Bob Geldof


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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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Spice World Bob Geldof
(1997)
The Parent Trap Soundtrack
(1998)
The Benchwarmers Soundtrack
(2006)

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 2012 Bad Girl
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 2002 The Old Fools (Short) (voice)
 1997 Spice World
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 1991 Bernard and the Genie (TV Movie)
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 1990 Beyond the Groove (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1990)
 1987 Bob Geldof: I Cry To (Music Video)
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 1987 Bob Geldof: In the Pouring Rain (Music Video)
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 1985 Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City (Music Video)
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 1984 Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas? (Music Video)
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 1984 The Boomtown Rats: Tonight (Music Video)
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 1984 The Boomtown Rats: Dave (Music Video)
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 1984 Number One (TV Movie)
Harry 'Flash' Gordon
 1984 The Boomtown Rats: Drag Me Down (Music Video)
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 1982 Pink Floyd: Hey You (Music Video)
Pink
 1982 The Boomtown Rats: Never in a Million Years (Music Video)
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 1982 Pink Floyd: The Wall
Pink
 1981 The Boomtown Rats: Up All Night (Music Video)
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 1981 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.0 (1981) ... (as Bob Geldorf)
 1979 The Boomtown Rats: Diamond Smiles (Music Video)
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 1979 The Boomtown Rats: I Don't Like Mondays (Music Video)
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Other Works:

Public service announcement for The ONE Campaign [www.one.org] (2005) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 10 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

The Boomtown Rats | Sir Bob Geldof | Sir Robert 'Bob' Geldof | Bob Geldorf | Bob Geldof KBE

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Jeanne Marine | See more »

Children:

Fifi Geldof | See more »

Relatives:

Astala Cohen (grandchild) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I think people respond well to the facts. The fact that a few miles away from Europe there is a continent where the majority of the population go to bed hungry every night should resonate with all of us. It is in our interests too to look after our neighbors. I find that the best strategy is to make the public aware of the situation and what needs to be, and can be, done about it. Sometimes the ... See more »

Trivia:

Winner of the 2005 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution. See more »

Trademark:

Scruffy hairdo

Nickname:

Sir Bob

Star Sign:

Libra

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