Were bigger in Britain than they were in the United States.
One of their biggest hits was the controversial "I Don't Like Mondays". The song was inspired by the story of a 17-year old girl named Brenda Spencer who shot 11 people (killing two) just because she didn't like Mondays.
Broke up a few months after Live Aid, which their founder Bob Geldof helped to organize.
After the success of "I Don't Like Mondays", songwriter Bob Geldof received a letter from Brenda Spencer, the school shooter who inspired the song, in which she professed pride in what she had done, because the song had made her famous.