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

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 2018 Granada Reports (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2 December 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" - uncredited)
 2018 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 October 2018 (2018) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" - uncredited)
 2017 Daddy's Home Two (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas")
 2017 Cannonball (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... (writer: "Cheerio" - uncredited)
 2017 Mindhunter (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
 2017 Großstadtrevier (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hunde, die bellen (2017) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
 2017 The 100 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heavy Lies the Crown (2017) ... (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays", "I I Don't Like Mondays" - uncredited)
 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")
 2015/II Stranded (Documentary) (writer: "Looking After No. 1" - as B. Geldof)
 2014 Peter Andre's Xmas Extravaganza Top 50 (TV Movie) (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2014 Black Mirror (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- White Christmas (2014) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2014 Doctors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Naughty List (2014) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas" - uncredited)
 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?")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.87 (2010) ... (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?" - uncredited)
 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)
 2002 Home Room (writer: "I Don't Like Mondays")
 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?" - uncredited)
 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 - 31 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") / (writer: "This Is The World Calling")
- Episode dated 25 December 1985 (1985) ... (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
- Episode dated 8 April 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "House on Fire")
 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 Band Aid II: Do They Know It's Christmas? (Video short) (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 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)
 1984 Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas? (Video short) (writer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 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 Riding High (writer: "Keep It Up")
 1981 Fear No Evil (as B. Geldorf, "I Don't Like Mondays")
 1980 Up the Academy (lyrics: "Rat Trap") / (music: "Rat Trap")
 1978-1979 The Kenny Everett Video Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Will Kenny Everett Make It to 1980? Show (1979) ... (writer: "Someone's Looking at You")
- Episode #1.8 (1978) ... (writer: "Rat Trap")
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Personal Details

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 | 1 Portrayal | 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)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on David Bowie's suggestion that Live Aid should be an annual event] If he wants to give up six months a year to do it, fair enough. Live Aid took me six months to organise. I can't afford the time to organise another one myself. See more »

Trivia:

After the success of "I Don't Like Mondays", he received a letter from Brenda Ann Spencer, the school shooter who inspired the song, in which she expressed pride in what she had done, because the song had made her famous. Geldof was of course disgusted at this idea, considering the song is a comment on the sheer senselessness of Spencer's crime. See more »

Trademark:

Scruffy hairdo

Nickname:

Sir Bob

Star Sign:

Libra

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