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Sir Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, KBE

Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Geldof and Evelyn Geldof
Ex-husband of Paula Yates
Father of <private> Geldof; Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof and <private> Geldof

Occupation: singer, songwriter, author, occasional actor, and political activist
Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Bob Geldof, KBE

Bob Geldof

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Background information

  • Birth name Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof
  • Born 5 October 1951 (age 65)
  • Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Genres Rock, pop
  • Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, activist, philanthropist, actor, Radio DJ
  • Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Years active 1975–present
  • Labels Polydor
  • Atlantic (US)
  • Associated acts The Boomtown Rats, Midge Ure, Band Aid, USA for Africa, Live Aid, Live 8, Pink Floyd
  • Website

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 as "Pink." Geldof is widely recognised for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005.Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irishman Bono, and is a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the fathers' rights movement. Geldof was appointed an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II, and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognises individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace", among numerous other awards and nominations. In 2005 he received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

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October 5, 1951
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
March 13, 1989
Age 37
Greater London, England, United Kingdom