" - uncredited) / (performer: "(I Never Loved) Eva Braun", "Like Clockwork", "Neon Heart", "(She's Gonna) Do You In", "Someone's Looking at You", "Banana Republic", "A Tonic for the Troops", "I Don't Like Mondays", "Close As You'll Ever Be", "Mary of the 4th Form", "Looking After Number One", "Rat Trap", "The Boomtown Rats" - uncredited) / (writer: "(I Never Loved) Eva Braun", "Like Clockwork", "Someone's Looking at You", "Banana Republic", "I Don't Like Mondays", "Rat Trap" - uncredited)
 2015 Dolezal Backstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Das Weihnachts-Special (2015) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas")
 2015 Sounds of the 80s (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2015 Christmas Special with Kim Wilde (2015) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?", "Banana Republic")
 2014 Black Mirror (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- White Christmas (2014) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2014 Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 (TV Movie) (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "She's So Modern", "Like Clockwork", "Rat Trap")
 2012 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's a Small World Holiday: Part Three (2012) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas")
 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) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (2008) ... (writer: "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")
 2007 House M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Half-Wit (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)
 2006 I Don't Like Mondays (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 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 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 48 #3 (2002) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 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)
 1985-2001 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 21 December 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" - uncredited)
- 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)
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Do they Know It's Christmas?")
 2000 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Forgiveness and Stuff (2000) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 1999 Un amore (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 1998 The Parent Trap (performer: "Happy Club") / (writer: "Happy Club")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 26 episodes, 1977 - 1995) (performer - 1 episode, 1986) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1978)
- Episode dated 19 October 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Looking After No. 1")
- Episode dated 30 June 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
- Episode dated 13 November 1986 (1986) ... (performer: "This Is The World Calling")
- Episode dated 25 December 1985 (1985) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
- Episode dated 20 November 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Banana Republic")
 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")
 1989 It's Christmas (Video short) (writer: "DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?" - as Geldof)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "I don't like Mondays", "Rat Trap", "Drag me down", "Do they know it's Christmas"")
 1985 We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (TV Movie documentary) ("We Are the World", uncredited)
 1982 Pink Floyd: The Wall (performer: "In the Flesh?", "In the Flesh", "5:11 AM (The Moment of Clarity)", "Stop")
 1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (Documentary) (performer: "I Don't Like Mondays") / (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 1981 Fear No Evil (as B. Geldorf, "I Don't Like Mondays")
 1980 Up the Academy (lyrics: "Rat Trap") / (music: "Rat Trap")
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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 need finally to move from charity (Band Aid, Live Aid) to political and economic justice. Charity deals with the pain of poverty, the hunger, disease and conflict, but to finally end these things one must focus not on the symptoms of poverty but on its structures. Why does it exist? How does it exist? What can we do to stop it and its awful symptoms? That can only be addressed by political ... See more »

Trivia:

Is often referred to, and credited - incorrectly - as Sir Bob Geldof. While indeed he was awarded a K.B.E. (Knight of the order of the British Empire) by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, as he is an Irish citizen the award was honorary and he cannot be referred to as 'Sir'. Instead he is more correctly addressed as Robert (or Bob) Geldof K.B.E. See more »

Trademark:

Scruffy hairdo

Nickname:

Sir Bob

Star Sign:

Libra

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