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Bob Geldof

Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof, KBE, (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s alongside the punk rock movement. The band had hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". He co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time, and starred in Pink Floyd's 1982 film Pink Floyd The Wall.

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Loudmouth – The Best Of Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats
... Loudmouth – The Best of Bob Geldof The Boomtown Rats is a greatest hits collection from Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats, consisting mostly of Boomtown Rats material but also some Bob Geldof solo material ...
Martin Lewis (humorist) - Producer
... Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Tom Robinson, Donovan and Bob Geldof.) In addition to producing the original stage shows, Lewis produced albums, TV specials and movies that documented the shows ... the impact of the original shows - including the attribution by Bob Geldof that Live Aid had been inspired in part by the shows ... by rock musicians Pete Townshend, Sting, Phil Collins, Tom Robinson, Donovan and Bob Geldof that Lewis conceived and produced for the 1979 and 1981 Secret Policeman's shows are widely regarded as being one of ...
Fathers' Rights Movement In The United Kingdom - Bob Geldof's Involvement
... Relatively recently, Bob Geldof, organizer of the Live Aid and the Live 8 projects, has become involved in the British fathers' rights movement ... Geldof claims to be an iconoclast, calling his arguments rants which express his feelings towards British family law, as well as towards issues of a more personal matter ... Bob Geldof, and others, argue that without substantial changes, the application of current British custody law will lead to a generation of feral children ...
1985 In Ireland - Events
... March 4 - Bob Geldof is honoured for his overseas aid efforts at a civic reception in the Mansion House ... July 13 - Live Aid is organised by Bob Geldof in London ... September 20 - President Hillery presents Bob Geldof with a cheque for £7 million as the Irish contribution to the Live Aid appeal ...
Bob Geldof - Personal Life - Wealth
... Geldof's wealth was estimated at $1.2 billion in 2011 ... The Financial Times said in September 2012 that Geldof could face a large tax bill after HM Revenue and Customs closed an investigation into investment ...

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