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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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 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 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")
 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 (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?")
 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 - 25 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 27 December 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 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) ("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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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[About his foster daughter Tiger Lily, the daughter of Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence] "She calls me Dad. We were shopping the other day and they played one of my songs then one of her dad's. She said, 'That's you, Dad'. Then she said, 'That's my real dad. My real dad's a better singer than you, Dad". I just said: 'Sheesh... Thanks". See more »

Trivia:

Geldof and Paula Yates had three daughters-- Fifi Trixiebelle (Fifi Geldof) (b. 31 March 1983), Peaches Geldof (b. 16 March 1989 d. 7 April 2014), and Pixie Geldof (b. 17 September 1990)-- who live with custodial parent Geldof. He is also the custodial guardian of Paula Yates' orphaned daughter Tiger-Lily (b. 1996), who is his daughters' half-sister. See more »

Trademark:

Scruffy hairdo

Nickname:

Sir Bob

Star Sign:

Libra

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His poor, poor children... amoureuxx
what is it about Bob? johanna_ojj
BOB GELDOF IS MY GOD I LOVE HIM!!! lauren_entwistle
Tiger Lily??? cdon
who's here from the forum? :-) johanna_ojj
what is wrong with these people?!!! chaosh
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