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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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 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) (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")
 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 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")
 1994 Drop the Dead Donkey (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wedding (1994) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 24 episodes, 1977 - 1994) (performer - 1 episode, 1986) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1978)
- 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")
- Episode dated 22 November 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Diamond Smiles")
 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")
 1981 Fear No Evil (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - as Bob Geldorf)
 1980 Up the Academy (lyrics: "Rat Trap") / (music: "Rat Trap")
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Other Works:

Article, "'People can sing every note he played'," Published in "The Daily Telegraph (UK)," 1 December 2001. See more »

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


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I was interested in the blues, because Mick [Jagger] and Keith [Richards] used to say, "forget about us, go and listen to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf". So I dutifully went to the record shop and said "have you heard of these people?" That someone could be called Howlin' Wolf. Wow. I listened to that music and I adored its primitivism. I joined the Irish Blues Appreciation Society. I was member ... See more »


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 »


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