Bob Geldof Biography
(Lead Singer of The Irish Rock Band 'The Boomtown Rats')
Birthday: October 5, 1951 (Libra)
Born In: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
‘It’s a rat trap Judy, and we’ve been caught…’ The lines from the famous song Rat Trap made Bob Geldof quite a persona in the late 1970s and mid 1980s. Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, a political activist and an occasional actor. He is also the frontman of an Irish punk rock band named the Boomtown Rats. Along with his musician friend Midge Ure of Ultravox, he co-wrote as well as conceived “Do They Know It’s Christmas”—the charity supergroup ‘Band Aid’s’ song, which became one of the most loved as well as one of the best-selling singles of all times. He was quite popular in the Irish and British rock circles not because of his insightful song writing or soulful singing but for his abrasive and brash behaviour. However, once he formed the pop charity called Band Aid for providing famine relief in Africa, he became famous for his philanthropic nature. His trust raised as much as $8 million for the famine-stricken people of Africa by releasing the record of “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. His anti-poverty efforts for the people of Africa made him widely recognised as an activist. He is also a doting, single father and has been a strong advocate for the father’s rights movement as well.